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Michele Kawamura

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  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

  • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 3
  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846

In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom were first introduced in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DOING AND THINKING

  • By CHET YARBROUGH on 07-30-15

Boring!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

really boring until the last 30 chapters, then it gets interesting. but thought of giving up many times.

  • The Buried Giant

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: David Horovitch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at last the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards--some strange and otherworldly--but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great story, but very tiresome

  • By Michele Kawamura on 08-06-18

great story, but very tiresome

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

great story, buy very tiresome. I struggled to finish, almost gave up a few times.