Norwegian Wood by Lars Mytting audiobook

Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

By Lars Mytting
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

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The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. This U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original.

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The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing.

This U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

You don't need to have a wood-burning stove or fireplace to be captivated by the craft and lore surrounding a Stone Age method of creating heat. The Boston Globe
“Provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it’s also a thoughtful attempt to understand man’s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing.” Publishers Weekly
“You don’t need to have a wood-burning stove or fireplace to be captivated by the craft and lore surrounding a Stone Age method of creating heat.” Boston Globe

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Author

Author Bio: Lars Mytting

Author Bio: Lars Mytting

Lars Mytting, an author and journalist, was born in Favang, Norway, in 1968. He has written three critically acclaimed novels, of which the latest was awarded the National Booksellers Award in Norway, and his books have been translated into several languages. His Norwegian Wood, a work of nonfiction, made him a household name in Scandinavia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 5.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English