The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson audiobook

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden: A Novel

By Jonas Jonasson
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Read by Peter Kenny

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062329127
11.89 Hours 1
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A picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, from the author of the bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Poor and orphaned, she quickly learns that the world expects her to die young. But Nombeko has grander plans. Little does this cunning and fearless girl know that soon she will steal a fortune in diamonds, outwit a mad scientist kidnapper, travel across the world, fall in with a pair of diabolical assassins, and ultimately save a king--and possibly the world.  Jonas Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power in a charming and hilarious story. In the inimitable voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, he gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can ripple out into the world.

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A picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, from the author of the bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Poor and orphaned, she quickly learns that the world expects her to die young. But Nombeko has grander plans. Little does this cunning and fearless girl know that soon she will steal a fortune in diamonds, outwit a mad scientist kidnapper, travel across the world, fall in with a pair of diabolical assassins, and ultimately save a king--and possibly the world.  Jonas Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power in a charming and hilarious story. In the inimitable voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, he gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can ripple out into the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Author Jonasson is wickedly inventive with a constant flow of absurdities, for which his narrator blames the Almighty: ‘If God does exist, He must have a good sense of humor’…Definitely not a book for sourpusses. The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it.” Kirkus Reviews
“Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny…The plot is pleasingly nimble and the book’s endearing charm offers a happy alternative to the more familiar Nordic noir.” Guardian (London) on The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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Author Bio: Jonas Jonasson

Author Bio: Jonas Jonasson

Jonas Jonasson was a journalist for the Expressen newspaper for many years. He became a media consultant and later on set up a company producing sports and events for Swedish television. He sold his company and moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives on the Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

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Author Bio: Rachel Willson-Broyles

Author Bio: Rachel Willson-Broyles

Rachel Willson-Broyles is a freelance translator specializing in literature. She received her PhD in Scandinavian studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. She has translated a number of works, including The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, Mona, Bad Blood, and Sail in Stone, among others.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English