The Fishermen

  • by Chigozie Obioma
  • Narrated by Chukwudi Iwuji
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria.
When their father has to work away, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river they encounter a madman, who predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact will transcend the lives and imaginations of both its characters and its readers.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

excellent narrator

Good story well told. Harrowing and reply sad. Emotive unique. Wonderful to be immersed in the lives of a family in Nigeria even though the sadness so hard to bear.
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- Roy Omahony


Is there anything you would change about this book?

I had heard good things about this book but the story just didn't grab met

What will your next listen be?

A spool of blue thread

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Accented reader. This did make it more realistic but my attention tended to wander

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Not having read the book

Any additional comments?


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- Grainne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks