Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay : The Neapolitan Novels

  • by Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by Hillary Huber
  • Series: The Neapolitan Novels
  • 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The incredible story continues in book 3 of the critically acclaimed Neapolitan novels!
In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom were first introduced in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the 1970s. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.


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An Amazing Quartet

I love these books. I came to them reluctantly, hating to follow the crowd, but I would, and frequently do, wholeheartedly recommend them to friends. The writing is wonderful without being self-conscious.

These are truly wonderful books. Weeks after reading them I am still in that Neapolitan neighbourhood, surrounded by squalor and violence to witness the palpable yearning of two little girls whose ambitions could not be contained within its boundaries.

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- Jenny


Brilliant book ruined by poor narration. What a shame. I will not be passing this audio book on.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-05-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.