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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Strout Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer's eyes, it's in essence the whole world. The lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human dramas: desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love.

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive's own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.

As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life - sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition - its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Constance | 2/17/2014

    " This book was OK, but I was hoping for a little more. It didn't always hold my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/8/2014

    " This book is well written. BUT...it is so depressing! The town this author wrote about must be cursed. Every families' lifes are full of misery, disappointment, and despair. The author is able to cut straight into a couple's life, instantly bring their drama to the readers. That part makes the book very readable. But with one unhappy life to another, and to another in this coastal town. It gets kind of depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma | 2/5/2014

    " Reread this book and loved it just as much as my first reading. Beautiful, quiet prose with an amazing attention to detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa Porter | 1/27/2014

    " So beautifully written and the most honest characters I've met in a long time. LOVE this book! "

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