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Normal People: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sally Rooney

Narrated By: Aoife Mcmahon

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2019

Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes

Summary:

NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).
 
ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE—Entertainment Weekly

TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—People, Slate, The New York Public Library, Harvard Crimson

AND BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Vox, The Paris Review, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country

Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins.

A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t.
 
Praise for Normal People
 
“[A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting.”—The Washington Post

“Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney’s elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor to Conversations with Friends. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.”—The Wall Street Journal

“[Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . [She writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”—The New Yorker

Genres:

  • Linda M.

    An intimate story about an Irish couple whose relationship is basically a close friendship, dips into being a couple, and never really attains a steady state. Well written and worth listening to or reading. The narration is excellent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Jodie F.

    Very enjoyable read, I was completely sucked into the story and finished within a week! Excellent narration, 5 stars!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jennifer C.

    Listening to this book was better than reading it and there is so much to unpack for such a small novel. Class, education, timing, mental health, abuse, sexism... it’s al there in this tender conversation on love

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Claude M.

    I loved this book. I listened to the audiobook twice in 2 days. I am a Sally Rooney fan.

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