By

Read By

Joan Walker

Length

9 hrs and 12 mins

Audiobook Review

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

Overall
Performance

Heartwarming, but slow at times.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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I love Ove - LOVE - and the other characters and I found the story heartwarming. However I was bored at times and didn't fully concentrate at all points. I liked it very much, I just didn't love it.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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ABOUT

A Man Called Ove

THE BLURB

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.