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- By: Fredrik Backman
- Narrated by: John Sackville
- Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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.
- By Amazon Customer on 05-02-2018
An excellent book. Hockey is basically used as a framing narrative for a very human story.
The audio editing of the narration wasn't great - had some dips in volume here and there. It's still worth a listen, but maybe not the greatest choice in a noisy environment where you might miss words here and there.