Leaving Before the Rains Come

  • by Alexandra Fuller
  • Narrated by Alexandra Fuller
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As her marriage collapses, the author of the international best-seller Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight relearns the fearless ways of her father to find her own true north. Standing in the wreckage of her marriage, in her adopted country America, Alexandra Fuller revisits the continent she loves and finds in her father's harsh, simple, and uncompromising ways the key to her salvation. Casting a fresh eye on her parent's boisterous strengths and debilitating weaknesses, painting a vivid picture of America at the end of decades of false certainty and security, and revealing her Africa, vital and resilient, Leave Before the Rains Come is an astonishment - a memoir of such grace and intelligence, wit, and courage that only Alexandra Fuller could have written it.


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After the first couple of chapters, the remainder of the book is devoted to a marriage falling apart. I would have preferred more about life in Africa.
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- sandi

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Another wonderful memoir by Alexandra Fuller. Absorbing, exotic, amusing, wise and filled with her lush African memories. And this one is read by Fuller herself, with her enchanting voice matching perfectly her accent and the text. This is a not-to-be missed book for those who loved her others, best read after the first two.
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- J. D. Portnoy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-22-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books