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    • Anything Is Possible

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,437
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,312

    Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother's happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author's celebrated New York Times best seller) returns to visit her siblings after 17 years of absence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful & Disturbing

    • By Sara on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • My Name Is Lucy Barton

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,813
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,814

    Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Because we all love imperfectly.

    • By Bonny on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Olive Kitteridge

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,434
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,796
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,793

    At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interweaving Short Stories Make a Good Novel

    • By Sara on 07-21-14

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Abide with Me

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings, faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment, when a dark secret is revealed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understated and powerful

    • By Kathryn on 10-18-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Burgess Boys

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,005
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

    Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved, loved, loved it!

    • By Molly-o on 06-09-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Amy and Isabelle

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Roberts
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    With compassion, humor, and striking insight, Amy and Isabelle explores the secrets of sexuality that jeopardize the love between a mother and her daughter. Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student in a small mill town, falls in love with her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality. When discovered, this emotional and physical trespass brings disgrace to Amy's mother, Isabelle, and intensifies the shame she feels about her own past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Honest, tough and absorbing

    • By Catherine on 11-03-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Anything Is Possible

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Anything Is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after 17 years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sobbing out loud amazing

    • By Percy on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Olive Kitteridge

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama - desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listen. Story well expressed by reader

    • By Karen on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Abide with Me

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Gerrianne Raphael
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings, faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment, when a dark secret is revealed.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • My Name Is Lucy Barton

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, read by Kimberly Farr. A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Geeat!

    • By Neva Pinillos on 10-31-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Olive Kitteridge

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Jette Mechlenburg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 9

    Olive Kitteridge er hovedpersonen i romanen af samme navn, der giver et billede af livet og dets forviklinger i den lille by Crosby, Maine, men det kunne være hvor som helst i verden. Olive er en pensioneret lærerinde, der står respekt om, og som mange frygter. Modsat sin mand Henry, apotekeren, der kommer godt ud af det med alle mennesker, har Olive en skarp tunge og kan være knortet som et gammelt oliventræ.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong language

    • By Catherine on 08-16-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Stories of Frederick Busch

    • By: Frederick Busch, Elizabeth Strout (editor)
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The stories in this volume, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, are tales of families trying to heal their wounds, save their marriages, and rescue their children. In "Ralph the Duck," a security guard struggles to hang on to his marriage. In "Name the Name," a traveling teacher attends to students outside the school, including his own son, locked in a country jail. In Busch's work, we are reminded that we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors or in the mind of another.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Mit navn er Lucy Barton

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Maria Stokholm
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Lucy Barton har svært ved at genvinde kræfterne efter en blindtarmsoperation. Hendes mor, som hun ikke har talt med i næsten tyve år, kommer og besøger hende på hospitalet på Manhattan. Småsladder om familie og bekendte fra den lille by i Illinois, hvor Lucy er vokset op, bringer dem lidt tættere på hinanden, men lige under overfladen syder de konflikter og længsler, der har formet hele Lucys tilværelse: hendes flugt fra en plaget opvækst, drømmen om at blive forfatter, hendes ægteskab, kærligheden til de to døtre.

    Regular price: $11.97

    • Das Leben natürlich

    • By: Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated by: Katja Riemann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Nur raus aus Maine! Jim und Bob Burgess sind ihrer Heimat früh entflohen, das Trauma um den Tod ihres Vaters zurücklassend. Nur die Schwester Susan ist geblieben. Die beiden Brüder arbeiten inzwischen als Anwälte in New York City, aber das ist auch schon alles an Gemeinsamkeit: Als sich ein dummer Streich von Susans 19-jährigem Sohn zu einem handfesten politischen Skandal entwickelt, ruft sie ihre Brüder zu sich nach Hause.

    Regular price: $16.60