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Sintesi dell'editore

Intense, brilliant and moving, The Door is a compelling story about the relationship between two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules and abjures religion, education, pretense and any kind of authority. Beneath this hardened exterior of Emerence lies a painful story that must be concealed. One of Hungary's best-known writers, Magda Szabo' here explores themes of love, loyalty, pride and privacy, and the barriers and secrets that govern them.

©1987 Magda Szabo´ Translation © 2005 Len Rix. (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Earnest
  • 05/09/2017

Challenging, but an engrossing, literary work.

A total immersion in a unique relationship between two women of a different age, class and experience.
Superbly nuanced absences are the real descriptors of what marks out this friendship or dependence. Negative behavior, competitiveness, jealousy and misunderstandings abound but essentially, both women help the other move through their lives.
Behind every successful woman is an excellent housekeeper.
And behind every human struggle, it is made beautifully clear, is dust.
The subtle shading in of the extraordinary disturbances that shook Hungary to the core are masterly.
A tour de force overall.

Siân Thomas is a "find." Great voice actor.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MNtea
  • 08/06/2017

Excellent

A book about love, selfishness--perhaps even cruelty, and friendship. Gripping. So powerful I had to stop at times to regain my bearings. Excellent narrator.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rebecca D. Webb
  • 12/12/2018

A hauntingly powerful book

The Door will really work on you. It is finely crafted, beautifully observed, and very well read aloud. It's an intimate read. You enter the head of the narrator and see her human vulnerabilies, vanities, and failings and wonder about her reliability as a narrator. The narrator, a writer, offers a fascinating portrait of her housekeeper and that of their complex, brutally honest, contentious, and devoted-- if imperfect-- friendship. The book will get you thinking about what we value and how we choose to live; about the life of the mind vs. the world of practical doing; about what we really know about those we love; and about the inchoate and reverberating effects of losing those we love. The Door gives you a lot to mull. It will stay with you for some time.

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ET
  • 29/07/2021

Not my favorite

This just never got going. I hung in there waiting for the big salami. It never happened I don’t get the story and I finished it to the end.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Delphine C. Lucas
  • 27/02/2021

A Masterpiece

There are some books that go above and beyond. This is a story of friendship, a story of life and death, a story of things that mean something. It is a deep story untarnished by sentimentality. A perfect story.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • appreciative reader
  • 04/12/2020

Tedious stalking

This was a long winded tale of a bored woman’s obsession with a not very interesting housekeeper. I found it very slow moving with zero payoff for my patience.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • healthy girl
  • 09/09/2020

quietly intriguing

I listened twice in a row to this very subtle story of everyday grace, love, and brutality. There are few books that I have experienced so intimately. Magda Szabo is brilliant.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bushlo
  • 06/04/2020

Loved this book

It has been a while since I have read such a wonderful book. Fabulous language fully develop characters and beautiful descriptions.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucy Wheeler
  • 30/04/2018

Sublime

Best narration of an audiobook I've ever heard. A heavy novel, but I adored every moment of it.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • cat
  • 03/09/2020

Excellent

Insightful and absorbing, a view into another persons world ...internal and external. Fabulous narration . Satisfying story.

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