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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (314 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Per Petterson Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781624061059
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Fans of Per Petterson will be delighted by this opportunity to observe Arvid Jansen in his youth from a fresh perspective.

In It’s Fine By Me, Arvid befriends a boy named Audun. On Audun’s first day of school, he refuses to talk or take off his sunglasses; there are stories he would prefer to keep to himself. Audun lives with his mother in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with Arvid. But he’s not sure that school is the right path for him and feels that life holds other possibilities. Sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, It’s Fine By Me is a brilliant novel from an acclaimed author.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Petterson’s] voice is unique, solid, and above all, alive. Whatever angst there is has nothing to do with being Scandinavian: it has to do with being human.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A sensible, brittle, and razor sharp description of a boy’s universe.”

    Weekendavisen [Copenhagen]

  • “Petterson is a great stylist and portrays his characters with an unsentimental tenderness and understanding which can make anything beautiful.”

    Borsen [Copenhagen]

  • “The melancholy story, and the superb writing that propels it, are both raw and honest—the brutality of the father, the disregard of printing-press colleagues, the ugly street fights—and also deeply compassionate.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “Petterson’s youthful novel is an openhearted bildungsroman…His sentences yearn to fly away into poetry.”

    New Yorker

  • Selected for the October 2012 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Miller Hill | 2/9/2014

    " A nice coming-of-age book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christoph Fischer | 2/6/2014

    " An excellent coming of age book about a young working class boy finding his way in society. Beautiful and moving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie Richards | 2/1/2014

    " Not sure if it`s just me but considering the subject matter I was very disappointed in this book.Eighteen year old Auden lives with his mother after his drunken father walked out. He drops out of school and begins working wondering where his life is taking him. I kept waiting for the story to just start or for something to happen and it didn`t. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Favel Parrett | 12/16/2013

    " I just love this book - exactly what I needed to read. It made me want to write and write the best I can. I think Per Petterson is such an incredible talent. I will read this book again and again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 12/16/2013

    " Petterson is a guy's writer. It is so sparse and yet very evocative. No bullshit, just beautiful prose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy Mulder | 12/6/2013

    " I especially didn't like this book because Per Petterson is one of my favorite authors--I adored Out Stealing Horses. This one started out so well, but petered out, I thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ahlgren | 11/15/2013

    " Word perfect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jp Perkins | 8/12/2013

    " Not bad...sort of a Norwegian "Catcher in the Rye." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 6/16/2013

    " 60's working class Scandinavian angst. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christopher Ryan | 6/14/2013

    " Disappointingly bad. Terrible structure, unlikable protagonist, aimless narrative, weak prose... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 karen | 5/19/2013

    " Excellent story, great writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 5/14/2013

    " wonderful, simple elegant prose. wether writing of nature or stark street vignettes, always poignant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary sipp rigby | 1/31/2013

    " not much plot 2012 quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/22/2012

    " I love Pers Petterson. So looking forward to immersing myself in this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 11/29/2012

    " A wonderful book. You got the feel of Norway in his writing. It was full of the teenaged angst that is a common theme for everyone and was relatable. Auden's life experiences and his reaction to them drew me in as a reader. "

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About the Author
Author Per Petterson

Per Petterson is an internationally renowned Norwegian author. His breakthrough novel, Out Stealing Horses, was named a Best Book of 2007 by the New York Times and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is also the author of In the Wake, I Curse the River of Time, and To Siberia.

About the Narrator

Adam Verner is a full-time narrator with over 250 titles recorded for ncompanies such as HarperCollins, Recorded Books, Brilliance, Blackstone Audio, AudioGo, Tantor, Oasis, Audible, Highbridge, eChristian, Dreamscape, and Zondervan. He is the recipient of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for Voice Arts awards by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences. He holds an MFA in acting from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.