The Historians by Cecilia Ekbäck audiobook

The Historians: A Novel

By Cecilia Ekbäck
Read by Saskia Maarleveld

HarperCollins, HarperCollins Publishers 9780063043008

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/12/2021

    ISBN: 9781799951759

  • Available on 01/12/2021

    ISBN: 9781799951742

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    ISBN: 9781799951766

Runtime: 11.05 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Secret History meets Fatherland

 Before the war they were the best of friends. Five brilliant young historians debated origins, ideas and the place of history in modern times under the guidance of the charismatic Professor Lindahl. When war broke out the five disbanded, ending up on different sides. Now one of them has been found tortured and killed . . .

 It is 1943 and Sweden’s neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, a bright young historian who is the right hand of the chief negotiator with Germany, is privy to ongoing discussions about the transport of German soldiers to occupied Norway and German access to Swedish iron ore. When her former best friend and fellow classmate, Britta, is discovered tortured and murdered, Laura is determined to find her killer.

In the Swedish government, the secretary to the unpopular minister of foreign affairs, Jens Regnell, is sent Britta’s PhD thesis on Scandinavian supremacy without understanding why, just as he is becoming increasingly worried that his boss is secretly negotiating with the Reich without informing the government.

In Lapland, near the iron mine, Sami are mysteriously disappearing. Taneli, a young Sami boy, decides to investigate after his sister suddenly goes missing.

 Together these three people will uncover a conspiracy that could topple their government and destroy their country’s identity—a conspiracy that others are desperate to contain at any cost necessary.  

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this historical epic…Ekbäck sets out multiple red herrings and intricate plot lines, which create tension and lead to a satisfying conclusion. This riveting novel will keep readers turning the pages.” Publishers Weekly
“The Historians blends a fascinating historical intrigue with the quick pace and excitement of a thriller.”  Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife

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Author

Author Bio: Cecilia Ekbäck

Author Bio: Cecilia Ekbäck

Cecilia Ekbäck was born in Sweden in a small northern town. Her parents come from Lapland. In 2010, she finished a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway in London. She now lives in Calgary with her husband and twin daughters, revisiting the landscape and the characters of her childhood in her writing. Wolf Winter is her first novel and she is at work on her second.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English