A Man Called Ove

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his world turned on its head when a young family moves in next door.

By Fredrik Backman Read by George Newbern Fiction English, Unabridged 9h 9m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 MP3 CDs Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 UTC 2014 29.99 19.99 9781629239842 Add to Cart
8 Audio CDs Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 UTC 2014 59.99 47.99 9781629239804 Add to Cart
Description
							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 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.
Reviews

One of the 2014 Top 10 First Novels. Starred review. "...superbly narrated by actor Newbern... When characters hiss, yell, whisper, shout, or shriek, Newbern mimics the emotions smoothly; he speaks in a lighter register for the young daughters... this audio meets, if not exceeds, the print version." - Booklist (audio review)

"As Newbern reveals the events that made Ove into such a curmudgeon, with too big a heart, his straightforward, tender performance will have listeners laughing through their tears." - AudioFile Magazine

"George Newbern narrates beautifully. Witty and full of heart, this is a tale with broad appeal." - Library Journal (audio review)

Starred Review. "Readers seeking feel-good tales with a message will rave about the rantings of this solitary old man with a singular outlook. 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