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    • Oroonoko

    • By: Aphra Behn
    • Narrated by: Clare Wille
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A vivid love story and adventure tale, Oroonoko is a heroic slave narrative about a royal prince and his fight for freedom. The eponymous hero, Oroonoko, deemed royalty in one world and slave in another, is torn from his noble status and betrayed into slavery in Surinam, where he is reduced to chains, fetters, and shackles. But his high spirit and admirable character will not be suppressed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Narration, Story Less So

    • By Carsley on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Oroonoko

    • By: Aphra Behn
    • Narrated by: Isaiah Lawson Jr
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    A captivating and compelling story, Oroonoko is the tale of its title-bearing character who was born into both slavery and a royal lineage. Oroonoko is being held captive in Suriname, South America in the 1660s, despite the fact that he is the prince of Coramantien. Oroonoko swiftly becomes the leader and new general after a bloody battle and finds himself in a tangled love triangle. He is then enslaved, tortured, and neglected, but he never stops searching for his first true love. A true glimpse into the strength and grit of the human spirit, Oroonoko is a must-read. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave

    • By: Aphra Behn
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A short novel by a woman first published as early as in 1688! On that merit alone it is interesting. But there is more. This is a fictional work purporting to be the story of an African prince who eventually ends up in Surinam as a slave. It is also the very touching love story of the prince and his one and only love - despite the common practice of polygamy. Tragedy and revenge, or tragic revenge, if you will, is also another strong element of the story.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Oroonoko

    • By: Aphra Behn
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Oroonoko, the grandson of an African king, is madly in love with Imoinda, the daughter of the king's general. When the king - who is also in love with Imoinda - catches wind of their affair, he sells Imoinda as a slave. This betrayal sets off a chain of events that carries unforeseen consequences for everybody involved. Aphra Behn's Oroonoko has been hailed as one of the first great English novels and remains a classic of historical fiction.

    Regular price: $13.99