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  • The Darling

  • By: Russell Banks
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

The Darling is Hannah Musgrave's story, told emotionally and convincingly years later by Hannah herself. A political radical and member of the Weather Underground, Hannah has fled America to West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends and colleagues of Charles Taylor, the notorious warlord and now ex-president of Liberia. When Taylor leaves for the United States in an effort to escape embezzlement charges, he's immediately placed in prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and compelling

  • By Ellen on 02-05-05

Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-08

Banks' hugely ambitious, yet emotionally introspective novel is brilliantly complemented by Hurt's compelling reading. One of the finest audiobooks I have heard!

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