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    • My Brilliant Friend

    • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 791
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 724
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 721

    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brutally honest account of growing up in Naples

    • By Dorothy McGarven on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

    • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 3
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom were first introduced in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing Quartet

    • By Jenny on 05-01-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Story of a New Name

    • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their 20s, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile Elena continues her journey of self-discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love love love

    • By sarah on 21-05-15

    Regular price: £22.19

    • The Story of the Lost Child

    • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Here is the dazzling saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults; many of life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship has remained the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up - a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The lost child

    • By Mrs. L. Lawson on 23-12-16

    Regular price: £21.89

    • L'amica geniale

    • volume primo
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Lila è scomparsa. Esagerata, come sempre, ha cancellato ogni traccia. Ed Elena, l'amica di tutta la vita, inizia a raccontare la storia del legame viscerale che le ha unite per sei decenni. Tra inconfessata rivalità e profondo affidamento, la ragazzina geniale e ribelle e l'amica studiosa attraversano gli anni dell'adolescenza, sullo sfondo di un rione della Napoli anni Cinquanta ritratta nella sua cruda epicità. Prima parte della tetralogia "L'amica geniale".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By fredsaid on 22-07-17

    Regular price: £10.89

    • The Lost Daughter

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Leda, a middle-aged divorcee, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Throughout the novel, Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.

    Regular price: £13.69

    • Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta

    • L'amica geniale 3
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Carico di speranze e tensioni, arriva il vento degli anni Settanta che ogni cosa scompagina. Elena, laureata alla Normale di Pisa, pubblica un fortunato romanzo che segna il suo ingresso nell'ambiente colto e intellettuale. Lila, lasciato il marito, si ammazza di lavoro in una fabbrica di salumi alla periferia di Napoli. Anche se lontane, le due amiche nelle loro battaglie quotidiane continuano a specchiarsi l'una nell'altra, unite da un legame forte e ambivalente.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant.

    • By PB on 22-08-18

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Storia della bambina perduta

    • L'amica geniale 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Con Napoli i conti non sono mai chiusi ed Elena, scrittrice ormai affermata, torna a vivere nella città da cui era fuggita. Qui ritrova Lila, diventata imprenditrice informatica, e la loro amicizia torna quella di un tempo, linfa vitale e pungolo feroce.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Storia del nuovo cognome

    • L'amica geniale 2
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Sullo sfondo che prelude ai grandi cambiamenti degli anni Sessanta, Lila ed Elena si affacciano al mondo condividendo il desiderio di sfuggire al loro destino di ragazze cresciute nel rione napoletano.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • When a city seems larger than its country

    • By Ladyfilosopher on 22-07-17

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Meine geniale Freundin

    • Die Neapolitanische Saga 1
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Eva Mattes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Eine Freundschaft als Spiegel einer Stadt, einer Nation, einer ganzen Generation. Im Alter von 66 Jahren erfüllt sich Lila einen Traum: Sie verschwindet von einem Tag auf den anderen. Zurück bleibt ihre beste Freundin Elena und schreibt ihre gemeinsame Geschichte nieder: In den 1950er Jahren wachsen sie am Rande Neapels auf. Elena erzählt vom Alltag der kleinen Leute, vom Zugschaffner Donato, der Gedichte schreibt, vom tyrannischen Don Achille, von den Solara-Brüdern, die sonntags mit ihrem Auto den Corso abfahren.

    Regular price: £6.29

    • Thalia Book Club: Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: John Waters, Amy Ryan, Zoe Kazan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In honor of the release of the concluding installment in the Neapolitan Novels, John Waters, Amy Ryan, Sonali Deraniyagala, Elizabeth Strout, Judith Thurman, and Parul Sehgal celebrate the author with readings and discussion. Hosted by Amanda Stern.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Days of Abandonment

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, troubling and thought provoking

    • By Robin300378 on 14-09-16

    Regular price: £16.69

    • Un mal nombre [A Bad Name]

    • Dos amigas, Libro 2 [Two Friends, Book 2]
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Mercè Montalà
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ella es una mujer hermosa, alocada, y su nombre es Lila. Es la misma niña que conocimos en La amiga estupenda, el primer tomo de esta espléndida saga y ahora, recién cumplidos los dieciséis años, acaba de casarse con un hombre al que desprecia. La otra, que la escucha, la sigue y sin querer la imita, es Lenù, una alumna brillante, empeñada en aprender de los libros todo aquello que Lila aprende de la vida a secas. Así, en este rebote de sensaciones, se desarrolla una amistad muy peculiar, una relación donde la complicidad es ley.

