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A Man Called Ove

Lu par : Joan Walker
Durée : 9 h et 12 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 notations)
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Description

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

But behind the surly pedant there is a story, and a sadness. And when on a November morning his new (foreign) neighbours in the terraced house opposite accidentally flatten Ove's letterbox, it sets off a comical and heart-warming tale of unexpected friendship which will change one man - and one community - from their very foundations. Quirky and bittersweet, heartbreaking yet outrageously funny, A Man Called Ove is a life-affirming fable for our times.

©2014 Fredrik Backman (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Great story

I loved this story about a grumpy , misunderstood old man. the performance was very good , butvtge story was brilliant and heart breaking in places.

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  • Don L.
  • 19/09/2014

5 Stars is not enough

This is one of those rare books you wish would never come to an end. I loved it and will recommend it unhesitatingly. Joan Walker did a fabulous job. I look forward to more from Fredrik Backman.

Don L.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Judith R King
  • 14/08/2014

Perfect book

Would you listen to A Man Called Ove again? Why?

Yes. It was one of those books that I never wanted to finish. And when finished, I missed Ove and knew it would be hard to find a book I enjoyed as much.

What did you like best about this story?

Ove is a composite of people we all have known. He is an ethical curmudgeon but we are ever hopeful for some sign of compassion from him.

Have you listened to any of Joan Walker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I will now look for other books she narrates. She has become one of my favorite narrators.

If you could take any character from A Man Called Ove out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Pavana would be an interesting character to have dinner with.

Any additional comments?

I listened to this book as I walked in the morning. There were times I laughed aloud and a couple times when I was teary-eyed. When I got home, after my walks, my husband would ask, "So, what's new with Ove today?"

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jo Fergus
  • 28/03/2019

Heart felt story

I listened to the audio version of this story and it was so well done. Great job by the narrator.

Ove is that grumpy old neighbour that no one really likes in the street. He says what he thinks, obeys every rule in the residents book and tries to make sure everyone else upholds it.

He is nosy and can be over bearing. He is very routined and has little tolerance for the neighbourhood household pets or children.

He cannot comprehend how any young man cannot do simple things like use a screw driver or change the tyre on a car. Incompetence infuriates him.

He is also very lonely :( He is a widow and misses his wife so much. He is basically waiting for the day when he will join her again and the day cannot come soon enough.

Then a family moves into the street everything changes for him. The life skills he has are now needed by those around him. Even though he still grumbles about it. He finds himself doing things he never expected to and even though he won't admit it, almost enjoying himself again.

This was a wonderful heart warming story that I'm sure a lot of people can relate to. Ove will probably remind you of someone you know and it's also a reminder to make friends with your neighbours, you never know how lonely they may be :-)

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 16/03/2019

Fantastic

I really fell in love with this story and the characters. It's one of my favorites now, and I'm jealous of everyone that can start this story from beginning not knowing what adventures lies ahead.

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  • ravi
  • 05/03/2019

loved ove, loved the story, loved the narration

loved ove, loved the story, loved the narration... my first fiction novel... loved it... must read

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 15/01/2019

Amazing

I loved the book. The story is so mesmerizing that I couldn’t force myself to stop reading.

I fell in love with each and every character from the book ❤️

Absolutely amazing read!

  • Global
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  • Vassilevskai
  • 27/11/2018

Brilliant read, took me by suprise!

I wanted to read this book for quite some time and when I finally got a chance I am estatic. Brilliant story and brilliant performance. Small thing makes this book great and you can instantly fell in love in all characters. This book really stands out among most novel I came to recently.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Carissa
  • 26/11/2018

Couldn’t stop listening

One of the best books and performance, I’m now trying to get access to the movie. I loved it, nearly listened to it from whoa to go in one sitting. Told my mum to get it out of the library because I know she would love it too.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • ZA_Lizzy
  • 09/11/2018

Funny and heartwarming!

