We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2 Audiobook

The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2

Regular Price:$57.46
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s.

At 16 Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her new wealth and horror at the life she has chosen.

Elena’s own attempts at romance seem to be sabotaged by Lila’s turbulent affairs. As she tries to plot her way out of poverty via academic and literary success, her constant anxiety is that she is just a shadow of the brilliant Lila.

The sequel to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the enthralling chronicle of a friendship that is obsessive, loving, complicated, hurtful, enduring and constantly startling. It is an exhilarating experience.

©2012 Edizioni E/O (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Ferrante’s writing has no limits, is willing to take every thought forward to its most radical conclusion and backward to its most radical birthing." (The New Yorker)

"Elena Ferrante will blow you away." (Alice Sebold)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (62 )
5 star
 (41)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.7 (59 )
5 star
 (43)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (58 )
5 star
 (40)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Lena Rasmussen 16/10/2015
    Lena Rasmussen 16/10/2015 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Brilliant !"

    loved the story, loved the way it was written and narrated. will certainly buy a sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jacquie88 Australia 25/09/2016
    Jacquie88 Australia 25/09/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Uncertainty and fragility of self and friendship"

    A very rich portrayal of a girl's striving to escape the poverty of her home village and the divergence between her life and that of her friend. Look forward to being inmersed in book 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Brisbane, Australia 04/09/2016
    Jennifer Brisbane, Australia 04/09/2016 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Captivating prose "

    Beautiful imagery amongst raw observations complimented by the clear enunciation in this performance. An insight into the struggle to succeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    R. Costa 27/08/2016
    R. Costa 27/08/2016

    bookster

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A must read"

    The story and characters are gripping. I am going to download book three now. I have had many hours of varying emotions as I listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.