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A Man Called Ove: A Novel

A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Written by Fredrik Backman

Narrated by J. K. Simmons


A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Written by Fredrik Backman

Narrated by J. K. Simmons

ratings:
5/5 (1,885 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Released:
Nov 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781797108261
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

Fredrik Backman's blockbuster bestselling debut novel is now available in a brand-new recording narrated by Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons!

In this "charming debut" (People) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. "If there was an award for 'Most Charming Book of the Year,' this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down" (Booklist, starred review).

Released:
Nov 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781797108261
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and on Instagram @Backmansk.



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  • (5/5)
    Man I loved this book. There’s so much that can be said but I’ll just say this. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and your heart will be full.
  • (5/5)
    I cried a lot listening to this audiobook. I Love it.
  • (5/5)
    Meaningful story of love, friendship and the loss of those relationships. The grumpy neighbor is a good hearted person that just need to believe in something again.
  • (5/5)
    Such a fun and heartwarming story. It has me laughing and crying from one sentence to the next. Highly recommend!
  • (5/5)
    Kind of a slow and depressing first half. I kept saying I wasn’t going to finish it. Stopped for about a month and then picked it back up after running out of things to read. Ended up being a good book and I am now starting on others by the same author.
  • (5/5)
    Such a sweet touching story about one grumpy man with a heart of gold