The Hermit by Thomas Rydahl audiobook

The Hermit

By Thomas Rydahl
Translated by  K. E. Semmel
Read by Victor Bevine

Blackstone Publishing 9781780748894
16.75 Hours Unabridged
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A car is found crashed on a beach in the Canary Island resort of Fuerteventura. In the trunk is a cardboard box containing the body of an infant—no one knows his name, and there is no trace of a driver. The last thing Fuerteventura needs is a murder. The island already has half-empty bars and windswept beaches, and the local police are under pressure to abandon the investigation. But long-time islander Erhard, who sees more than most people, won’t let the investigation drop—and he has nothing to lose. He has severed ties with his wife and child in Denmark and has cut himself off from the modern world. Can an old man who knows nothing about mobile phones, the Internet, or social media possibly solve a murder in the modern world, especially one that stretches far beyond the sandy beaches of Fuerteventura?

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Novel

Winner of the 2015 Harald Mogensen Prize for Best Danish Crime Novel

Winner of the 2014 Klaus Rifbjerg’s Debutant Prize

A car is found crashed on a beach in the Canary Island resort of Fuerteventura. In the trunk is a cardboard box containing the body of an infant—no one knows his name, and there is no trace of a driver.

The last thing Fuerteventura needs is a murder. The island already has half-empty bars and windswept beaches, and the local police are under pressure to abandon the investigation.

But long-time islander Erhard, who sees more than most people, won’t let the investigation drop—and he has nothing to lose. He has severed ties with his wife and child in Denmark and has cut himself off from the modern world.

Can an old man who knows nothing about mobile phones, the Internet, or social media possibly solve a murder in the modern world, especially one that stretches far beyond the sandy beaches of Fuerteventura?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In K. E. Semmel’s melancholy translation, this alienated old man proves to be a more complete human being than any of his ten-fingered friends.” New York Times Book Review
“One of the most distinctive detectives you will meet this year…nothing less than excellent.” Politiken (Copenhagen)
“Completely unique and incredibly ambitious.” Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
“Remarkable…a flawless, immaculate piece of work.” Weekendavisen (Copenhagen)
“Brilliant, scathing…Stunningly conceived and expertly executed…proves that not even a self-isolated hermit can be an island unto himself.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Remarkably assured…A superb blend of literary and crime fiction.” Booklist (starred review)
“Unfolding one unexpected clue at a time, [The Hermit]…will keep readers guessing until the very end.” Library Journal
“A languid stroll with a sage detective through vivid locales that leaves a lasting impression.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas Rydahl

Author Bio: Thomas Rydahl

Thomas Rydahl, born in Denmark in 1974, is an author and translator. His first novel, The Hermit, won the Klaus Rifbjerg’s Debutant Prize and the Harald Mogensen Prize for Best Danish Crime Novel. He studied philosophy and psychology and graduated in 1999 from Forfatterskolen, the Danish academy of creative writing. Since 2001 he has worked with storytelling and strategy in communication.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 16.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English