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    • Lagos Noir

    • By: Chris Abani - editor
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free, Cary Hite
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Now, West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria's best-known authors. The 13 stories that comprise this volume stretch the boundaries of "noir" fiction, but each one of them fully captures the essence of noir, the unsettled darkness that continues to lurk in the city's streets, alleys, and waterways. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Graceland

    • By: Chris Abani
    • Narrated by: Chris Abani
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Elvis Oke of Chris Abani's novel is a child left to fend for himself in the urban jungle of Lagos, Nigeria. He has a talent for Elvis impersonations (hence the name) and wants to make it big so he can escape his violent and tumultuous life. In a place where angels fear to tread and only fools rush in, Elvis searches for redemption and a small piece of graceland.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • He can write... but he can't read

    • By Hadassah on 04-28-05

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Secret History of Las Vegas

    • By: Chris Abani
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he' s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil' s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By andrea m. on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Becoming Abigail

    • A Novella
    • By: Chris Abani
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tough, spirited, and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that will enlighten and uplift the listener.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Fiction

    • L.A. Writes the World (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Chris Abani, Steve Erickson, Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Ben Ehrenreich
    • Length: 49 mins
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19