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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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,648
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,066
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,057

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Parte Uno Dei Quattro--It's Worth it to Keep Goin'

    • By W Perry Hall on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Story of a New Name

    • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393

    The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their 20s, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile Elena continues her journey of self-discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still hooked

    • By HWL on 07-07-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Story of the Lost Child

    • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800

    Here is the dazzling saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults; many of life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship has remained the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up - a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible Series

    • By Pamela on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 2,088
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875

    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

    Regular price: $24.47

    • L'amica geniale

    • Libro primo
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Lila è scomparsa. Esagerata, come sempre, ha cancellato ogni traccia. Ed Elena, l'amica di tutta la vita, inizia a raccontare la storia del legame viscerale che le ha unite per sei decenni. Tra inconfessata rivalità e profondo affidamento, la ragazzina geniale e ribelle e l'amica studiosa attraversano gli anni dell'adolescenza, sullo sfondo di un rione della Napoli anni Cinquanta ritratta nella sua cruda epicità. Prima parte della tetralogia "L'amica geniale".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mi ha convinto. Appassionante.

    • By Daniela on 10-10-15

    Regular price: $11.22

    • Storia del nuovo cognome

    • L'amica geniale 2
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 110

    Sullo sfondo che prelude ai grandi cambiamenti degli anni Sessanta, Lila ed Elena si affacciano al mondo condividendo il desiderio di sfuggire al loro destino di ragazze cresciute nel rione napoletano.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great engaging read

    • By Jenny on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $12.64

    • The Days of Abandonment

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 461

    An IndiBound best seller, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband, with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • monotone narrator and monotonous story

    • By Rio Delta Wild on 04-08-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta

    • L'amica geniale 3
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Carico di speranze e tensioni, arriva il vento degli anni Settanta che ogni cosa scompagina. Elena, laureata alla Normale di Pisa, pubblica un fortunato romanzo che segna il suo ingresso nell'ambiente colto e intellettuale. Lila, lasciato il marito, si ammazza di lavoro in una fabbrica di salumi alla periferia di Napoli. Anche se lontane, le due amiche nelle loro battaglie quotidiane continuano a specchiarsi l'una nell'altra, unite da un legame forte e ambivalente.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ho cercato Elena e ho trovato Anna

    • By Gustavo Daniel Constantino on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $13.70

    • Storia della bambina perduta

    • L'amica geniale 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Con Napoli i conti non sono mai chiusi ed Elena, scrittrice ormai affermata, torna a vivere nella città da cui era fuggita. Qui ritrova Lila, diventata imprenditrice informatica, e la loro amicizia torna quella di un tempo, linfa vitale e pungolo feroce.

    Regular price: $13.70

    • Las deudas del cuerpo [The Debts of the Body]

    • Dos Amigas serie, Libro 3 [Two Friends Series, Book 3]
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Mercè Montalà
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Érase una vez dos niñas, Elena y Lila, que nacieron en 1944 en un barrio pobre de la ciudad de Nápoles, y desde entonces su historia ha sido el hilo conductor de esta espléndida saga napolitana que ahora llega a su tercera entrega. Lila se casó muy joven con el hombre más adinerado del barrio y poco tardó en dejarlo. Ahora vive en un lugar miserable, pero su ingenio no ha mermado; solo se ha transformado en rabia. Es quizá este odio lo que la llevará a capitanear las revueltas en la fábrica y a negarse a una convivencia pacífica y modesta con su nuevo compañero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • El punto final de una trilogía que merece la pena

    • By Santiago on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • La amiga estupenda [My Brilliant Friend]

    • Dos amigas, no. 1
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Mercè Montalà
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Con La amiga estupenda, Elena Ferrante inaugura una tetralogia deslumbrante que tiene como telón de fondo la ciudad de Nápoles a mediados del siglo pasado y como protagonistas a Lenù y Lila, dos jóvenes mujeres que están aprendiendo a gobernar su vida en un entorno donde la astucia, antes que la inteligencia, es el ingrediente de todas las salsas. La relación a menudo tempestuosa entre Lila y Lenù viene acompañada de un coro de voces que dan cuerpo a su historia y nos muestran la realidad de un barrio pobre....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Una historia que te engancha

    • By Santiago on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • L'amie prodigieuse

    • L'amie prodigieuse 1
    • By: Élena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Naples, fin des années cinquante. Deux amies, Elena et Lila, vivent dans un quartier défavorisé de la ville, leurs familles sont pauvres et, bien qu'elles soient douées pour les études, ce n'est pas la voie qui leur est promise. Lila, la surdouée, abandonne rapidement l'école pour travailler avec son père et son frère dans leur échoppe de cordonnier. En revanche, Elena est soutenue par son institutrice, qui pousse ses parents à l'envoyer au collège puis, plus tard, au lycée, comme les enfants des Carracci et des Sarratore, des familles plus aisées qui peuvent se le permettre.

    Regular price: $20.85

    • My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship. There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante’s prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country.

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Un mal nombre [A Bad Name]

    • Dos amigas, Libro 2 [Two Friends, Book 2]
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Mercè Montalà
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ella es una mujer hermosa, alocada, y su nombre es Lila. Es la misma niña que conocimos en La amiga estupenda, el primer tomo de esta espléndida saga y ahora, recién cumplidos los dieciséis años, acaba de casarse con un hombre al que desprecia. La otra, que la escucha, la sigue y sin querer la imita, es Lenù, una alumna brillante, empeñada en aprender de los libros todo aquello que Lila aprende de la vida a secas. Así, en este rebote de sensaciones, se desarrolla una amistad muy peculiar, una relación donde la complicidad es ley.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Troubling Love

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Following her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and disturbing revelations about her mother's final days. A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them, it is a must-listen.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • L'amore molesto

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Che cosa è accaduto ad Amalia? Chi c'era con lei la notte in cui è morta? È stata davvero la donna ambigua e incontentabile che sua figlia si è sempre immaginata? L'indagine di Delia si snoda in una Napoli plumbea che non dà tregua, trasformando una vicenda di quotidiani strazi familiari in un thriller domestico che mozza il respiro. 

    Regular price: $11.25

    • Le nouveau nom

    • L'amie prodigieuse 2
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Naples, années soixante. Le soir de son mariage, Lila comprend que son mari Stefano l'a trahie en s'associant aux frères Solara, les camorristes qui règnent sur le quartier et qu'elle déteste depuis son plus jeune âge. Pour Lila Cerullo, née pauvre et devenue riche en épousant l'épicier, c'est le début d'une période trouble : elle méprise son époux, refuse qu'il la touche, mais est obligée de céder.

    Regular price: $22.94

    • Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste

    • L'amie prodigieuse 3
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Pour Elena, comme pour l'Italie, une période de grands bouleversements s'ouvre. Nous sommes à la fin des années soixante, les événements de 1968 s'annoncent, les mouvements féministes et protestataires s'organisent, et Elena, diplômée de l'École normale de Pise et entourée d'universitaires, est au premier rang. Même si les choix de Lila sont radicalement différents, les deux jeunes femmes sont toujours aussi proches, une relation faite d'amour et de haine.

    Regular price: $21.89

    • The Lost Daughter

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Leda, a middle-aged divorcee, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Throughout the novel, Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • AwfulStory and narrator

    • By debralynn on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • El amor molesto [Annoying Love]

    • By: Elena Ferrante, Juana Bignozzi - translator
    • Narrated by: Belén Roca
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Una mañana una mujer mayor aparece ahogada en el mar, vestida solo con un sujetador de encaje. Será Delia, su hija, quien tendrá que reconstruir la vieja historia que se esconde tras lo sucedido. En una frenética búsqueda que se debate entre la realidad y las tortuosas vías de la memoria, Delia recorre de nuevo Nápoles, su ciudad natal, reviviendo un pasado que se propuso olvidar, pero vuelve y duele. 

    Regular price: $13.22

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