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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elena Ferrante

Narrated By: Hillary Huber

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2015

Duration: 16 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

The incredible story continues in book three of thecritically acclaimed Neapolitan novels!
In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, thetwo girls whom readers first met in MyBrilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has ayoung son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought andnow works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned hercollege degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened thedoors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Bothwomen are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen themliving a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on thegreat sea of opportunities that opened up during the 1970s. Yet they are stillvery much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.

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  • Holly H

    Although I found Book 3 to be dark and Elena Greco to be self-absorbed and subsequently self-destructive this book was memorizing. Taking a 24 hour break before beginning Book 4. This book does provide a reader with an accurate portrayal of the Women's LiberationMovement. Since I am an American, I have appreciated learning in depth about the Italian post WWII political history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Caroline P

    Addictive storyline. Well narrated with appropriate punctuation and emotion .

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful simple book and matching narration

  • Angie Glaser

    I can't get enough of Ferrante's writing. Each of the Neapolitan novels is more enthralling than the last.

  • Julie Ciaccia

    Third in a series, this book does not disappoint. The translation is done exceptionally well. The cultural and social elements are intriguing. These novels have consumed me.

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