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Darcy

Gaylord, MI, USA

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  • What Is the What

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dave Eggers
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (789)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (337)

    Valentino's travels, truly Biblical in scope, bring him in contact with government soldiers, janjaweed-like militias, liberation rebels, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation, and a string of unexpected romances. Ultimately, Valentino finds safety in Kenya and, just after the millennium, is finally resettled in the United States, from where this novel is narrated.

    Susan says: "A Story Aching to be Told"
    "Powerful!"
    Overall

    This important story of heroic Achuk Deng is told by Graham with Oscar winning talent and written by Eggers with Nobel Prize winning skill. The reading is great but Graham's acting ability brings the story home. Should be required reading for all North Americans.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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