Oh William!: A Novel Audiobook, by Elizabeth Strout Play Audiobook Sample

Oh William!: A Novel Audiobook

Oh William!: A Novel Audiobook, by Elizabeth Strout Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kimberly Farr Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Amgash Series Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593416129

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Longest Chapter Length:

38:24 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

14 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

26:18 minutes

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Publisher Description

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep

“I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William.”

Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. “William,” she confesses, “has always been a mystery to me.” Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are.

So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when William asks her to join him on a trip to investigate a recently uncovered family secret—one of those secrets that rearrange everything we think we know about the people closest to us. What happens next is nothing less than another example of what Hilary Mantel has called Elizabeth Strout’s “perfect attunement to the human condition.”

There are fears and insecurities, simple joys and acts of tenderness, and revelations about affairs and other spouses, parents and their children. On every page of this exquisite novel we learn more about the quiet forces that hold us together—even after we’ve grown apart.

At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. “This is the way of life,” Lucy says: “the many things we do not know until it is too late.”

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“[An] absolute tour de force from award-winning author Elizabeth Strout. Strout tackles the human condition, and deftly describes the tethers that hold us to the special people in our lives. Not to be missed.”

— Barnes&Noble.com 


  • “[Strout] illuminates both what people understand about others and what they understand about themselves.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Oh William! may well be my favorite of [Strout’s] books…The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement.”

    — Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times bestselling author


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Barnes & Noble bestseller
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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About Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge, the #1 New York Times bestseller My Name Is Lucy Barton, and the New York Times bestseller The Burgess Boys, as well as Abide with Me, a Book Sense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including the New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine.

About Kimberly Farr

Kimberly Farr is an actress and winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She has appeared on Broadway and at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, and the American Place. She created the role of “Eve” in Arthur Miller’s first and only musical, Up from Paradise, which was directed by the author. She appeared with Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway production of The Lady from the Sea and has acted in regional theaters across the country, including a performance in the original production of The 1940’s Radio Hour at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage.