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A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Fredrik Backman

Narrated By: J. K. Simmons

Date: November 2019

Duration: 9 hours 14 minutes

Summary:

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

MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.” —People

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.

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).

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  • Christopher S.

    I loved this story. Reminded me of my father in-law. And J.K. Simmons was fantastic. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • summernatandlaurenlol

    So heartwarming. Great narrator too.

  • Barbi N.

    I laughed and laughed through out the book. Then then end...bittersweet. I cried like I have never cried at the end of a book. This book was my father, it was Grumpy Old Men movie in one person. It was love, heartache, sorrow, mourning and love again. I never wanted it to end. But in the end everything must end. Beautiful.

  • V T.

    Amazing!!!!

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