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The Wall – Marlen Haushofer

Translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, narrated by Kathe Mazur “I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead….” The biggest differences between The Wall and other … Continue reading

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The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux

Translated from the French by Lazer Lederhendler, narrated by Brianna Morgan The first thing that stands out about this novel is the format. In fact, it might take a few chapters before you are convinced it is indeed a novel … Continue reading

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Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

Translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra, read by Kate Rawson Sonja is the first in her family to have gone to university. She moved from her small rural hometown to the bustle of Copenhagen where she translates popular Swedish … Continue reading

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The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth, read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Philip Roth is one of the finest writers in the United States and Blackstone Audio’s pairing of this book with Malcolm Hillgartner’s narration is an excellent match. An older Nathan Zuckerman recalls a visit to his idol and mentor E. I. Lonoff, … Continue reading

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The Days of Abandonment, by Elena Ferrante (read by Hillary Huber)

Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein, narrated by Hillary Huber. Ferrante is touted as one of Italy’s finest writers and her talent is again apparent here. In The Days Of Abandonment, Ferrante presents the uncontained grief of 38 year … Continue reading

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, by Elena Ferrante

Translated by Ann Goldstein, narrated by Hillary Huber. Hillary Huber’s performance captivated me immediately. She is Elena Greco, the book’s main character and narrator. I’ve not come across her as a reader before but she conveys expertly the complex emotion and … Continue reading

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