What regional accent does the Duolingo Bokmål speaker have?
The reason I ask is I just began listening to the audio for the book Norsk, Norge, og Nordmenn and the accent sounds distinctly different to me.
You've already got your answer, but if you're looking for anything more in-depth, I'd recommend giving this thread a read.
I also cannot stress enough that if you want to be able to carry conversations with Norwegian people, then exposing yourself to several dialects is the way to go. You should probably pick a single dialect to imitate, but it's still a big plus to be familiar with the rest. :)
Could not agree more! On one tv program that I sort of watched multiple seasons in a row of :D :D :D I had a real hard time with one of the people's dialect the first time through, however, over time, it started to sound much more clear to me and I actually think that being able to hear that one better helped me with others.
Yes, I have the book. It is very reasonably priced as an e-book from the publisher website. I have only begun using it. So far I quite like it, even though it is highly structured and less fun than Duolingo. I appreciate that they use Norwegian rather than English wherever possible. It looks like it will provide tons of practice for reading and writing, as well as some more detail on grammar.