The legendary Læstadius becomes a kind of Sherlock Holmes in this exceptional historical crime novel.It is 1852, and in Sweden's far north, deep in the Arctic Circle, charismatic preacher and Revivalist Lars Levi Læstadius impassions a poverty-stricken congregation with visions of salvation. But local leaders have reason to resist a shift to temperance over alcohol.Jussi, the young Sami boy Læstadius has rescued from destitution and abuse, becomes the preacher's faithful disciple on long botanical treks to explore the flora and fauna. Læstadius also teaches him to read and write - and to love and fear God. When a milkmaid goes missing deep in the forest, the locals suspect a predatory bear is at large. A second girl is attacked, and the sheriff is quick to offer a reward for the bear's capture. Using early forensics and daguerreotype, Læstadius and Jussi find clues that point to a far worse killer on the loose, even as they are unaware of the evil closing in around them. To Cook a Bear explores how communities turn inwards, how superstition can turn to violence, and how the power of language can be transformative in a richly fascinating mystery."Superb suspense . . . Simply a great literary experience!" V.G. (Sweden) "A masterpiece of narrative" La Vanguardia (Spain)"A philosophical novel, a crime novel, a historical novel and a coming-of-age story complement one another" La Stampa (Italy)"One is transported into a strange time and a fascinating world that is both beautiful and brutal" Politiken (Denmark)"Formidable delivery . . . Unlike anything else you have read . . . An incredible novel" AdresseavisenTranslated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner
I was six when my father died so my mother has been everything to me. Wherever I go I tell the world about my wonderful mother. I'm a singer today because of her encouragement. She has been the biggest influence in my life” - Daniel O'Donnell. Irish singing star Daniel O'Donnell's mother, Julia, grew up on a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland, going barefoot and doing hard labour as a child during the poverty-stricken 1920s. The hard work continued through her teenage years as she picked potatoes in the fields and travelled to Scotland to gut fish in the ports. After she married and settled in Kincasslagh, Julia's beloved husband, Francie, was forced to leave his family for months on end to work on farms, again in Scotland. The work was physically demanding and eventually took its toll. Sadly, Julia found herself widowed and penniless with five children while still in her forties. In this classic and inspiring story of triumph over adversity, Julia tells how she battled through this dark period by knitting sweaters into the early hours of every night to support her family. They were sold in America by relatives and the money was sent back to Ireland by post. Then, in an amazing twist of fate, this hard-working woman and dedicated mother watched from the wings as her offspring flourished in life. Her daughter Margo and son Daniel went on to achieve fame as chart-topping singers. In The Mother's Story, Julia takes us on a journey from her humble beginnings growing up in a thatched cottage on Owey Island, to a glitzy lifestyle mingling with celebrities and royalty. Poignant, warm and laced with great humour, Julia's story gives us a fascinating insight into this remarkable Irish family's life. 9781448148752 N N ©2007 Julia O'Donnell;(P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks 2012 http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) 26.95 AVAILABLE The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) Alexander Soderberg Hector: Lover. Killer. Crime lord. Lars: Stalker. Policeman. Addict.... Gildart Jackson Random House Audiobooks 2013-03-14 08:00:00 979 B00BNGX4EO English - Fiction British English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rhuk/001476de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001476/bk_rhuk_001476_sample.mp3 Hector: Lover. Killer. Crime lord. Lars: Stalker. Policeman. Addict. Jen: Ex lover. Arms dealer. Hero? Sophie: Nurse. Mother. Victim? Living a quiet life in the suburbs, Sophie Brinkmann is captivated by the handsome and sophisticated Hector Guzman. She has no idea that beneath Hector’s charm lies something far more dangerous. Hector is the head of an international crime syndicate. He is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is the total annihilation of his rivals. Before she can fully grasp the extent of Hector’s world, Sophie is trapped within it. Her house is under surveillance, her family is at risk. Hector is at war – with Russian hit men, South American drug traffickers, German gangsters – and now Sophie is too. But who can she trust when even the people who have sworn to uphold the law are as dangerous as those dedicated to breaking it? If Sophie is to get out alive, and with her integrity intact, she will have to summon everything within her to navigate this intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession and ruthless killers. 9781448178803 N N ©2013 Alexander Soderberg;(P)2013 Random House AudioGo http://www.audible.de/pd/B00BNGX4EO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00BNGX4EO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) Sophie Hannah The chilling story of a woman haunted by music that only she can hear, sung by a choir of children that only she can see... 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However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women.... Josie Jackson The Lindsay Players 2013-02-04 08:00:00 29 B00B8AILAM English - Fiction British English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rksw/000001de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000001/bk_rksw_000001_sample.mp3 'Clair de Lune': Abbé Marignan is a fanatical, excitable, upright priest who believes fervently in God and that nature had been created in accordance with admirable and absolute logic. However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women. When he discovers that his niece has a lover, he seizes a formidable oak stick and sets out, by the light of the moon, to rectify the situation. But nature has other plans in store for him. 'The Necklace': Madame Mathilde Loisel, a pretty young woman, has aspirations of being accepted into high society. When her husband, a clerk in the Ministry of Public Instruction, brings home an invitation to attend a Ball at the Ministry, she is overwhelmed at the excitement - although, at the same time, anxious that she does not possess an appropriate dress or jewels to wear at the Ball. Her husband gives her four hundred francs to buy … a really pretty gown". However, when she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Forestier, her world, and that of her husband, is turned upside down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001419/bk_rhuk_001419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.