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Americanah

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Narrated By: Adjoa Andoh

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: August 2013

Duration: 17 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu-- beautiful, self-assured-- departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze-- the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor-- had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion-- for their homeland and for each other-- they will face the toughest decisions of their lives. Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today' s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

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  • Emily W

    One of the best books I've listened to all year. I loved hearing the main characters blog articles throughout the book and learning about the perspective of a non-American black person and what it means to be in America or the U.K. . I loved the love story and the family story. The narration was amazing! I loved listening to the emotion and the accents. Loved Aye-Merrriii-canaahhhh!

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  • Cari A

    This is a wonderful story that is well told. Both provocative and entertaining. The timeline jumps around a bit which made it a little hard for me to follow but it all comes together towards the end.

  • Brenee Wright

    Loved it! And as American Black woman, I really enjoyed the narration. Which Adichie book will I get next?!

  • Jeanelle Jones

    I loved this book!!! I am a black American and I feel like I have just had the longest conversation with a Nigerian woman... A long conversation that I would otherwise not have had. I am glad that I listened to the book because I would have never imagined the dialect and the unwritten expressions... I love me some Adiche

  • Alisia Muir

    Slow at the beginning. I was sad when it ended. A love story with a real life ending. The narrator was outstanding.

  • robert murphy

    So good! I haven't listened to many audiobooks, but since I've been driving a lot, this was the perfect thing. In fact, whenever my drive was over, I'd often linger in a parking lot, mesmerized by Adichie's story and Adjoa's delivery, which includes different voices for the many characters.

  • Johnette Richardson

    Yes it's a story that we have all read before, just not quite like this! Beautiful. The narrator also did an amazing job! It's a book you'll want to read again and again.

  • Ken Amuri

    Very interesting book and well presented. story has good pace and main characters are well developed. GREAT JOB!!! by the Narrator, the book has multiple characters from different parts of the world and narrator does an absolutely GREAT job with their accents it really adds something special to the audio book that couldn't be done in the paper book.

  • Grace Andrews

    I couldn't put this down (or better yet, stop listening)...this was such a beautiful novel. Authentic, gripping, raw...I didn't want to ever lose the characters, they felt like dear friends.

  • Patricia Bentley

    Such a beautiful, engaging story...very engrossing and highly recommended.

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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