The Perfect Landscape Audiobook, by Ragna Sigurdardottir Play Audiobook Sample

The Perfect Landscape Audiobook

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Read By: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469211848

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

25

Longest Chapter Length:

23:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:04 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

15:28 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

When a wealthy patron donates a valuable landscape painting to Reykjavik’s art museum, the staff can hardly believe its luck. It was painted by one of Iceland’s most beloved artists, and the acquisition is sure to elevate the museum’s already sterling reputation.

For Hanna, a newly arrived art theorist, the acquisition is a chance to begin her job on a high note; after all, she’s something of an expert on the artist. But when the museum’s conservator suggests the painting might be a fake, Hanna realizes the museum’s reputation is not the only one in danger of crumbling.

And so she sets out to authenticate the painting, drawing on every ounce of skill that she possesses. What Hanna doesn’t know she vows to learn, venturing deep into the shadowy world of art forgery. Only then will she be able to strip away the varnish of the past to uncover the truth.

Nominated for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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“A tale of the intrigues and conflicts of ego that plague the modern art world…Sigurdardottir’s prose is subtle and clean…Any lover of art or mystery will find this novel perfectly satisfying.”

— Booklist 

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not much mystery, not much romance, not much Iceland. "

    — Mark, 11/30/2013
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    " One of the most subtle stories I've ever read. "

    — MaryBeth, 10/3/2013
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    " My first Icelandic mystery. The mystery involves art forgery rather than murder, and the book left me with a "so...?" feeling. But I did enjoy feeling as though I was inside Iceland. Perhaps much doesn't happen there, so the book is a good reflection of their society. "

    — Jessica, 4/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An engaging book with characters that were well-drawn and of interest. Also, some nice insights into present Iceland life and the art world. "

    — Ellie, 12/17/2012

About Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is a Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author, professional puppeteer, and former President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (2019–2021). In 2008 she won the Astounding Award for Best New Writer and her debut novel, Shades of Milk and Honey, was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2019, the first book in the Lady Astronaut series, The Calculating Stars, won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, becoming one of only eighteen novels ever to do so. She lives in Nashville with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Sometimes she even writes on them.