Invisible Links


Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

(4.6 stars; 7 reviews)

Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. Invisible Links (Osynliga länkar) is a collection of short stories with an underlying theme about the links that influence and guide people’s actions and lives. It was first published in 1894 and the English translation in 1895. The stories are often set in Lagerloef’s Vaermland, but they also depict legends and history of Sweden, and some have connections to other works by Lagerloef. Invisible Links is a good introduction to the writings of Selma Lagerloef. (Summary by Lars Rolander) (8 hr 38 min)

Chapters

The Spirit of Fasting and Petter Nord Pt 1 27:02 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Spirit of Fasting and Petter Nord Pt 2 34:16 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Spirit of Fasting and Petter Nord Pt 3 24:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Spirit of Fasting and Petter Nord Pt 4 23:15 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Legend of the Bird's nest 20:47 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The King's Grave Pt 1 10:44 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The King's Grave Pt 2 13:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The King's Grave Pt 3 15:32 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The King's Grave Pt 4 11:00 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Outlaws Pt 1 17:51 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Outlaws Pt 2 16:58 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Outlaws Pt 3 19:35 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Legend of Reor 13:42 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Valdemar Atterdag 14:56 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Mamsell Fredrika 21:35 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Romance of a Fisherman's Wife 23:05 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
His Mother's Portrait 13:49 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
A fallen King Pt 1 16:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
A fallen King Pt 2 17:43 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
A fallen King Pt 3 13:32 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
A fallen King Pt 4 13:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
A Christmas Guest 20:22 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Uncle Reuben 21:16 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Downie Pt 1 21:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Downie Pt 2 23:05 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Downie Pt 3 17:01 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Downie Pt 4 19:53 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Among the climbing Roses 12:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Reviews

Invisible Links

(5 stars)

"Uncle Reuben" - the closest thing to comedy in this otherwise somber collection. A young boy dies by accident and for generations after in his extended family, whenever someone does something wrong they are reminded to be more like (or less like) uncle Reuben. [STB, 01-18-2010, 1049]

Enjoyable Short Tales

(4.5 stars)

These were enjoyable short tales. Some of the morals were easier to understand than others. Lars is a wonderful reader.

invisible links

(4 stars)

Lagerlof's enigmatic, wistful, hauntingly beautiful tales of Sweden are brought to life by the wonderful voice of Lars Rolander.