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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,714 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henning Mankell Narrator: Henry Strozier, Cherise Boothe, Annie Henk, Mozhan Marnò Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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International bestselling author Henning Mankell’s books have sold more than forty million copies worldwide. In The Shadow Girls, author/poet Jesper Humlin struggles under the pall of a frustrating life. Everything from his personal relationships to his professional pursuits to his finances seems to be failing miserably. Then Jesper happens across a group of young immigrant girls, and their stories of hardship and perseverance transform his outlook on life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mankell writes with both a social conscience and great humor…[The Shadow Girls] is both passionate and entertaining, and a strong indication that the Swedes are not as lugubrious as their crime fiction makes them out to be.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Mankell is giving a voice to those who do not possess one. Some may feel that there are two kinds of novel here, which remain obstinately heterogeneous. But such is Mankell’s skill that we surrender to whatever mode the book settles into—and it might be argued that the comic sugaring of the pill in The Shadow Girls makes the hidden agenda all the more potent.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Mankell’s blend of comedy and moving drama provides a voice for those who lose theirs on their journey from oppression to imagined freedom; freedom which is often transient and blighted with prejudice and racism.”

    Irish Examiner (Cork)

  • “An original blend of cheerful satire, metafiction, and earnest social messaging…at turns absurdly amusing and genuinely touching…an enjoyable outing.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kruimel | 2/13/2014

    " 'Rode Schoenen' wordt voorgesteld als het vervolg op 'Chocolat' en in dat opzicht vind ik het wat teleurstellend. Nergens vind je de magische sfeer die 'Chocolat' zo bijzonder maakt terug. Het verhaal kabbelt maar wat en lost op in een happy ending die je al drie hoofdstukken lang ziet aankomen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jelena | 2/12/2014

    " If there was an option of 1/4 of the star that would be the rating! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amelia Appleby | 2/7/2014

    " Easy, light, read, with a sweet interest in French life. Loved the ideas of magic powers, and peole having their own colours. completely missed this magic in "Chocolat" the film, so am now going back to read the novel. Good holiday read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pat Stearman | 2/1/2014

    " Re-read pre the publication of Peaches for M. le Cure. Love it. "

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