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    • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

    • By: Dinaw Mengestu
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Ethiopian émigré Dinaw Mengestu is a skilled observer of people who offers a colorful debut work of fiction. Insightful and swiftly paced, this novel evokes past and present in the course of its compelling narrative. It's the `70s, and one D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos - a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized by themilitary. He hopes for new prospects in D.C.'s gentrification process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, wonderful reader

    • By Lisbeth on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $26.43

    • All Our Names

    • By: Dinaw Mengestu
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Korey Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    All Our Names is the story of a young man who comes of age during an African revolution, drawn from the hushed halls of his university into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, and the path of revolution leads to almost certain destruction, he leaves behind his country and friends for America. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into the routines of small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Tale of Two Continents

    • By David on 07-31-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • How to Read the Air

    • By: Dinaw Mengestu
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In How to Read the Air, Mengestu crafts a moving tale about one man’s search for identity. After his estranged Ethiopian immigrant father dies, Jonas hopes to answer questions about his heritage and culture. So he leaves his wife and home in New York and sets out across the trail his own parents took when they first arrived in America.

    Regular price: $22.04