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  • Half of a Yellow Sun: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Adichie’s brilliant historical novel follows the fortunes of five characters living through the tumultuous 1960s—a time when the Biafran-Nigerian War raged in southern Africa.

    Mary-Beth says: "Brilliant narration of a captivating story"
    "great book and performance a problem with sequence"
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    This book is recorded out of sequence. Earlier parts of the plot are in the second download. later parts are in the earlier download. This really messes up the experience of listening.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 20th-Century American Fiction

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Arnold Weinstein
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    Hemingway. Fitzgerald. Faulkner. These and other giants of literature are immediately recognizable to anyone who loves to read fiction and even to many who don't. Now, thanks to these 32 lectures, you can develop fresh insight into some of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. Professor Weinstein sheds light not only on the sheer magnificence of these writers' literary achievements but also explores their uniquely American character as well.

    Carolyn says: "No longer wasted on the young!"
    "No longer wasted on the young!"
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    Where does 20th-Century American Fiction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to many wonderful audiobooks, and this is the best I have heard.


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    Thank you for adding the great courses to Audible. I can't imagine that any of the others will hold a candle to this one however. This series of lectures is insightful, profound, challenging and ultimately uplifting. The last one is more profound than any sermon I've ever heard. I previously read some of these books (like Light in August available as audiobook) and never understood them as I do now. Its understandable for the non english major but not dumbed down. There was so much in it, so much food for thought, I listened to several lectures multiple times.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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