Purple Hibiscus

  • by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The limits of 15-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her repressive and fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, and more prayer.When Nigeria begins to fall apart during a military coup, Kambili's father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to live with their aunt. In this house, full of energy and laughter, she discovers life and love -  and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family.Centring on the promise of freedom and the pain and exhilaration of adolescence, Purple Hibiscus is the extraordinary debut of a remarkable new talent.

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A great listen

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I've read/listened to other titles by this author and I've enjoyed them all. The sound quality let's the performance down somewhat. It's starts off a little tinny in sound and I'm not sure if the sound quality ever improved or I just became so engrossed in the story that I ceased to notice it anymore.

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- Betty Cool

Excellent!

Fantastically read by Adjoa Andoh, which adds to the authenticity of the dialect used in the book.
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- su11y

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited