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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 5,669
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,083
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,074

    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 2,683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407

    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

    • 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 2,093
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880

    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

    • 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 2,001
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

    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

    • 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 178
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    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 124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 112

    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

    • 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

    • 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 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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 96
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • 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

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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

    • Meine geniale Freundin

    • Die Neapolitanische Saga 1
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Eva Mattes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Eine Freundschaft als Spiegel einer Stadt, einer Nation, einer ganzen Generation. Im Alter von 66 Jahren erfüllt sich Lila einen Traum: Sie verschwindet von einem Tag auf den anderen. Zurück bleibt ihre beste Freundin Elena und schreibt ihre gemeinsame Geschichte nieder: In den 1950er Jahren wachsen sie am Rande Neapels auf. Elena erzählt vom Alltag der kleinen Leute, vom Zugschaffner Donato, der Gedichte schreibt, vom tyrannischen Don Achille, von den Solara-Brüdern, die sonntags mit ihrem Auto den Corso abfahren.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hab es Geliebt

    • By Anika on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $6.86

    • 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

    • The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hilary Huber
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s. At 16 Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her new wealth and horror at the life she has chosen. Elena’s own attempts at romance seem to be sabotaged by Lila’s turbulent affairs. As she tries to plot her way out of poverty via academic and literary success, her constant anxiety is that she is just a shadow of the brilliant Lila.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes

    • Die Neapolitanische Saga 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Eva Mattes
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Der vierte und letzte Band der Neapolitanischen Saga: Elena Ferrante erzählt hier das Leben der beiden inzwischen 30-jährigen Freundinnen Lila und Elena bis in die Gegenwart. Elena, die erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin, verlässt ihren Mann und kehrt in ihre Heimatstadt Neapel zurück. Selbstzweifel quälen sie, weil sie Arbeits- und Familienleben kaum vereinbaren kann. Ihrer brillanten Freundin Lila gelingen in Neapel als Unternehmerin erste Erfolge, doch die kommen sie teuer zu stehen.

    Regular price: $16.60

    • 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

    • Troubling Love

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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'enfant perdue

    • L'amie prodigieuse 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    À la fin de "Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste", Lila montait son entreprise d'informatique avec Enzo, et Elena réalisait enfin son rêve : aimer Nino et être aimée de lui, quitte à abandonner son mari et à mettre en danger sa carrière d'écrivain. Car elle s'affirme comme une auteure importante et l'écriture l'occupe de plus en plus, au détriment de l'éducation de ses deux filles, Dede et Elsa. L'histoire d'Elena et de Nino est passionnelle, et bientôt Elena vit au gré de ses escapades pour retrouver son amant.

    Regular price: $22.93

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