The Stranger from the Sea

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: DD43834
Released: Feb 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974934768
Narrator/s: Piers Hampton
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After a ferocious early-springtime storm, young Norwegian sailor Hans Lyngstrand is shipwrecked in the English Channel near the coastal Kent town of Dengate-he is one of few survivors. Soon after, aspiring journalist Martin Bridges takes a job as a reporter at the local newspaper. A loner by nature, he's a curiosity to the nosy townspeople, the gregarious editor of the paper, and his melodramatic landlady, whose own private life is fraught by the unexplained absence of her son and suspicious disappearance of her husband. But when Hans moves into the Mercy Room of Martin's boardinghouse to convalesce and Martin's editor assigns him the task of interviewing the young sailor, it upends his otherwise uneventful world. Hans tells him of his travels at sea, how he survived the shipwreck?and of his encounter with a ferocious sailor vowing to seek revenge, who Hans believes may still be alive. So begins a complex friendship between the two young men that will cause Martin to re-examine his past and future ambitions and his relationships with everyone around him.


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The Stranger from the Sea
Product Number: BX00110644
Product Number:DD43834
Product Number:Z100109634

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Author(s): Paul Binding
Narrator(s): Piers Hampton
Product Number Z100109634
Released: Feb 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974934782

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"Piers Hampton's skillful narration captures the uneasy atmosphere that permeates this story set in an English coastal village in 1885. Novice newspaperman Martin Bridges, newly arrived in town, is tasked with reporting on his 19-year-old rooming house neighbor, Hans Lyngstrand, a Norwegian sailor who is one of the few survivors of a recent shipwreck. Secrets abound among the townspeople, and as Bridges grows closer to Lyngstrand, his investigation takes an unexpected turn. The strong sense of disquiet is occasionally leavened by Hampton's playful evocation of the novel's sly humor. He offers a range of English accents and is comfortable with Italian and Norwegian pronunciations. Fans of atmospheric mysteries will enjoy this audiobook. M.J. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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