Had a long drive from Missouri to Ohio and Ove kept me entertained for the whole 9 hours! What a beautiful story. Loved his dry sense of humor.

Had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat a couple of times.

Thank you for an amazing story Frederick. Two thumbs up!!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 07/11/2018

Una sorpesa

Un libro che semplicemente ti entra nel cuore. Ove è un personaggio complesso, scontroso all'inizio, ma ha un cuore d'oro anche se non lo vuole ammettere. Questa è la sua più grande forza. Un libro che fa ridere, che fa piangere e che ti lascia qualcosa nel cuore. Dovrebbero esserci più persone come Ove.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • BikerJoe
  • 04/08/2016

Grumpy old man with a big heart

Reading Fredrik Backman's "A man called Ove" makes you feel good. It is a moving story, it will make you laugh and maybe shed a tear now and then. Sometimes you might fear that it is getting close to become a little bit corny, but Fredrik Backman skillfully stays clear of that. Joan Walker is the perfect voice for this narrative and it is a pure pleasure to listen to her.

The heart and soul of the story is the grumpy old man, called Ove. When he lost his wife, his world fell apart and he became a broken man. He spends his days, inspecting the neighbourhood for misdemeanors or he is visiting the grave of his wife to talk to her. He became bitter and lonesome and since there is nothing left to do for him, he decides to end his life. Easier that than done, each and everytime he is prepared to do it, somebody needs his help. It might be a small freezing kitten, a helplesss neighbor, who cannot backup his trailer, a neighbor with a handicapped husband and so on. Ove's prickly appearance might fool you, he has a big heart and he will solve the problem.

All the characters in this story are drawn with so much love and detail, you will be tempted to look for them in your neighborhood. In a way they are stereotypes, but regardless of that, they form an enchanting kaleidoscope of todays urban society.

It is beautiful story, nicely told and the prose is more than adequate. It is simply a good book.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Claudia
  • 29/12/2014

schönstes Buch seit langem

dieses Hörbuch ist das schönste, das ich seit langem - wenn nicht sogar überhaupt - gehört habe. Im Vergleich zur deutschen Version fand ich die englische Sprecherin mitreißender. Für mich ist die Geschichte des schrulligen Ove eine tolle Kombination aus berührend, lustig und herzergreifend. Teilweise erinnert sie mich an den Film Gran Torino und ich würde mich freuen, auch Ove irgendwann im Kino zu sehen ; -)

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • The Wine Glass Boutique
  • 02/02/2019

Asolutely fantastic!!!

Joan did an exceptional job as narrator.
Unique, beautiful sorry in an outstanding English translation.
A must read/listen to ;)

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Katharina Wunder
  • 01/12/2017

wundervoll!!

Das Buch ist einfach wundervoll! Herzerwärmend, lustig und einfach schön. Die Sprecherin ist erste klasse!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 02/09/2017

einzigartig

tolle Sprecherin und wirklich berührende Geschichte. Humorvoll erzählt. Kann es wirklich nur empfehlen. Viel Spaß!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Lama
  • 07/07/2017

Humor und Traurigkeit

Die Story ist sehr bewegend
Die Charaktere so verschieden und einmalig
Die Sprecherin imitiert alle hervorragend

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jessmon
  • 15/06/2017

Lovely!

I really love the narrators voice! Beautiful story of Ove and his neighbours. Not the last time that I heard it!

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  • Katharina L.
  • 05/06/2017

Amazing

I've never "read" a book so touching. I couldn't stop myself from smiling and crying even if I wanted to. What a lovely story!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dina S.
  • 18/05/2017

Just lovely!

This story made me laugh and cry numerous times - and I just loved the characters! Furthermore the reader has a pleasant voice and perfectly 'acts out' the different scenes. What a great listening experience!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 16/05/2017

Awesome

Loved it! Laughed and cried the whole way through! The characters are superbly written & very relatable!