Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson audiobook

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

By Jonas Jonasson
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Read by Peter Kenny

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062458179

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504716888

  • ISBN: 9781504716871

  • ISBN: 9781504730785

Runtime: 7.85 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden—a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life.

In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers—a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results.

Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders’ “missions.” Using the media’s obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent’s superb “skill,” they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they’re making an altogether different kind of killing of their own.

But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they’ve built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders’ newfound and decidedly fervent faith.

Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover what truly matters.

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Author

Author Bio: Jonas Jonasson

Author Bio: Jonas Jonasson

Jonas Jonasson was a journalist for the Expressen newspaper for many years. He became a media consultant and later on set up a company producing sports and events for Swedish television. He sold his company and moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives on the Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

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Author Bio: Rachel Willson-Broyles

Author Bio: Rachel Willson-Broyles

Rachel Willson-Broyles is a freelance translator specializing in literature. She received her PhD in Scandinavian studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. She has translated a number of works, including The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, Mona, Bad Blood, and Sail in Stone, among others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English