The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2 Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2 by Elena Ferrante

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The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. These young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times while driving them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.



  • I've stuck with the books in this series, but I have to admit that I'm not really digging them. First of all, the narration is pretty awful - maybe it's because I'm more accustomed to English narrators, but this lady sounds like a robot and it's really hard to listen to! The story is somewhat realistic but also quite gloomy, and I found myself losing interest at various points because there isn't a truly captivating plot to keep you hooked.
  • I can't wrap my head around how a supposed pro narrator could be this awful. It's weird, because when she's doing character voices, she's actually pretty engaging, but when it comes to the main character's inner thoughts, she's as flat as a pancake. It's so bad that it's almost comical at times. I strongly recommend giving a sample a listen before you commit to buying this one!