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- By: Hannah Kent
- Narrated by: Morven Christie
- Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the months leading up to her execution on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife, and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force everyone to work side by side, the family’s attitude to Agnes starts to change - until one winter night.
Well researched and very believable
- By Zakgirl on 13-02-2016
A great narration and well presented story of Agnes. Recommend highly. I found the Iceland history fascinating
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- By: Christos Tsiolkas
- Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
- Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
He asked the water to lift him, to carry him, to avenge him. He made his muscles shape his fury, made every stroke declare his hate. And the water obeyed; the water would give him his revenge. No one could beat him, no one came close. His whole life Danny Kelly's only wanted one thing: to win Olympic gold. Everything he's ever done, every thought, every dream, every action takes him closer to that moment of glory, of vindication, when the world will see him for what he is: the fastest, the strongest and the best.
Sense of uncomfort
- By Anonymous User on 16-10-2017
Confronting at times, but it grew on me
I loved the narrator in this book! He was excellent at representing the characters and their accents. The story was certainly tough going at times, language and themes fairly confronting. But I persisted with it and found the story to be wonderfully written with a message that all Australians can relate to. I really enjoyed the book in the end , despite almost giving up on it one early chapters.