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    • Burial Rites

    • A Novel
    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Morven Christie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420

    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
    • Hauntingly beautiful and tragic tale

    • By Bonny on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Burial Rites

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Morven Christie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    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

    • Burial Rites

    • By: Hannah Kent
    • Narrated by: Morven Christie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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

    • Prehistoric Burial Rites and Advances in Metallurgy in the Bronze Age: Archaeology of Britain

    • By: Troy Newton
    • Narrated by: Clinton Herigstad
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Find out how metal working developed during the Bronze Age. Burial rites underwent a massive change in prehistoric times - find out what happened! Find out what changes occurred, how methods and techniques developed in metal working. The Bronze Age as defined by the three-age system dates from 2500 BC to 600 BC and originally provided a convenient chronology of the subdivision of technological advances. The period is important in that it sees the spread of the use of metals and witnesses the development of metallurgy techniques to make the most of these new resources.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Leslie RP on 05-18-19

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Prehistoric Burial Rites

    • Burial Rites of the Second and Third Millennium BC
    • By: Troy Newton
    • Narrated by: Clinton Herigstad
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Burial rites underwent a massive change in prehistoric times - find out what happened!   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative guide

    • By Arshi on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $3.95