The Bird Tribunal

  • by Agnes Ravatn
  • Narrated by Penelope Rawlins
  • 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough.
Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely told psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

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A dark but compelling read

I bought this book on Audible as I had listened to the first episode on Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and decided that I wanted to have whole thing unabridged.
If I had read this book rather than listened to it I would have described it as a page-turner and I found it compelling right from the start. I very much enjoyed the author's style and the tense atmosphere she creates as the narrative unfolds.
That said, in retrospect, I think this might have worked better for me if it had been abridged or as a shorter novella as there are parts, especially the climax, which are just a bit too drawn out. There was also a number of issues which I simply didn't understand. Why was she so instantly in this man's thrall? Why did she have no apparent connection to the life she had just walked away from?
For my money I would have liked a narration which was more 'read' than 'acted'. I don't need different accents/voices. But I suppose that's just my personal opinion.
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- H. Kendall

Just so dull

Couldn't finish. Dull and the narrator was ok except when doing accents- she should have just read it instead of acting it.....the voice of the man and indeed any other character just felt phoney. Getting my money back.
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- andrea white

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios