African Trilogy
Books in series6
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  • 1
    Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe

    Things Fall Apart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1050)
    Performance
    (875)
    Story
    (874)

    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.

    Achebe's Magnum Opus

    Achebe's Magnum Opus is one of those essential novels that one can see greatness while at the same moment understand that part of its strength lies no..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 28 2012 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe

    Things Fall Apart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and one of the most powerful men of his clan. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists.

    Took a While But...

    I had a very hard time getting into this book but once it caught, about 1/3 through, I was hooked. It is very simplistic writing which through me at f..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2011 by Chris Reich (Northern, CA)
  • 2
    No Longer at Ease | Chinua Achebe

    No Longer at Ease

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who returns to Nigeria for a job in the civil service following an education in the UK. Managing to resist the bribes that are offered to him, he falls in love with an unsuitable girl and sinks into emotional and financial turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape.

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    No Longer at Ease | Chinua Achebe

    No Longer at Ease

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who returns to Nigeria for a job in the civil service following an education in the UK. Managing to resist the bribes that are offered to him, he falls in love with an unsuitable girl and sinks into emotional and financial turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape.

    Don't waste your time.

    This book is so depressing I hated it. But it did offer some good insights or learning by making mistakes.

    Reviewed on June 12 2015 by Michael Johnson (Mesa, AZ)
  • 3
    Arrow of God | Chinua Achebe

    Arrow of God

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Ezeulu is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But he is beginning to find his authority increasingly under threat. Yet he still feels he must be untouchable - surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God? Armed with this belief, he is prepared to lead his people, even if it means destruction and annihilation. Yet the people will not be so easily dominated.

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    Arrow of God | Chinua Achebe

    Arrow of God

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Set in 1920s Nigeria, Arrow of God explores the clash between the old and the new when a village's chief priest loses his power, his son, and his sanity to Christianity and white authority.

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