• The Fishermen

  • By: Chigozie Obioma
  • Narrated by: Chukwudi Iwuji
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-09-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (16 ratings)

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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.
©2015 Chigozie Obioma (P)2015 Hachette
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5 out of 5 stars
By Julie Fisher on 07-14-16

The dangers of self-fulfilling prophecy lyrically told

This is a beautifully written book that is deep and meaningful, with a story that gripped me. Every time I had to put it down I desperately wanted to know what would happen next and continued to think about, and worry about, the characters.
I also really enjoyed the reading given here. I'm new to audiobooks and thought this narration was perfect, just what I'm looking for from this medium.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Roy Omahony on 01-20-16

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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