When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald audiobook

When We Were Vikings

By Andrew David MacDonald
Read by Phoebe Strole

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982126766

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508299448

  • ISBN: 9781508299431

Runtime: 10.25 Hours
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A January 2020 LibraryReads Pick

A heart-swelling debut for fans of The Silver Linings Playbook and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Sometimes life isn’t as simple as heroes and villains.

For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules:

1. A smile means “thank you for doing something small that I liked.”
2. Fist bumps and dabs = respect.
3. Strange people are not appreciated in her home.
4. Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet.
5. Sometimes the most important things don’t fit on lists.

But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable—and dangerous—methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. Her mission: to be legendary. It isn’t long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength.

When We Were Vikings is an uplifting debut about an unlikely heroine whose journey will leave you wanting to embark on a quest of your own, because after all...

We are all legends of our own making.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This gem of a performance by narrator Phoebe Strole shines so bright that it will surely catch the eye (or ear) of any listener…Strole’s innocent and thoughtful tone is custom tailored to Zelda’s curious and vivid personality…With Strole’s raw approach, this spectacular story and performance will be a fantastic addition to any audio library. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“MacDonald avoids over-sentimentality and a too-neat resolution…Readers will be inspired by the unforgettable Zelda.” Publishers Weekly
“In this engaging debut novel, MacDonald skillfully balances drama and violence with humor…With Zelda, he’s created an unforgettable character, one whose distinctive voice is entertaining and inspiring…An engaging, inclusive debut.” Kirkus Reviews
“MacDonald is a writer to watch, an insightful new voice who invents in ways that feel deeply personal.” Sabina Murray, PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew David MacDonald

Author Bio: Andrew David MacDonald

Andrew David MacDonald grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He won a Western Magazine Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Canadian National Magazine Award for Fiction. His work has been anthologized in four volumes of The Journey Prize Stories, collecting the year’s best Canadian stories from emerging writers. He has an MFA degree from the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 10.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English