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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
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.
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
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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