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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: Jette Mechlenburg Publisher: Viatone Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Olive Kitteridge er hovedpersonen i romanen af samme navn, der giver et billede af livet og dets forviklinger i den lille by Crosby, Maine, men det kunne være hvor som helst i verden. Olive er en pensioneret lærerinde, der står respekt om, og som mange frygter. Modsat sin mand Henry, apotekeren, der kommer godt ud af det med alle mennesker, har Olive en skarp tunge og kan være knortet som et gammelt oliventræ. Romanen fik strålende anmeldelser, er solgt til 28 lande, var blandt finalisterne da National Book Critics Circle Award skulle uddeles og løb af med den prestigefyldte Pulitzerpris i 2009.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B Shelton | 2/20/2014

    " A book that reminds us that our life is impacted by others and we impact those we come in contact with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lela | 2/20/2014

    " What an interesting book and a great read. The characters were unique and sad and funny. Engaged intellect and emotions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon McCarthy | 2/20/2014

    " Amazing story....unforgettable primary character. I'll be thinking about Olive for years...Elizabeth Strout has written a real gem here and deserves the Pulitzer that she won for this book. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 2/2/2014

    " I didn't think I would like it but I really did. Some of the stories made me cry and this book definitely made me think and feel beyond a typical set of short stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 2/1/2014

    " Depressing. Couldn't finish it. Bummed me out so I almost threw it away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loren Du puy | 1/23/2014

    " Something that I wouldn't normally read, it is a series of portraits and vignettes colored by pathos, humor, and a grudging sense of kindness. The world as seen through the eyes of Olive Kitteridge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Elswick | 1/16/2014

    " I will never forget Olive Kitteridge - the book, yes, but the main character, definitely! She is as real to me as my best friend. She breathes, laughs, curses, and says all the things "you" wish you could say! She is complex, unpredictable, and perfect! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/7/2014

    " A good, quiet book. It was interesting to see the character of Olive illuminated across different stories about other characters in her town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 1/7/2014

    " This book was far too sad to garner more than 3 stars. And it was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 1/6/2014

    " I like her writing style. And the development of the characters. But I wish there was more interaction between the characters. I feel like I was left hanging from chapter to chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/3/2014

    " This is not your typical novel and it is certainly not a fluff read...each story within the story gave me something to think about; haunting is the one word I would use to describe this novel....these characters are the ones who you revisit in your mind over and over again.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen Mountain | 12/26/2013

    " Absolutely loved this novel Olive whow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 12/22/2013

    " Very good book. Made me think about my life and how I want to live. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Di | 8/28/2013

    " She is a great writer but I did find this book a bit of a slog, mainly because there isn't a strong narrative thread. It was almost like linked short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marni | 7/15/2013

    " Amazing. There is a little bit of Olive in each of us and Strout describes the human condition with humour and compassion. This book makes you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 6/6/2013

    " Great book layered with multiple stories, both bittersweet and inspirational. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 12/27/2012

    " I really enjoyed this story, and I wanted to give this book four stars the whole time I was reading it . . . until the end!! I wanted a little more; I needed all the ends tied together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Porter | 12/3/2012

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana | 10/2/2012

    " not finishing this. Im having to read the same paragraphs over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/3/2012

    " My favorite short story collection ever--usually, I'm more of a novel person, but this one had me just turning the pages, completely hooked. I love how human the characters are. I love them, period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brigid | 3/3/2012

    " I listened to the audio book and couldn't make it past the first CD. Maybe it was just the person reading it, but I felt like I was listening to On Golden Pond without the sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 3/1/2012

    " Found this book in the lending library at Camp.... depressing in a way, but made me chuckle multiple times. I was hooked after the 2nd chapter. Perhaps it made me uncomfortable, wondering if there is some "Olive" in my parenting of my only child. Jeez, let's hope not too much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Stohl | 1/28/2012

    " Profiles of various people all revolving around Olive. Sometimes she is a sentence or two, sometimes the whole chapter. Good writing, but a Pulitzer winner? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Brown | 1/6/2012

    " Superb read. I highly recommend. I'm wordless when it comes to Strout. Simply waiting for her next novel with bated breath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Grant | 12/20/2011

    " Spectacular collection of short stories ... Some more engrossing than others all centered around a cranky New England woman. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 11/5/2011

    " Some of the stories seemed kind of pointless, but others were quite gripping. Olive becomes a much more sympathetic character as the book progresses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 11/5/2011

    " Thought-provoking.
    This is a novel in stories. We are shown Olive through the perspective of her own and other people's lives. So thought-provoking that I'm on my second time through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/3/2011

    "
    Stayed with me, Olive Kitteredge is a wonderful character. Some truths about life. Worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/3/2011

    " While the book is well written, I felt the stories were a little disjointed. I couldn't really connect with the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marikka | 11/2/2011

    " Was good - somewhat somber with strong psychological themes. Olive Kitteridge is definitely an interesting character! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 11/1/2011

    " Loved this book. The author delves into the hidden thoughts and emotions of life that are present and often not talked about. Insightful, well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 11/1/2011

    " This is great story telling. Felt very true to a small New England town and it's characters. I appreciated it more the second read after hearing from my book club and their intelligent insights.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 10/30/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into the story as I kept wondering what I was missing. If it wouldn't have been a Pulitzer winner, I am not sure I would hae finished it. Still thinking that I may read it again to see what I missed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesliek | 10/29/2011

    " Not good, not bad, just whatever. Time filler "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/29/2011

    " Loved. LOVED. Am sad it's over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 10/26/2011

    " Really well-written stories. Really depressing though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M.cornelis | 10/25/2011

    " If this is what's getting the Pulitzer nowadays, I'm sticking to the Nobels. "

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