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My Name is Lucy Barton

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Strout

Narrated By: Kimberly Farr

Publisher: Penguin Books LTD

Date: February 2016

Duration: 4 hours 12 minutes

Summary:

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audibook edition of My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, read by Kimberly Farr.

A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as the façade of her new life in New York begins to crumble, awakening her to the reality of her faltering marriage and her unsteady journey towards becoming a writer.

From Lucy's hospital bed, we are drawn ever more deeply into the emotional complexity of family life, the inescapable power of the past, and the memories - however painful - that bind a family together.

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  • Lisa A

    really enjoyed this book

  • Lisa Roling

    This book was a rambling of disconnected stories. I do not understand the high rankings of other listeners because this book was a complete bore. The narration was very slow and a bit monotone and at times put me to sleep. I listen while driving so this is not a good thing. I would NOT recommend.

  • Karen Humphreys

    Touching story made of a series of smaller stories shared between mother and daughter.

  • Kathleen Carney

    Perfect story about "imperfect love" , which I believe we all witness. Narration well done. Kimberly brigs the novel to life and makes it believable.