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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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    (193)
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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.

    Alla says: "Horrifyingly human - mandatory reading"
    "Gripping tale of civil war and global indifference"
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    Adichie's novel is an achievement: hauntingly beautiful, searing, raw and powerful. The parallel story structure is an effective strategy and makes you feel as though you are listening to more than just one book. The narrator does a good job with a range of accents and allows you to concentrate on the drama (insufficient word, "drama") as it unfolds.

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  • Lullaby

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (270)

    New York Times best-selling author of Fight Club, which was adapted into a major motion picture, Chuck Palahniuk offers a haunting tale. Winner of the Northwest Booksellers Association Award, Palahniuk is one of the rare literary geniuses who has been able to bridge the gap between a cult following and commercial success.

    Sean says: "Palahniuk's New Hit"
    "Caustic Balm for an Anxious Age"
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    The novel does well to engage the stress caused by excessive verbal and social noise. It also reveals the corrupting power available to the protagonists when they learn that the have the key to the power of life and death. Despite the weighty topic, there were laugh out loud moments of hilarity. The story is one of severity, levity, and ultimately this thing called life.

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