Allison Modafferi

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  • My Brilliant Friend

  • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 6,283
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    4 out of 5 stars 5,639
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    4 out of 5 stars 5,631

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

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  • Parte Uno Dei Quattro--It's Worth it to Keep Goin'

  • By W Perry Hall on 09-14-16

Well read except for jarring mispronunciations

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Reviewed: 05-11-17

I enjoyed this book a lot, except for the crazy, jarring mispronunciations of the character Lila's name. We learn that her name (Lee-la) is also Raphaela (which she is never called) and Lena (which she is sometimes called) but the reader also pronounces Lila as LIE-la numerous times, and even Lee-lo. Sometimes she pronounces her name two different ways in the same sentence!

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