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The Story of the Lost Child Audiobook

The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

The Neopolitan quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Naples to their 30s, when both women are mothers but each has chosen a different path.

Their lives are still inextricably linked, for better or worse, especially when it comes to the drama of a lost child.

©2015 Edizioni E/O (P)2015 Blackstone Audio

What the Critics Say

"Ferrante’s project is bold: her books chronicle the inner conflicts of intelligent women.... Her writing has a powerful intimacy...a bona fide literary sensation - the famous writer nobody knows." (The Guardian)

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    Jennifer Brisbane, Australia 18/11/2016
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    End of the saga. This story was more meandering and perhaps it's due to correlations between what it speaks off and myself ... feels resolved without any clear statement of resolution.

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    Loved this thoughtful expose on life. Excellent narration brought it to life. A wonderful read.

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    "Devastated it's over!"

    Just completed the last of these novels - so sad I've finished. A truly wonderful journey. I personally thought the narrator did an amazing job. These will be a hard act to follow. Intelligent, insightful, historically interesting period - I loved learning more about Italy and Naples especially.

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    jackie 26/09/2016
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    Beautifully written and read with wonderful expression. A delight to listen to from beginning to end.

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    "It's over"

    Having gotten sucked in with the first few novels, I had to carry on. Found myself less interested by novel 4 and the focus on the women's relationship dynamics wearing. Had to see it through to the end, however!

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    Alison R. Cave Sydney Australia 12/09/2016
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    "An unforgettable read"
    What did you like most about The Story of the Lost Child?

    So many things. The language, the characters. They get under your skin and you feel like they are someone you have known for a long time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Story of the Lost Child?

    The plot line at the heart of The Lost Child. I can't reveal anymore!


    Which character – as performed by Hillary Huber – was your favourite?

    Elena although I came to see that she was flawed, just like all of the characters, and yet you can forgive her.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The story of a friendship and of two lives, for better or worse.


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