Joel Gustafson
Books in series4
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(3.8 based on 22 ratings)
  • 1
    A Bridge to the Stars | Henning Mankell

    A Bridge to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Francis Greenslade
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    On an icy night in Northern Sweden Joel is drawn outside to haunt the streets. He finds the night-time activity of his stolid town mesmerising in its unexpectedness and variety. But can he deal with the knowledge that he gains about his neighbours, his father, and himself?

    Magical

    I think this was written for children, but that does not at all detract from the prose which is excellently and beautifully crafted. The style so surp..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 August 2010 by Catherine (MarlboroughUnited Kingdom)
  • 2
    Shadows in the Twilight | Henning Mankell

    Shadows in the Twilight

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Francis Greenslade
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    Joel thinks nothing is going on in his small town. But he's wrong. One day, a miracle happens to him. He's very nearly run over by a bus, but is miraculously unhurt. Shouldn't he show gratitude somehow? Surely a good deed of some sort is in order. But what?

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    When the Snow Fell | Henning Mankell

    When the Snow Fell

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Francis Greenslade
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    Joel is growing up. He is getting interested in girls. Just look at his New Year's resolutions: 1 - to see a naked lady; 2 - to toughen himself up so that he can live to be a hundred; and 3 - to see the sea. They all look pretty impossible for a motherless boy in Northern Sweden. Especially as his sailor dad is keen to drown his sadness in drink, and all the local matrons are narrowly watching the pair of them.

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    Journey to the End of the World | Henning Mankell

    Journey to the End of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Francis Greenslade
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    Joel Gustafson has a lot to consider. His birthday is next month. He'll be 15: he'll be allowed to ride a moped, and he'll no longer need to sneak into the cinema to see an adults-only film. And maybe his father will finally agree to leave their small Swedish town and the two of them will become sailors - something Joel has always dreamed of. But before all that, Joel and his father are unexpectedly faced with an aspect of their past and emotional wounds resurface. Can their relationship survive this complex situation?

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