• Binti: Home

  • Binti, Book 2
  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (998 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.

And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.

But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.

After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?

©2017 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2018 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her worlds open your mind to new things, always rooted in the red clay of reality. Prepare to fall in love with Binti." (Neil Gaiman, New York Times best-selling author)

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Abrupt Conclusion

i enjoy this series for what it's worth but this addition ends in an abrupt manner that left me startled. It was only beginning at the end, there was internal conflict (partially resolved), new characters introduced (no where near being fleshed out), new areas and concepts introduced (threads left loose and tangled together), and external conflict just beginning! I was ready to hunker down and be immersed deeper into the world and I was flatly denied.
Honestly, this book is near twice as long as the first but feels emptier.
I hope the third installment fixes the above issues.

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Ends in the Middle

I really like Nnedi Okorafor. She brings a new point of view to the Science Fiction genre, which is really what the genre is all about. The character of Binti is an archetypical outsider, who finds her strength in the fact that she is part of more than one group, but doesn't truly belong to any.

My one problem with this book, is that it the end comes too soon. There is not even a partial resolution at the point where it stops. I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment, but really would have preferred if Okorafor had added another 10,000 words to come to some semblance of an ending to this installment.

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not as good as the first

I really wanted to like this bit it became boring. it was hard to get through it.

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Phenomenal book

A remarkable book. It out does the first entry by leaps and bounds. This is some of the most unique and wonderful scifi available. The unique cultures and worlds come together are nothing short of amazing. I've already started the sequel.

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Great sequel

Really well done as the first was, excellent writing and perfect narration, but definitely a sequel transitioning between stories. Would be 5 stars if only it didn't feel like the middle of a really good book as opposed to standing on its own.

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Book 2 even better than book 1

When I listened to book 1 I didn't know it was part of a trilogy. These books are full of surprises and Binti is a remarkable young woman. She has shown growth through adversity and even makes some mistakes.

I'm glad this book is longer than the first and I'll be listening to book 3 sometime. I do like science fiction, but not a steady diet of it. This is particularly intriguing because it's by an African author. Finding more African literature in general is on my to-do list. This author is someone I'll add to my list of authors to read more of.

I'm well into the Winter of Listening to my Friends' and Family's Suggestions. April is more than half over, but it's still winter like outside. Binti was suggested by a friend who reads much more prolifically than I do.

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An Emotionally Intense Story!

In this second story, we follow Binti home as she attempts to understand the changes that are happening to her.

I found the emotional drama between Binti and her family gripping. Nnedi Okorafor is able able to subtly increase the intensity of her story without you realizing that things have escalated. In the span of this short story I found myself proud, then pitying, shocked, and slightly angry.

When you think of it, this is truly how we experience emotions in reality. It is never just one thing only. We have a mixture of emotions and reactions to people we care about. And that is what Okarafor has accomplished. She has made this alien fantasy world with struggles of prejudices and learned ignorance of other cultures. We look at this family that struggles with a member that wants something different and we realize that we have all probably been on both sides of this situation at some point.

I found this to be a well written story with great imagination.

The narrator, Robin Miles, does a good job with the African accent. She brings across the insecurities Binti has well and has a quite soothing tone to her narration.

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left you to assume to much

I felt like I was missing a prequel, or another story line this split from

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The first book was better

This was nice continuation of the story but a bit slow and not climatic enough.

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Loving this character!

Just finished this second book in the Binti series and can’t wait to continue into the next one. The reader’s performance is also excellent and brings Binti to life.