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    • My Struggle, Book 1

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    My Struggle: Book One introduces American listeners to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book

    • By Monsaraz on 17-05-15

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Winter

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • My Struggle Book 1

    • A Death in the Family
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father and his bewilderment and grief on his father’s death. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, hard talking honesty

    • By shirley on 08-09-16

    Regular price: £25.99

    • My Struggle, Book 6

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken - translator, Don Bartlett - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 43 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    My Struggle introduces American listeners to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intense and irresistible to hear. Unafraid of the big issues - death, love, art, fear - and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.

    Regular price: £38.49

    • Spring

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spring is a deeply moving novel about family, our everyday lives, our joys and our struggles. Spring follows a father and his newborn daughter through one day in April, from sunrise to sunset. A day filled with everyday routine, the beginnings of life and its light, but also its deep struggles and its darkness.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • My Struggle, Book 5

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a 19-year-old, Karl Ove moves to Bergen and invests all of himself in his writing. But his efforts get the opposite effect - he wants it so much that he gets writer's block. At the same time, he sees his friends, one-by-one, publish their debuts. He suspects that he will never get anything published.

    Regular price: £37.29

    • A Man in Love

    • My Struggle, Book 2
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the second installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard's monumental six-volume masterpiece, the character Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, where, having left his wife, he leads a solitary existence. He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir. He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers' workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family

    • By Elisabeth grellet on 23-05-17

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Summer

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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    The conclusion to one of the most extraordinary and original literary projects in recent years, Summer once again intersperses short, vividly descriptive essays with emotionally raw diary entries addressed directly to Knausgaard's newborn daughter. Writing more expansively and, if it is possible, even more intimately and unguardedly than in the previous three volumes, he mines with new depth his difficult memories of his childhood and fraught relationship with his own father.  

    Regular price: £22.49

    • A Time for Everything

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beginning in the Garden of Eden and soaring through to the present, A Time for Everything reimagines pivotal encounters between humans and angels: the glow of the cherubim watching over Eden; the profound love between Cain and Abel despite their differences; Lot's shame in Sodom; Noah's isolation before the flood; Ezekiel tied to his bed, prophesying ferociously; the death of Christ; and the emergence of sensual, mischievous cherubs in the 17th century.

    Regular price: £37.29

    • My Struggle, Book 4

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eighteen years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman's village far north of the polar circle to work as a schoolteacher. He has no interest in the job itself - or in any other job for that matter. His intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career.

    Regular price: £44.99

    • Boyhood Island

    • My Struggle Book 3
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Eduardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrating. This is an audiobook about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Autumn

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter, showing her what to expect of the world. He writes one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark. With acute sensitivity he describes daily life with his wife and children in rural Sweden, drawing upon memories of his own childhood to give an inimitably tender perspective on the precious and unique bond between parent and child. Nothing is too small or too vast to escape his attention; this is a personal encyclopaedia on everything from chewing gum to the stars.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Man in Love

    • My Struggle, Book 2
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Bellerini
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    This book is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, the emotional strains of children's birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write. This is a book about one man's life but, somehow, about everyone else's, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow onto volume 3

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-16

    Regular price: £31.29

    • The New Yorker, May 25th 2015 (Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jill Lepore, David Owen)

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jill Lepore, David Owen
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    In this issue: "Saudi Shakeup", by Steve Coll; "The Inexplicable", by Karl Ove Knausgaard; "To Have and to Hold", by Jill Lepore; "Where the River Runs Dry", by David Owen; "Good Night", by Emily Nussbaum; and "High Gear", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £5.79

    • Inadvertent

    • Why I Write, Book 2
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    In Inadvertent, internationally best-selling author Karl Ove Knausgaard reveals his beginnings as a writer and his literary influences, as well as his creative development and his struggles. But this audiobook is more than a window into the writer's frame of mind. It's also a glimmering meditation on literature and creativity - on its limitations and its freedoms.  

    Regular price: £6.39