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The Old Drift
- A Novel
- By: Namwali Serpell
- Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Richard E. Grant, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
- Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families (black, white, brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond.
A saga of Africa and African immigrants
- By Books on our Brains Society/ Barbara on 08-02-19
I couldn’t get through this book soooo slow.
One of the few that I just couldn’t finish
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All the Pretty Horses
- The Border Trilogy, Book One
- By: Cormac McCarthy
- Narrated by: Frank Muller
- Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico.
A True Western With An Unsatisfying Ending
- By Autumn on 07-25-17
Fantastic book great storytelling. The narrator was excellent. Excellent writer really worth listening to thx
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