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    • The Greenhouse

    • By: Audur Ava Olafsdottir, Brian FitzGibbon (translator)
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Young Lobbi was preparing to leave his childhood home, his autistic brother, his octogenarian father, and the familiar landscape of mossy lava fields for an unknown future. Soon before his departure, he received an awful phone call: His mother was in a car accident. She used her dying words to offer calm advice to her son, urging him to continue their shared work in the greenhouse tending to the rare Rosa candida. Prior to his mother’s death, in that very same greenhouse, Lobbi made love to Anna, a friend of a friend, and just as he readies his departure he learns that in their brief night together they conceived a child.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow story

    • By Cheryl on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Butterflies in November

    • By: Audur Ava Olafsdottir
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 20

    After a day of being dumped - twice - and accidentally killing a goose, a young woman yearns for a tropical vacation far away from the chaos of her life. Instead, her plans are thrown off course by her best friend’s four-year-old deaf-mute son, thrust into her reluctant care. But when the boy chooses the winning numbers for a lottery ticket, the two of them set off on a road trip across Iceland with a glove compartment stuffed full of their jackpot earnings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Quiet, Enjoyable Book

    • By Betsy on 11-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Le rouge vif de la rhubarbe

    • By: Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
    • Narrated by: Margot Châron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Souvent aux beaux jours, Ágústína grimpe sur les hauteurs du village pour s'allonger dans le carré de rhubarbe sauvage, à méditer sur Dieu, la beauté des nombres, le chaos du monde et ses jambes de coton. C'est là, dit-on, qu'elle fut conçue, avant d'être confiée aux bons soins de la chère Nína, experte en confiture de rhubarbe, boudin de mouton et autres délices. Singulière, arrogante et tendre, Ágústína ignore avec une dignité de chat les contingences de la vie.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Rosa candida

    • By: Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir
    • Narrated by: Guillaume Ravoire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    En route pour une ancienne roseraie du continent, avec dans ses bagages deux ou trois boutures de rosa candida, Arnljótur part sans le savoir à la rencontre d'Anna et de sa petite fille, là-bas, dans un autre Éden, oublié du monde et gardé par un moine cinéphile.

    Regular price: $19.14

    • L'embellie

    • By: Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir
    • Narrated by: Mélodie Richard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    En ce ténébreux mois de novembre, la narratrice voit son mari la quitter sans préavis et sa meilleure amie lui confier son fils de quatre ans. Qu'à cela ne tienne, elle partira pour un tour de son île noire, seule avec Tumi, étrange petit bonhomme, presque sourd, avec de grosses loupes en guise de lunettes. Avec un humour fantasque et une drôlerie décapante, "L'embellie" ne cesse de nous enchanter par cette relation cocasse, de plus en plus attentive, émouvante entre la voyageuse et son minuscule passager.

    Regular price: $19.76