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Justin Buckland

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Brilliant story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2020

Great story, great performances, 5 stars across the board. Brilliant book, recommend it to anyone.

Interesting insight to a land I knew nothing about

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2020

I enjoyed listening to this book and how it evolves. I had no idea of history of Iceland or the Sagas, a whole knew world. Both authors read their chapters with a certain tone of affection for the land and the history. They intertwine it skilfully to the present Iceland, but also their own lives and relationship with each other.

Unengaging

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2020

I found the story slow, meandering and unengaging. The narrative moves imperceptibly from one scene to the next which makes it difficult to follow. I listened to the end but it felt more like penance than enjoyment to me. Simon Slater reads it very well for what it is.