Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout audiobook

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction

By Elizabeth Strout
Read by Kimberly Farr

Random House Audio
12.04 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593150856

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • The beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah’s Book Club pick Olive, Again   “Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You’ll never forget her.”—USA Today   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post Book WorldUSA TodaySan Francisco ChronicleChicago TribuneSeattle Post-IntelligencerPeopleEntertainment WeeklyThe Christian Science MonitorThe Plain DealerThe AtlanticRocky Mountain NewsLibrary Journal   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 of Crosby, Maine, 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.   The inspiration for the Emmy Award–winning HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, and Bill Murray

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • The beloved first novel featuring Olive Kitteridge, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah’s Book Club pick Olive, Again   “Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You’ll never forget her.”—USA Today   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post Book WorldUSA TodaySan Francisco ChronicleChicago TribuneSeattle Post-IntelligencerPeopleEntertainment WeeklyThe Christian Science MonitorThe Plain DealerThe AtlanticRocky Mountain NewsLibrary Journal   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 of Crosby, Maine, 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.   The inspiration for the Emmy Award–winning HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, and Bill Murray

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Olive Kitteridge still lingers in memory like a treasured photograph. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Rarely does a story collection pack such a gutsy emotional punch. Entertainment Weekly
Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force. . . . [She] makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these churning waters and we come up gasping for air. The New Yorker
Funny, wicked and remorseful, Mrs. Kitteridge is a compelling life force, a red-blooded original. When she’s not onstage, we look forward to her return. The book is a page-turner because of her. San Francisco Chronicle
Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . . You’ll never forget her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff. USA Today
“Kimberly Farr has previously narrated two other Elizabeth Strout novels, earning Earphones Awards for both. Her clear grasp of Strout’s characterizations and the flow of her delivery are, therefore, not surprising but remain praiseworthy…[an] astute retelling. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout’s unforgettable novel in stories. O: The Oprah Magazine
“A heart-wrenching, penetrating portrait of ordinary coastal Mainers…easy to read and impossible to forget. Its literary craft and emotional power will surprise readers unfamiliar with Strout.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Anyone who gets in Olive’s way had better watch out, for she crashes unapologetically through life like an emotional storm trooper…Though loneliness and loss haunt these pages, Strout also supplies gentle humor and a nourishing dose of hope.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Strout

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English