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    • A Man Called Ove

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56,000
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55,902

    Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Laughed and I Cried

    • By Bill on 08-22-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Beartown

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,204

    People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

    • By Gillian on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Us Against You

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,799
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

    After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they learn that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown's new hockey coach. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the crazed lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why Did It Have to End?

    • By Lauren on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

    • A Novel
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,292

    Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For those who are "different" only! Quirky & sweet

    • By Catherine on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Britt-Marie Was Here

    • A Novel
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,250

    Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at 63, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless 40-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem

    • By Sara on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Deal of a Lifetime

    • A Novella
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355

    It all begins with a father telling a story to his son on Christmas Eve. But this isn't your typical Christmas story. The father admits to his son that he's taken a life but he won't say whose - not yet. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. She's a smart kid - smart enough to know that she won't beat cancer by drawing with crayons all day, but it seems to make the adults happy, so she keeps doing it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Novellas Are Horrible!!!!!

    • By 3xcharm on 12-28-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

    • A Novella
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: David Morse
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

    Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa's work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreakingly Perfect

    • By Jmo930 on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $6.99

    • A Man Called Ove

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars is not enough

    • By Don L. on 09-19-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Man Called Ove

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior, there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning, a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Britt-Marie Was Here

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgmental or fussy or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example - forks, knives, then spoons. We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Meg SA on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Us Against You

    • A Novel
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair. But they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact. As the tension mounts between the two adversaries, a newcomer arrives who gives Beartown hockey a surprising new coach and a chance at a comeback.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Beartown

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Backman delivers another beautiful story

    • By Megan Dyamond on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Us Against You

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A small, broken town sits on the edge of a frozen lake surrounded by a forest, its wounds still raw from a tragedy that tore its fragile community in two. Beartown has lost its way. Now the cold and dark that surround the snowbound town creep in, and so do new conflicts and tensions. What was once a friendly rivalry with the neighbouring town is beginning to turn sinister and Beartown braces itself for another tragic blow. How far will the people of Beartown go to preserve their reputations for a second, deadly time? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it...

    • By soretha on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The hilarious, heartbreaking novel by the author of the international best seller A Man Called Ove. Granny has been telling fairy tales for as long as Elsa can remember. In the beginning they were only to make Elsa go to sleep, to get her to practise Granny's secret language, and a little because Granny is just about as nutty as a granny should be. But lately the stories have another dimension as well. Something Elsa can't quite put her finger on....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elsa is my hero!

    • By NH on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The number-one New York Times best-selling author of A Man Called Ove shares an irresistible and moving collection of heartfelt, humorous essays about fatherhood, providing his newborn son with the perspective and tools he’ll need to make his way in the world.  

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ma grand-mère vous passe le bonjour

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Bernard Gabay
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Elsa est une enfant solitaire et sa seule amie est sa grand-mère. Mais un jour, la vieille dame meurt : la petite fille fera son deuil en allant transmettre des lettres que sa grand-mère avait écrites pour de nombreux destinataires : lettres d'excuses, de regret et d'amour. Elle comprend petit à petit que les contes qu'elle lui racontait s'inspiraient de personnages bien réels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One breath novel

    • By francesca on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Ein Mann namens Ove

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Heikko Deutschmann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    Ove ist der Nachbar aus der Hölle: Jeden Morgen macht er seine Kontrollrunde, schreibt Falschparker auf, räumt Fahrräder an ihren Platz und prüft die Mülltrennung. Aber hinter seinem Gegrummel verbergen sich ein viel zu großes Herz und eine berührende Geschichte. Seit Oves geliebte Frau Sonja gestorben ist und man ihn vorzeitig in Rente geschickt hat, sieht er keinen Sinn mehr in seinem Leben. Doch als nebenan eine junge Familie einzieht...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Oksana on 08-22-15

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Britt-Marie war hier

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Heikko Deutschmann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Britt-Marie ist pedantisch und ziemlich zugeknöpft, sagen die Leute. Borg ist ein Kaff und ziemlich abgehängt, sagen die Leute. Britt-Marie hat wegen ihrer Ehekrise nichts mehr außer ihren Putzmitteln und ihren Balkonpflanzen. Borg hat wegen der Wirtschaftskrise nichts mehr außer ein paar Fußballverrückten und einem Jugendzentrum ohne Hausmeister.

    Regular price: $18.75

    • Vieux, râleur et suicidaire

    • La vie selon Ove
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Bernard Gabay
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Dans le lotissement où il vit depuis quarante ans, Ove est connu pour être un râleur de la pire espèce. Mais depuis qu'il est sans travail, il se sent seul et inutile. Il erre dans sa maison, fait des rondes de quartier pour relever les infractions des habitants. Jusqu'au jour où, las de cette routine, il décide d'en finir. Corde au cou, debout dans le salon, il est prêt à passer à l'acte... C'est sans compter l'arrivée de nouveaux voisins et d'un chat abandonné. Interrompant involontairement ses tentatives de suicide, ceux-ci vont peu à peu pousser Ove dans ses derniers retranchements et le ramener à la vie !

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator, wonderful story

    • By Robin on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $20.14

    • Oma lässt grüßen und sagt, es tut ihr leid

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Heikko Deutschmann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 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

    "Versprich mir, dass du mich noch lieb hast, wenn du erfährst, wer ich gewesen bin. Und versprich mir, auf das Schloss aufzupassen. Und auf deine Freunde." Oma zu Elsa. Oma ist 77, Ärztin, Chaotin und treibt die Nachbarn in den Wahnsinn. Elsa ist 7, liebt Wikipedia und Superhelden und hat nur einen einzigen Freund: Nämlich Oma. In Omas Märchen erlebt Elsa die aufregendsten Abenteuer. Bis Oma sie eines Tages auf die größte Suche ihres Lebens schickt - und zwar in der wirklichen Welt.

    Regular price: $22.34

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