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  • Britt-Marie Was Here

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (292 ratings)

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Britt-Marie Was Here

By: Fredrik Backman
Narrated by: Joan Walker
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For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgmental or fussy or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example - forks, knives, then spoons. We're not animals, are we?

But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realises. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared.

But she will learn that life may have more to offer her than she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.

The number-one European best seller by the author of A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie Was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community and second chances.

©2016 Fredrik Backman (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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simply amazing

fredrik Backman is quicly becomung my favorite author, i can not stop enjoy his stories!
same gos for joan Walkers reading paformens, she realy bings there voices to life.

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Heartwarming in a surprising way

Frederick Backman creates empathy for irascible old codgers and ‘nag-bags’. Crotchety Britt-Marie encounters sad and damaged people in a dying town, and Backman shines a light of humour and takes us on a journey of transformation.

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Okay but not great

This would have enjoyed it more if not for his other books being so amazing. A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises were 5 stars all the way so it is hard to write this review honestly. I probably would have rated it higher if I had read it first. Having said that I still enjoyed it.

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Another amazing fb story

I love his characters. The story they all carry. Fredrik never disappoints.
I like how the movie is a bit different. Well worth the watch.

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Not my favourite book by F Bookman

A great story about a woman finally realising that putting everyone else first is not living your life! But I did not like the performance of BritMarie.

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Delightful.

Just delightful. Wonderfully written and narrated. Fredrik Backman is one of my favourite authors now.

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Gorgeous story

I love Frederick Backmans characters. So endearing and quirky. A man called Ove is one of my favourite books and this one is a close second

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Delightful

If you loved A Man Called Ove you will love this delightful story about Britt Marie

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Cleverly written

Loved it! Very clever writing - makes you feel all the feels. Excellent narration and storytelling.

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Ok

It was ok - I listened to the end but wouldn’t go so far as to recommend it to anyone. Some great quirky characters but very slow to get into it and I found the last part of the book more depressing than anything else.

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