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Pamela

N. Mankato, MN, United States

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  • Things Fall Apart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (240)

    Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger.

    Darwin8u says: "Achebe's Magnum Opus"
    "Dry. The narrator was kind of robotic."
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Chinua Achebe and/or Peter Francis James?

    I listened to this story because my 16 year old was reading it in his world literature class. This story was about missionaries coming to Africa in the middle of the 20th century. There were many characters with indigenous African names. Lots of references to culture-specific customs, practices, ,and artifacts. I kept wanting to google the names of various "things" to find out what they were. Perhaps the print edition of this book comes with a glossary to define all the unique names.


    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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