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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Olafur Darri Olafsson

Fiction • 10.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

With a voice of warm intelligence and wry Nordic wit, Icelandic actor Olafur Olafsson brings the arctic adventures of Sven Ormson to life. In 1916 Ormson leaves his native Sweden for the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, one of the northernmost, bleakest, coldest inhabited lands in the world. Soon he is injured and horribly disfigured in a mining accident and sets off to live among the foxes, walruses, and polar bears as a recluse. With the help of a gruff Norwegian who teaches him to trap and ski and a Scottish engineer who lends him books, Ormson makes a go of it. Olafsson's narration is so authentic and convincing that listeners will wish that every word of this modern-day folktale were true. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9781549134982 $25.98

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