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Binti: Home

Binti, Book 2
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (450 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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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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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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Pleasantly suprising.

Very intriguing story line. It was not what i expected at all, and it ended up being much better than the first book.

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Loving This New Perspective

This writer has such an interesting voice and a terrific page turning style. The narrator is engaging and one of the better narrators I’ve ever listened to. I am so happy that I decided to give this series a chance. The second book is just as good, if not even better than, the first!

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Better than the first book.

The first Binti was pretty good, but Binti: Home was by far better. Binti's character was already good but continues to develop in interesting ways. I love that she continues to straddle different cultures and worlds and as a result, she isn't always entirely sure of herself or what decision she should make. The different cultures that are represented and introduced continue to intrigue me and keep me interested. The sci-fi parts of the story still confuse me a little bit, but not enough to slow me down any. The world-building is FAR, FAR better in this installment than in the first-super excited about that. As the story neared the end, I felt like we were building up to something big, and then OH MAN it ends! So I'm glad that I'm listening to all of these after they've all been published instead of having to wait the months/years in between publish date. That can be so frustrating when a story ends abruptly!

Again, Robin Miles is just perfect with her narration. She reads this series with a very pronounced accent, so I recommend checking the sample before purchasing. I'm listening to the series with an ebook copy on-hand, which helps when there are words that I needed to visualize. Sometimes I still feel like I need to rewind a few seconds to hear the pronunciation again, but it hasn't lessened my enjoyment one bit. Great audio.

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A beautiful story in a lush world

I wasn't planning on listening to Binti: Home in one sitting, but much like the titular character in her meditative mathematical treeing, I was caught in a trance. The soothing voice of the narrator and the story of a girl trying to find her place between worlds was engaging and pulled me in deeper the longer I listened.

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Good Read.

The performance and the story were great, only reason it got an overall for 4 was because I was completely lost at first. that's mostly my fault though. since I didn't read the first book. this was assigned as a reading for class. Probably would've received flying colors otherwise.

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afro space opera. very enjoyable. coming of age.

afro space opera. coming of age. Discovery. Harmony. finding home.

i highly recommend. thank me later.