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Beartown

Lu par : John Sackville
Série : Beartown, Volume 1
Durée : 13 h et 43 min

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Description

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Beartown by Fredik Backman, read by John Sackville. 

Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest.

For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart.

Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner.

Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. 

It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.

With the town's future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other.

Which side would you be on?

Previously published as The Scandal.

©2017 Fredrik Backman (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

Critiques

"As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson." (The New York Times Book Review)

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  • Megan Dyamond
  • 25/02/2018

Backman delivers another beautiful story

Riveting story, detailed and credible characterisation., and searing emotion.
John Sackville reads it with the exact pitch of a sympathetic observer, drawing you in to Beartown in all its strength and frailty.
I loved this book.

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  • Alexander Resare
  • 19/10/2018

Fiction or non-fiction?

Growing up in rural Sweden this really swept me back in both the best ways and the worst. Excellently written with great insight of the real areas described.

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  • Cheryl Ann Carter
  • 27/06/2018

Inaudible

Loved the story. Listened on a very long car journey. The recording was not always audible. The narrator was so inconsistent that we missed whole chunks of the book. It was not possible to turn the volume up because in some parts it was then so loud as to be offensive, going to so quiet we couldn't hear. Very irritating and frustrating. It sounded as though the narrator kept moving his mouth away from the microphone.
We are not crazy to buy another title to see if it was just this narrator or a a general problem and so will probably cancel the subscription before we have to pay.

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  • Lars
  • 08/05/2019

Gripping story

A slightly slow start but a very well told and gripping story. The narrator taking on different English accents for a story not from there was a bit irritating but otherwise well told.

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  • Ms A Robinson
  • 07/04/2019

Brilliant

This is a great story about humanity and how hard it is to survive, but survive we do. A story about a hockey town ( although it could have been any other male dominated sport). A story about parenting, friendships, prejudices, deceit, love, humour, cruelty - it’s has it all, yet told in such a simple fashion that it is truly wonderful.

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  • Amazon-Kunde
  • 05/01/2019

Spannende, dicht konstruierte Geschichte

Packendes, nicht immer einfaches Thema mit gutem Gespür aufbereitet. Die Geschichte bewegt, die Thematik ist aktuell. Der Autor schafft es ausgezeichnet, die Stadt lebendig, greifbar im Kopf des Zuhörers zu erschaffen und die verschiedenen Charaktere sind komplex aber gut nachvollziehbar kreiert. Insgesamt ein sehr stimmiges Bild von Beartown und seinen Bewohnern von denen jeder seine eigene Geschichte zu tragen hat.