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    • The Perfect Nanny

    • A Novel
    • By: Leila Slimani
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 39

    When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not what I expected based on the hype

    • By Jenn on 03-22-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Adèle

    • A Novel
    • By: Leila Slimani
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Adèle appears to have the perfect life. A respected journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of "having it all", she is bored - and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hm.

    • By Jenn on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Lullaby

    • By: Leïla Slimani
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris' upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • psychological portrait

    • By Armand Jarri on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Chanson douce

    • By: Leïla Slimani
    • Narrated by: Clotilde Courau
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Lorsque Myriam, mère de deux jeunes enfants, décide malgré les réticences de son mari de reprendre son activité au sein d'un cabinet d'avocats, le couple se met à la recherche d'une nounou. Après un casting sévère, ils engagent Louise, qui conquiert très vite l'affection des enfants et occupe progressivement une place centrale dans le foyer. Peu à peu le piège de la dépendance mutuelle va se refermer, jusqu'au drame.

    Regular price: $18.76

    • Adele

    • By: Leïla Slimani
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Adèle appears to have the perfect life. A respected journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of 'having it all', she is bored - and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Vuggesang

    • By: Leïla Slimani
    • Narrated by: Stine Prætorius
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Paul og Myriam bor i Paris og har to børn. Da Myriam skal tilbage til arbejdet, har de brug for en barnepige, og de beslutter sig for den perfekte, tillidsvækkende og hjertelige Louise, som tager dem med storm. Børnene elsker hende, hun er øm og omsorgsfuld, laver udsøgte måltider til hele familien, efterlader huset skinnende rent og holder sig i øvrigt diskret i baggrunden. Snart kan Myriam og Paul slet ikke leve uden Louise, men ganske langsomt går det op for dem, at noget er helt helt galt. Louise viser små glimt af umotiveret vrede, de finder besynderlige bidemærker på børnene, og en morgen finder de et renskurret kyllingeskrog på spisebordet.

    Regular price: $15.75

    • Dann schlaf auch du

    • By: Leïla Slimani
    • Narrated by: Constanze Becker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Myriam, Rechtsanwältin und Mutter zweier kleiner Kinder, beschließt, wieder arbeiten zu gehen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann sucht sie nach der perfekten Kinderfrau. Nach langer Suche entscheiden sie sich für Louise, eine zierliche Frau Anfang fünfzig, deren Tochter bereits erwachsen und deren Mann verstorben ist. Louise erobert auf Anhieb die Herzen der Kinder und macht sich schnell unentbehrlich: Sie ist Köchin, Haushaltshilfe, guter Geist. Was sie verheimlicht: ihre Einsamkeit, ihre Geldnot, ihre Verzweiflung. Die gegenseitige Abhängigkeit wird immer größer, bis irgendwann eine Tragödie über die Familie hereinbricht.

    Regular price: $12.49