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Anxious People

Written by: Fredrik Backman
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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

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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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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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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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Great Story!

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

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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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  • 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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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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Doesn’t compare to a Man Called Ove

I suppose both books have a similar subject matter but I loved Ove and did not love this book. Parts are good but it didn’t do it for me!

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I loved it!

I laughed. I cried. It's another great story! I will definitely be listening to this book over a few times. As I have with a Man Called Ova.

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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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  • 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.