Smeltediglen

  • by Jane Aamund
  • Narrated by Eddie Michel Azoulay
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Smeltediglen fortsætter historien om den unge landmand Jens, der i pinsen 1859 forlader de flade lollandske marker og konen Kirsten for at rejse til Argentina. Jens er eventyrlysten og besat af at skabe sig en ny tilværelse langt fra landsbyens snærende bånd. Men Argentina er mere barskt, end Jens havde forestillet sig. Og da Kirsten beslutter sig for at krydse Atlanten og rejse ud til sin mand er de vilkår hun møder langt værre end Jens har turdet røbe for hende. Hvordan skal de skabe sig en lykkelig tilværelse i fattigdom? De bor i en jordklinet hytte og må arbejde dag og nat. Som de andre danske indvandrerfamilier er de underlagt naturkatastrofer og argentinernes modvilje, plaget af gauchoer, bandeopgør og sygdomme. Sammenholdet i den danske koloni er stærkt, men kan Jens og Kirsten holde sammen på deres tilværelse og deres kærlighed? Smeltedigelen er den dramatiske fortælling om de glemte danske indvandrere, der levede og overlevede på trods. Med en stålsat vilje og hænderne i den argentinske jord. En eventyrlig beretning, der får en til at tro på menneskehedens muligheder, passionens kraft og fremtiden. Smeltedigelen er andet bind i Jane Aamunds slægtskrønike om de dansk-argentinske indvandrere. Første bind De grønne skove udkom i foråret 2008.
Please note: This audiobook is in Danish.

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First anticipation then waste of time and money !!

This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really liked "Gr??nne Skove", and was looking forward to this one. And what a letdown. Spine less "plot", bad story telling. Aamund has done so much better in her previous books.


What could Jane Aamund have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She could have started by actually making a fascinating plot - make that ANY plot, which never happened. As the story drags it's feet along Aamund just kills off the characters when there she has no more use for them. One girl gets murdered on a street in Buenos Aires, the Danish girl gets her gaucho boy, Her parents, the two main characters suddenly get inflicted with cancer just when one thinks the story is about to catch on. And just like that, the whole shooting match is over. Please no sequel here !!


How did the narrator detract from the book?

By telling the whole story in a nasal monotone. Believe me, this "story" needs all the help it can get. On the flip side, I do not believe any narrator could have saved this dog.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness and disappointment, knowing how well Jane Aamund can write and sound. I just cannot believe she would let this product leave her hard disc.


Any additional comments?

Above is enough criticism. I have plenty of respect for Aamund. Just listened to the interview "Lys i Livet" on audio book. Entertaining stuff. She is funny and has had her share of life's curve balls, that she keeps deflecting and surviving in the process. I wish her well, and I hope she has some good books still left in her. She does not bat 1000 every time she is at plate, and this is a good example.

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- Michael J Schou

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2012
  • Publisher: ArtPeople