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Judith Russenberger

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  • The Sealwoman's Gift

  • By: Sally Magnusson
  • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland. Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children. Although the raid itself is well documented, little is known about what happened to the women and children afterwards. It was a time when women everywhere were largely silent.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best death scene written yet.

  • By cat on 10-06-18

The sealwoman’s gift

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-18

A truly delightful and poignant and insightful story, and beautifully read. A wonderful picture of life in both Iceland and Algiers.

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