The Days of Abandonment

  • by Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by Hillary Huber
  • 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An IndiBound best seller, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband, with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.

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Dark, troubling and thought provoking

I listened to this following blistering reviews on Mariella Fostrup's book review. The women reviewing it said it was fantastic and closely resembled some of the thoughts and feelings that one has following a break up and infidelity

I enjoyed it. It is darkly funny at points and the writing is such that it reflects the absence of time and interaction that is happening with the protagonist.

The troubling parts are how the children are left to fend for themselves and I think it mirrors what happens in real life very accurately although I have no experience of such.

Definitely worth a credit. Possibly not the type of book for many fantasy readers so only if you fancy something a little more thought provoking

Narration not memorable which, given the story may or may not be a good thing
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- Robin300378

Brutal but beautiful.

I found this such a tough read but only because it so reflected the depth and sometimes horror of a life falling apart and coming back together. It was refreshingly female a and beautifully crafted.
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- Lauenna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.