• Binti: The Night Masquerade

  • Binti Series, Book 3
  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (786 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse. 

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment have already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene - though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives - and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people once and for all.

©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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Best Series Hands Down

I listened to all 3 of the stories in the Binti series and I was enthralled from beginning of Book 1 to the end of Book 3. I didn't want any of it to end. The story, the narration, the characters... everything was perfection. I felt like I was traveling through space and time with Binti. Well done. Well done.

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A Journey Inward

The Binti series tells the story of an amazing journey that starts with Binti moving farther away from her home than ever before. The outward journey of the first book is wonderfully foiled in this finale that has Binti reflecting inwardly on who and what she is, as well as her place in the cosmos. From outer space to molecular structure Nnedi Okorafor beautifully navigates the reader through Binti's search for purpose and meaning--a story greatly enhanced by Robin Miles's more than capable narration.

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Captivating and illustrative

Nothing much in the negative to say of this volume. Author manages to bring one through a conflict and its many underlying factors with suspense and reflection. Kept wanting to move ahead.

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Just okay

I enjoyed the first two and was hoping this was the conclusion. Not sure if I'll get another if it's not the conclusion.

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Breathtaking

I was brought to tears, you really feel like you've there. An exciting, wonderful read.

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My thoughts on Benti

I liked the journey but thought her lack of rage when she thought her family had perished was off.

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Great series with one complaint

I've listened to all 3 books of the trilogy and I recommend it because it's mostly good. I like most of the story and the ending surprised me.

My pet peeve is the point that Binti smokes a cigarette. She is 17 at that point, and living in the future. Will there really be cigarettes then? Will teenagers have access to them? Probably not. I'm nitpicking, I know, but if the author took out the part with smoking the books would lose nothing whatsoever.

This was a new author for me and I would be interested in more of her books; I'm always looking for literature from around the world. I loved the narration as well.

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amazing book

so vivid and enchanting. highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys sci fi and magic.

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loved it!

A great conclusion to a unique and mesmerizing story. I absolutely loved it. I wish there was more.

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It's a awesome series!

Binti's series of awesome characters leaves you wanting more. Hopefully we haven't heard the last of Binti.