    Regular price: £20.79

    • Le nouveau nom

    • L'amie prodigieuse 2
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Naples, années soixante. Le soir de son mariage, Lila comprend que son mari Stefano l'a trahie en s'associant aux frères Solara, les camorristes qui règnent sur le quartier et qu'elle déteste depuis son plus jeune âge. Pour Lila Cerullo, née pauvre et devenue riche en épousant l'épicier, c'est le début d'une période trouble : elle méprise son époux, refuse qu'il la touche, mais est obligée de céder.

    Regular price: £21.59

    • Troubling Love

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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. A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them, it is a must-listen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Puzzled and bewildered

    • By Earnest on 19-11-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • L'amie prodigieuse

    • L'amie prodigieuse 1
    • By: Élena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Naples, fin des années cinquante. Deux amies, Elena et Lila, vivent dans un quartier défavorisé de la ville, leurs familles sont pauvres et, bien qu'elles soient douées pour les études, ce n'est pas la voie qui leur est promise. Lila, la surdouée, abandonne rapidement l'école pour travailler avec son père et son frère dans leur échoppe de cordonnier. En revanche, Elena est soutenue par son institutrice, qui pousse ses parents à l'envoyer au collège puis, plus tard, au lycée, comme les enfants des Carracci et des Sarratore, des familles plus aisées qui peuvent se le permettre.

    Regular price: £19.59

    • L'enfant perdue

    • L'amie prodigieuse 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    À la fin de "Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste", Lila montait son entreprise d'informatique avec Enzo, et Elena réalisait enfin son rêve : aimer Nino et être aimée de lui, quitte à abandonner son mari et à mettre en danger sa carrière d'écrivain. Car elle s'affirme comme une auteure importante et l'écriture l'occupe de plus en plus, au détriment de l'éducation de ses deux filles, Dede et Elsa. L'histoire d'Elena et de Nino est passionnelle, et bientôt Elena vit au gré de ses escapades pour retrouver son amant.

    Regular price: £21.59

    • Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste

    • L'amie prodigieuse 3
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Marina Moncade
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Pour Elena, comme pour l'Italie, une période de grands bouleversements s'ouvre. Nous sommes à la fin des années soixante, les événements de 1968 s'annoncent, les mouvements féministes et protestataires s'organisent, et Elena, diplômée de l'École normale de Pise et entourée d'universitaires, est au premier rang. Même si les choix de Lila sont radicalement différents, les deux jeunes femmes sont toujours aussi proches, une relation faite d'amour et de haine.

    Regular price: £20.59

    • L'amore molesto

    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Che cosa è accaduto ad Amalia? Chi c'era con lei la notte in cui è morta? È stata davvero la donna ambigua e incontentabile che sua figlia si è sempre immaginata? L'indagine di Delia si snoda in una Napoli plumbea che non dà tregua, trasformando una vicenda di quotidiani strazi familiari in un thriller domestico che mozza il respiro. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Il primo Ferrante - inconcepibile

    • By Blind Girl on 06-07-18

    Regular price: £10.39

    • Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes

    • Die Neapolitanische Saga 4
    • By: Elena Ferrante
    • Narrated by: Eva Mattes
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Der vierte und letzte Band der Neapolitanischen Saga: Elena Ferrante erzählt hier das Leben der beiden inzwischen 30-jährigen Freundinnen Lila und Elena bis in die Gegenwart. Elena, die erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin, verlässt ihren Mann und kehrt in ihre Heimatstadt Neapel zurück. Selbstzweifel quälen sie, weil sie Arbeits- und Familienleben kaum vereinbaren kann. Ihrer brillanten Freundin Lila gelingen in Neapel als Unternehmerin erste Erfolge, doch die kommen sie teuer zu stehen.

    Regular price: £15.59

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