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    • By: Halldór Laxness
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    This magnificent novel - which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature - is now available to contemporary American audiences. Although it is set in the early 20th century, it recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic Totally

    • By David Powell on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Under the Glacier

    • By: Halldor Laxness, Magnus Magnusson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Under the Glacier represents Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness at his entertaining and brilliantly inventive best. Philosophy, theological speculation and charming wit combine to make this novel a timeless fable of modern times. A youthful emissary of the Bishop of Iceland travels to the beautiful and mysterious district of Snæfellsnes, locally known as "Under Glacier" to investigate the affairs of the parish and its enigmatic pastor.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration and performance. Not worth listening to this way.

    • By Arsenio Paez on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Am Gletscher

    • By: Halldór Laxness
    • Narrated by: Peter Jordan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Am Fuße des Snaefellsgletschers im Westen Islands versieht Pfarrer Jon Primus sein Amt. Doch die Art seiner Seelsorge gibt Anlass zur Besorgnis...

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Salka Valka

    • By: Halldór Laxness
    • Narrated by: Dan Schlosser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Salka Valka fra 1932 var hans gennembrudsroman og står stadig som hovedværket i hans meget omfattende forfatterskab. Salka Valka ankommer som 11-årig med sin ubemidlede mor til en lille islandsk flække, hvor de hutler sig igennem i fattige kår. Men Salka Valka er en oprører og kæmper sig frem til en position på lige fod med mændene.

    Regular price: $37.52