Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

  • by Alexandra Fuller
  • Narrated by Lisette Lecat
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches. Narrator Lisette Lecat reads this remarkable memoir of a family clinging to a harsh landscape and the dying tenets of colonialism.


What the Critics Say

Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winner, Adult Non-Fiction, 2003
"A classic is born in this tender, intensely moving and even delightful journey through a white African girl's childhood." (Publishers Weekly)
"This was no ordinary childhood, and it makes a riveting story thanks to an extraordinary telling." (School Library Journal)
"In this powerful debut, Fuller fully succeeds in memorializing the beauty of each desert puddle and each African summer night sky while also recognizing that beauty can lie hidden in the faces of those who have crossed her path. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"An honest, moving portrait of one family struggling to survive tumultuous times." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Decent book, but cut short

really good story including some of Zambia and Zimbabwe's history. it seems it cut off the last minute of narration however.
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- F112

Beautifully written

The story is so well written that you can see, smell and touch the scenery. However the storey itself wasn't captivating and ended quite sharply in my opinion. Worth listening to none the less
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- janine Kennedy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-12-2003
  • Publisher: Recorded Books