A Man in Love : My Struggle

  • by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • Series: My Struggle
  • 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the second installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard's monumental six-volume masterpiece, the character Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, where, having left his wife, he leads a solitary existence. He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir. He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers' workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply.
My Struggle, book two, is at heart a love story - the story of Karl Ove falling in love with his second wife. But the novel also tells other stories: of becoming a father, of the turbulence of family life, of outrageously unsuccessful attempts at a family vacation, of the emotional strain of birthday parties for children, and of the daily frustrations, rhythms, and distractions of city life keeping him from (and filling) his novel. It is a brilliant work that emphatically delivers on the unlikely promise that hundreds of minutes later, listeners will be left breathlessly demanding more.


What the Critics Say

"[Book two] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." (James Wood, The New Yorker)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

i just cant get enough

the narrators voice is like candy to my ears and the story flows along beautifully like a stream. karl ove writes the simple in such a beautiful way
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- Jeremy

could not stop listening to every word spoken.

the story is powerful and painfully honest, the narration is superb, the entire experience is unforgettable journey
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- Gershon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books