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Marina Bolletta

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  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

  • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 3
  • Written by: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finished the third out of 4. Fantastic!

  • By Marina Bolletta on 2019-04-14

Finished the third out of 4. Fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-04-14

Love this saga. So so Italian. Narrator easy to listen to. The author. leaves us wanting more. Can't wait to start the 4th.

  • You Were Made for This

  • Written by: Michelle Sacks
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Willis, Jeremy Arthur, Caroline Slaughter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Merry, Sam, and Conor are the perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores the domestic life: baking, gardening, caring for her infant son. Sam, formerly an academic, is pursuing a new career as a filmmaker. Sometimes they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they've built. When Merry's childhood friend Frank visits their Swedish paradise, she immediately becomes part of the family. All their lives, Frank and Merry have been more like sisters than best friends. And that's why Frank soon sees the things others might miss.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for an avid reader.

  • By Marina Bolletta on 2018-11-20

Great for an avid reader.

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Reviewed: 2018-11-20

Different from what I normally read but I definitely enjoyed it. Setting and characters very well described.