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Anxious people [sound recording] : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith ; read by Marin Ireland.

Available copies

  • 1 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Summary:

Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix up their own marriage. There's a wealthy banker who has been too busy making money to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their fist child but can't seem to agree on anything, from where thy want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of some one waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them--the bank robber included--desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.... -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD FIC BACKMAN (Text) 33892100709022 Adult New Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 10/21/2020 In transit -
Harney County Library CD BACKM (Text) 37720000608968 New Adult Display Audiobook CD Branch_Only_3months 11/18/2020 Checked out 12/15/2020
Hermiston Public Library CD BACK (Text) 37838000538876 Audiobooks Audiobook CD Branch_Only_3months 10/20/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library CD BAC (Text) 33892006620463 AUDIO BOOKS Audiobook CD None 09/18/2020 In transit -
Umatilla Public Library CD Bac (Text) 37882001869278 Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 11/18/2020 Checked out 12/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797105826
  • ISBN: 1797105825
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Marin Ireland.
Summary, etc.:
Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix up their own marriage. There's a wealthy banker who has been too busy making money to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their fist child but can't seem to agree on anything, from where thy want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of some one waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them--the bank robber included--desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.... -- from back cover.
Subject: Bank robberies > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Hostage negotiations > Fiction.
Witnesses > Fiction.
Small cities > Sweden > Fiction.
Sweden > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Audiobooks (CD)
Sound recordings.

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