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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
Simply STUNNING, I can’t stop thinking about it!
I actually find it hard to describe how much I loved this audiobook.
The story is captivating and it was easy to feel emotion towards each of the characters, especially the main character Agnes.
The descriptions and metaphors paint the most vivid of pictures which are eerily beautiful in what is an extremely harsh landscape and era.
The narration was exceptional, I’ve not heard anything this good before!
I can’t stop thinking about it!!
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