Burial Rites

Burial Rites

Audiobook CD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781619699793
1619699796
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Christie, Morven 1979-
Call Number: CD KENT, H

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lindab1111 Mar 20, 2018

Bleak, stark, sad, intense, harsh.
If all of that is Iceland in 1829, then the author nailed it.
On top of that misery is the plight of being a woman which makes it doubly bleak.

But the writing was so gorgeous. This story in the hands of a less capable writer would be unreadable.


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lindab1111 Mar 20, 2018

Bleak, stark, sad, intense, harsh.
If all of that is Iceland in 1829, then the author nailed it.
On top of that misery is the plight of being a woman which makes it doubly bleak.

But the writing was so gorgeous. This story in the hands of a less capable writer would be unreadable.

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IV27HUjg
Jun 15, 2015

small & large print/ CD/ ebook. Read Dec 2013 now the CD, so yes, this tale stayed with me. Not for everyone, but I suggest staying with it, chew it over, then access.

librarylizzard Dec 05, 2013

I learned a good deal about Icelandic culture by listening to this as an audiobook. At times the story seemed to drag on, but that may very well have been the author's intention since the main character, Agnes, is waiting to be executed. I was satisfied with how the story ended, and was interested to learn that it was based on real events. This isn't the type of book I would typically choose for myself, but I'm glad I did!

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