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  • Hausfrau

  • A Novel
  • By: Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 452

Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Bruno - a banker - and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful writing; pathetic, passive protagonist &

  • By NMwritergal on 03-22-15

Whatever...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-15

Read Anna Karenina instead if you want to be depressed. Except Anna K. is more believable than this helpless and entitled creature.

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