Beartown
(CD)

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Contributors
Ireland, Marin. narrator.
Published
New York, NY : Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Edition
Unabridged.
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Berthoud Community Library District - BOOK ON CDAUDIO FICTION BACKMANOn Shelf
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Format
CD
Physical Desc
11 audio discs (approx. 13 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Language
English
ISBN
9781508230977, 1508230978
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.8, 21 Points
Lexile measure
840

Notes

General Note
Title from discs.
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Marin Ireland.
Description
"Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in this emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people's dreams on our shoulders" -- Provided by publisher.
Language
Translated from the Swedish.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Backman, F., & Ireland, M. (2017). Beartown (Unabridged.). Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Marin. Ireland. 2017. Beartown. New York, NY: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- and Marin. Ireland. Beartown New York, NY: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Backman, Fredrik, and Marin Ireland. Beartown Unabridged., Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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