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©2020 Fredrik Backman (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Nic
  • 2020-10-24

new favourite!

This is easily one of my favourite books, ever. It surprised me so many times - the actual story, and how much I loved it. Shout out to the narrator - Marin Ireland nailed it! She brought these characters to life so much more than I could have if I'd read it on my own and mastered different voices for each character. When I listened to the sample, I did expect almost pure comedy. It is definitely funny, laugh-out-loud sometimes, but it's also heartfelt, sentimental, heartbreaking, even a little dark at times. I don't want to give anything away, but it kept me wanting more right until the end, and then I didn't want it to end. I know I'll listen to it or read it again, and I don't do that often. This was my first Fredrik Backman and I've read other reviews saying it was more uplifting overall than some of his other stories like Beartown but I still can't wait to read more by him. And listen to more by Marin Ireland. She narrated this book so perfectly and I loved all of her different voices to distinguish each character. So good!!

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Amazing Read!

One of the best stories I’ve read in a long time!! Backman never disappoints! This, like all of his other books, is heartfelt and leaves you thinking about the story for weeks.

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One of the BEST of 2020

I commute to work so I listened to a lot of audible. This was seriously one of the BEST for 2020. The narrators voices were spot on . Story line had me laughing and bawling within minutes. Well done Fredrik Bachman ... a timely novel for these crazy times.

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Surprising Read!

This is not the book I expected to read, but somehow, the story winds into your heart. I truly was a pleasure to listen to.

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A quite unique nearly New Year’s Eve tale!

I really enjoyed this audiobook! It made me laugh, cry and the performance is simply delightful!

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Thought provoking story

At first I wasn’t sure about this story, the reality, the sadness, the seriousness of the topics but the way each character was developed and how each one of their stories entwined and related was heart warming and purely human! I loved the messages within each chapter and especially liked the healing that occurred and summation of the relationships that continued on.

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A 'must listen' for everyone.

Where do I start. So many interesting stories about each character and then skillfully intertwined. Many points to ponder about people and life in general. I was tearful at several twists in the story. And I am so thankful I chose the audio version. What a fabulous narration! I know I will listen to this again. You will not be disappointed.

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Hilarious & heart warming

I just loved it! The characters are delightful. The narrator does a wonderful job with voices. The book made me look forward to my daily commute.

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Great Story!

I laughed and cried and connected...it was a wonderful ride! I highly recommend this book.

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Not worth all the hype

Anxious People should be called Obnoxious People. No one speaks like these characters do - especially to authority. The storyline was good. The idea of this story is good. The characters were horrible. They were all whiny. So glad it’s over.

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  • Kate
  • 2021-02-24

Ignore the negative reviews

I almost didn’t read this because of the reviews. So glad I followed my gut. Fredrik Backman doesn’t disappoint. Character development weaves its way through the story in a way that makes you love them all. Zara is my fave.
Narration is spot on.
Read, smile and enjoy.

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  • Nicole
  • 2021-01-06

Excellent

Story was amazing! And the narration was stellar. I listened at 1.2x speed which I found perfect.

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  • Dee
  • 2020-12-30

Listen to this book

After reading the description I was on the fence about this one. Glad I choose to get it. I laughed out loud so many times listening to this. I almost cried a bunch of times. This one is a gem.

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  • Nerat11
  • 2020-10-04

Highly Recommend

One of my favourite authors and this book didn't disappoint. An absolutely phenomenal book, I couldn't stop listening.