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    • No Longer at Ease

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who returns to Nigeria for a job in the civil service following an education in the UK. Managing to resist the bribes that are offered to him, he falls in love with an unsuitable girl and sinks into emotional and financial turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time.

    • By Michael Johnson on 06-12-15

    Regular price: $10.65

    • There Was a Country

    • A Personal History of Biafra
    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The defining experience of Chinua Achebe's life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967-1970. The conflict was infamous for its savage impact on the Biafran people, Chinua Achebe's people, many of whom were starved to death after the Nigerian government blockaded their borders. Immediately after, Achebe took refuge in an academic post in the United States, and for more than 40 years he has maintained a considered silence on the events of those terrible years. Now, decades in the making, comes a towering reckoning with one of modern Africa's most fateful events.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Audible Edition Is a Disaster

    • By Olu on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Anthills of the Savannah

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Chris, Ikem and Beatrice are like-minded friends working under a military regime. In an atmosphere of oppression and intimidation they are simply trying to live and love - and remain friends. But with each new betrayal, hope is hard to cling on to. Anthills of the Savannah (1987), is a powerful fusion of angry voices, where Achebe continues to trace the history of modern Africa through colonialism and beyond.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow Starter

    • By T. Conway on 06-27-15

    Regular price: $18.58

    • Things Fall Apart

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
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      4 out of 5 stars 84
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      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and one of the most powerful men of his clan. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong narrator for this book

    • By African Queen on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Arrow of God

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Ezeulu is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But he is beginning to find his authority increasingly under threat. Yet he still feels he must be untouchable - surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God? Armed with this belief, he is prepared to lead his people, even if it means destruction and annihilation. Yet the people will not be so easily dominated.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Education of a British Protected Child

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The pieces here span reflections on personal and collective identity, on literature, language and politics, and on Achebe's lifelong attempt to reclaim the definition of 'Africa' for its own authorship. For the first thirty years of his life, before Nigeria's independence in 1960, Achebe was officially defined as a 'British Protected Person'. This book is a vivid, ironic and delicately nuanced portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria.

    Regular price: $13.15

    • Trives ej længere her [No Longer at Ease]

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Torben Sekov
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Efter fire års studier ved et engelsk universitet vender Obi Okonkwo hjem til sit fødeland Nigeria, hvor han får en fornem stilling i administrationen. Obi er en idealistisk ung mand med store forhåbninger til Nigerias fremtid, men han opdager hurtigt, at den udbredte korruption i landet har dybe rødder, der er svære at hugge over.

    Regular price: $25.00

    • Alt falder fra hinanden

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Torben Sekov
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Okonkwo er kendt viden om som en stor bryder og kriger, og han er en af landsbyen Umuofias mest lovende mænd. I modsætning til sin far, som han foragter, er Okonkwo hårdtarbejdende, tapper og stolt, og hans største ambition er at blive en af stammens stormænd. Han har fra et fattigt udgangspunkt langsomt arbejdet sig hen imod dette mål, da sort uheld tvinger ham og hans familie ud i syv års landflygtighed.

    Regular price: $24.50