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Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK BAC (Text) 33500013710389 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK BAC (Text) 33500013710397 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 179714491X
  • ISBN: 9781797144917
  • Physical Description: 17 audio discs (approximately 21 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2022]

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General Note: Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Title from disc label.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Marin Ireland.
Summary, etc.: Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there's something about this place that prevents it. The residents continue to grapple with life's big questions: What is a family? What is a community? And what, if anything, are we willing to sacrifice in order to protect them? As the locals of Beartown struggle to overcome the past, great change is on the horizon. Someone is coming home after a long time away. Someone will be laid to rest. Someone will fall in love, someone will try to fix their marriage, and someone will do anything to save their children. Someone will submit to hate, someone will fight, and someone will grab a gun and walk towards the ice rink. So what are the residents of Beartown willing to sacrifice for their home? Everything.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    *Starred Review* Backman writes with a signature rhythm: a little here, a bit more there, something of this person then that person, a tease about what will happen, warnings about what can't. The result is a resonant symphony enhanced by the stupendous Ireland, who thankfully returns to Beartown as anointed cipher. The story here "shouldn't take long to tell," Backman insists, "it starts right here and ends in less than two weeks, and how much can happen in two hockey towns during that time? Not much, obviously." Oh, what understatement. Ireland embarks on an epic journey to conclude Backman's trilogy with satisfying sighs, plenty of tears, and maybe a wee bit of hope for humanity. The sudden death of local Bearskin bar owner Ramona brings home Maya and Benji, two lost souls who escaped after "the scandal" (when Kevin raped Maya and Beartown self-destructed). Ruth, whose truth was never believed, also returns—as virtually anonymous ashes—pushing her left-behind brother toward revenge against her local killers. Implosions prove inevitable. Ireland miraculously ensures that every voice is memorably heard; in addition to the beloved main cast, Ireland is equally magnificent with the smaller and no less important players including brilliant Zackell, mysterious Lars, prodigious Alicia, surprised Big City, and all the others. Backman admittedly meanders on occasion, but Ireland never misses a beat. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and on Instagram @Backmansk.

Subject: Small cities Fiction
Storms Fiction
Corruption Fiction
Revenge Fiction
Alienation (Social psychology) Fiction
Hockey teams Fiction
Sweden Fiction
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Sports
FICTION / Small Town & Rural
Alienation (Social psychology)
Hockey teams
Small cities
Genre: Audiobooks.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Sports fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Sports fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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