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    • Burial Rites

    • A Novel
    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Morven Christie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 883
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 820
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      4 out of 5 stars 818

    A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot stop thinking about this book

    • By Sam - Audible on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Burial Rites

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Morven Christie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her lover. Agnes is sent to wait out her final months on the farm of district office Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderer in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. Only Tóti, the young assistant priest appointed Agnes’ spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes’ story begins to emerge and with it the family’s terrible realization that all is not as they had assumed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth stepping out of your comfort zone

    • By Leah on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Good People

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Nóra, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson, Micheál, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help Nóra just as rumours begin to spread that Micheál is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nóra and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical fiction at it's best.

    • By norma on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Burial Rites

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Morven Christie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Icelandic Drama

    • By Sharon on 07-18-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Good People

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    County Kerry, Ireland, 1825. Nóra, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot walk, and Nóra is desperate to know what is wrong with him. What happened to the healthy, happy grandson she met when her daughter was still alive? Mary arrives in the valley to help Nóra just as the whispers are spreading: the stories of unexplained misfortunes, of illnesses, and the rumours that Micheál is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley.

    Regular price: $22.75

    • Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Vera Teltz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Irland 1825: Die 14-jährige Mary soll der verwitweten Bäuerin Nora mit deren schwer behindertem Enkel Michael zur Hand gehen. Der kleine Junge, so munkelt man im Dorf, sei ein Wechselbalg, ein Feenkind, und mache die Kühe krank. Mary gibt nichts auf das Gerede, doch als Nora davon hört, reift in der einsamen, verzweifelten Frau eine ungeheuerliche Idee: Wenn es ihr gelingt, den Wechselbalg zu vertreiben, würde sie den gesunden Michael wiederbekommen und endlich wieder eine echte Familie haben.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Vera Teltz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
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    Irland 1825: Die 14-jährige Mary soll der verwitweten Bäuerin Nora mit deren schwer behindertem Enkel Michael zur Hand gehen. Der kleine Junge, so munkelt man im Dorf, sei ein Wechselbalg, ein Feenkind, und mache die Kühe krank. Mary gibt nichts auf das Gerede, doch als Nora davon hört, reift in der einsamen, verzweifelten Frau eine ungeheuerliche Idee: Wenn es ihr gelingt, den Wechselbalg zu vertreiben, würde sie den gesunden Michael wiederbekommen und endlich wieder eine echte Familie haben.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Das Seelenhaus

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Vera Teltz, Tobias Kluckert
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
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    Nordisland 1828. Die Tat war grausam: zwei Männer erschlagen, erstochen und verbrannt. Angeklagt und zum Tode verurteilt wird Agnes Magnúsdóttir, eine Magd von Mitte 30. Die letzten Monate vor ihrer Hinrichtung soll sie auf dem Hof eines Beamten und seiner Familie verbringen. Entsetzt darüber, eine verurteilte Mörderin in ihrem Haus zu haben, meidet die Familie jeglichen Kontakt. Nur der junge Dekan Tóti, der die Verurteilte auf den Pfad der Wahrheit und der Buße führen soll, spricht mit ihr.

    Regular price: $14.64

    • Das Seelenhaus

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Vera Teltz, Tobias Kluckert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nordisland 1828. Die Tat war grausam: zwei Männer erschlagen, erstochen und verbrannt. Angeklagt und zum Tode verurteilt wird Agnes Magnúsdóttir, eine Magd von Mitte 30. Die letzten Monate vor ihrer Hinrichtung soll sie auf dem Hof eines Beamten und seiner Familie verbringen. Entsetzt darüber, eine verurteilte Mörderin in ihrem Haus zu haben, meidet die Familie jeglichen Kontakt. Nur der junge Dekan Tóti, der die Verurteilte auf den Pfad der Wahrheit und der Buße führen soll, spricht mit ihr...

    Regular price: $22.34