Summary

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.
©1960 Chinua Achebe (P)2010 Recorded Books LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maria Dare-ojo on 15-02-18

Lovely story. Terrible, Terrible Reading.

I loved the depth of the story, the gentle, seamless linking between this and part 1, the accurate historical links and traditions.
I come from an Igbo mother, and I see the traditions and folklore that exist in my own family, from a different but identical tribe. The classic behaviour of the men and women, the ideologies, the style, even down to the methods of travel. But my God! The pronunciation of more than half of the foreign words, are absolutely TERRIBLE. Damn near insulting. The least you could do for an audiobook, is ask the author, or a native speaker HOW to pronounce the limited, repeated words in the story. My face screwed up at every badly mispronounced word, and there were many. Many were innexcuseable! "Chi-nayke"? "Olo-roon"? urgh. It does the brilliant work of the author, poorly. Do better.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 13-05-17

Narrator

Good book. But the narrator has a British accent and is unable to pronounce the Nigerian names etc.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Michael Johnson on 12-06-15

Don't waste your time.

This book is so depressing I hated it. But it did offer some good insights or learning by making mistakes.

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