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Summary

Following her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and disturbing revelations about her mother's final days.

This stylish novel from the author of The Days of Abandonment is set in a beguiling but often hostile Naples, whose chaotic, suffocating streets become one of the book's central motifs. A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them, it is a must-listen.

©2015 Elena Ferrante (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Puzzled and bewildered

After listening to this novel(and after I had listened to and loved the Naples trilogy), I read the review written by a respected critic in a fine newspaper. He said he ended up tearing the book in half before he finished- a thing he had never done before.
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Although I “get” the essential premise of the “mystery” I.e. who was my mother? The novel weaves back and forth and so repetitively that I lost the will to care anymore for any of them.
Perhaps I should have gloomily torn the digital audio file in two, but I lost the will to do that too.

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  • zoya bograd
  • 26-10-21

Disappointed

I loved "My Brilliant Friend", and wanted to listen to more, but very disappointed in this title.

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  • Patricia Melise
  • 29-06-21

Horrible

Read the Neopolitan series and love it but this, in short, was the worst book I’ve ever read.

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  • 19-06-21

Not so much

Unlike the audio versions of the 4 Neapolitan ( my Brilliant Friend) novels and the subsequent The Lying Life of Adults this book read like one long whine. The narrators monotone voice sounded as if she were bored of and annoyed by the very story she relayed. I’ll try the hard copy in the hope that I can experience some of the dialectic nuance that the author is known for as well as a genuine range of emotion entirely lacking in the narration of this book.