My Struggle, Book 1 : My Struggle

  • by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • Series: My Struggle
  • 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My Struggle: Book One introduces American listeners to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable. Unafraid of the big issues - death, love, art, fear - and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.


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Customer Reviews

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Loved this book

hypnotically entrancing. The reader had a very convincing voice which seemed to convey well the personality of the author. Can understand why many people don't like this book, it's so detailed, so everyday, so interior .. But I loved it and will definitely be on to Part 2 (after a break!)
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- monsaraz

Brilliant and Totally Compelling

If you could sum up My Struggle, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

A Great novel.
I am surprised as yet this writer is little known in this country so far.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Struggle, Book 1?

The unabashed honesty of the writing.This is the first of six books and I cant wait to read the next one. I hope audible will continue to record all of them as they become available.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

He has a seamless style of writing that causes the narrative of his teenage age and his subsequent emergence into aduthood melt into a story of the death of his father.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There is a great deal of dry humour throughout the whole book and the rawness of of his personal exposures are sometimes heartbreaking.

Any additional comments?

He has received a great deal of praise by the critics, And I am hope that he will be read by a great deal of audible readers.

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- holly bird

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-12-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books