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The Days of Abandonment Audiobook

The Days of Abandonment

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Publisher's Summary

An IndiBound best seller, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband, with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.

©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.; 2015 Blackstone Audio

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    J 25/08/2015
    J 25/08/2015
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    "Awful voice"

    Had to turn it off after a minute because the narrator sounds like a robot.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lauenna Somerset 04/12/2016
    Lauenna Somerset 04/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brutal but beautiful."

    I found this such a tough read but only because it so reflected the depth and sometimes horror of a life falling apart and coming back together. It was refreshingly female a and beautifully crafted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kidzbookdetective u.k 14/10/2016
    kidzbookdetective u.k 14/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Are women really this crazy?"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    American accent.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a book that will make you want to punch the protagonist in the head to bring her to her senses. Agony.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin300378 14/09/2016
    Robin300378 14/09/2016 Member Since 2014

    Oh my god....is that the time?

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    "Dark, troubling and thought provoking"

    I listened to this following blistering reviews on Mariella Fostrup's book review. The women reviewing it said it was fantastic and closely resembled some of the thoughts and feelings that one has following a break up and infidelity

    I enjoyed it. It is darkly funny at points and the writing is such that it reflects the absence of time and interaction that is happening with the protagonist.

    The troubling parts are how the children are left to fend for themselves and I think it mirrors what happens in real life very accurately although I have no experience of such.

    Definitely worth a credit. Possibly not the type of book for many fantasy readers so only if you fancy something a little more thought provoking

    Narration not memorable which, given the story may or may not be a good thing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    12/04/16
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    "Quick (not bad) listen ...."

    To be brief, this novel is not about chains of events or mystery of any kind. Rather it is a swirls of deep emotions and self pity and literally decomposition of a human soul.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 3xcharm
    Chicago
    09/04/16
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    "Icky and dark."

    I stopped listening 15 chapters into it. It truly is about the days of abandonment x-number of years into a long marriage with two kids. It's exactly how I hope I would not behave given those circumstances. It's just yucky and I can't finish it. It's left a bad taste in my mouth.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Dutton
    09/04/16
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    "Maybe it's you"

    Divorce is terrible. I've played its victim in various roles. That's why I was interested in this book. But this lady's complete lack of rationality is indefensible. Sickening in fact. (Spoiler alert.) To turn on your children and dog like that just means you're a bad person. I don't care what you're going through. To victimize the innocent is never justifiable. What your husband did is despicable. But you're no better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rio Delta Wild
    Harlingen, TX
    08/04/16
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    "monotone narrator and monotonous story"

    This isn't worth $1, and certainly not worth a credit. I've skipped from chapter to chapter hoping to find good character development, some sort of joy in being alive, or something worth listening to. I haven't found it yet.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • M. Ryder
    10/04/16
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    "Odd Book With No Point"

    The story was so strange, and the writing extremely choppy. There was absolutely zero character development! Despite the author trying to show us what life is like after the separation and eventual divorce for a 38-year-old woman and her two children, I truly felt as though her behavior and interactions with the kids were ridiculously over the top. This woman definitely needed some intense, long-term psychiatric treatment. Not at all believable that she would get better so quickly.Surprisingly, even the husband's attitde and behavior is pretty strange, especially when he admits to not really liking his children and thinks that their annoying behavior will lead to his new relationship falling apart. What? Really?Apparently, neither one of them is committed to putting the kids firstI do understand that the story is meant to be dark, but this book is simply awful. Only positive here would have to be the narration. Hilary managed to portray the main character as depressed and with flat affect, while she performed the children with far more energy. Skip buying this one, even if at a discount.☹️

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Heidi
    08/04/16
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    "Strange story!"

    Almost stopped listening, but forced myself to listen to the end. Seemed like a very weak female character.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lynn M.
    DENVER, CO, US
    29/08/16
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    "Sleepy narration with slow depressing story..."

    Good literature, just not enjoyable. Don't listen to this while driving. If it doesn't put you to sleep, you may be tempted to drive into oncoming traffic. Unlike the other Ferrante books, I had a hard time getting through it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nicolette Wickman
    26/08/16
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    "Disappointing after The Napoleonic Novels"

    This was disappointing. Hard to finish. Olga was sometimes crazy, sometimes not - confusing. Sex was too graphic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kelley
    Discovery Bay, CA USA
    17/06/16
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    "Wish I Had Read The Reviews"
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    This is the first book that I will not finish. Not worth my time. I listened to 2 hours hoping to get into it, it is just awful. A best seller in Italy? Guess their tastes are a LOT different than ours. Don't bother.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • joyce
    bronaugh, MO, United States
    07/06/16
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    "wasted my money"

    might have been o.k. but the language used was unnecessary in my opinion. couldn't get through it. will be getting my money back

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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