The Other Hand

  • by Chris Cleave
  • Narrated by Zanubia Zafeera, Anna Bentinck
  • 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't.
And it's what happens afterwards that is most important.
Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.


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Customer Reviews

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A waste of time

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Didnt like this at all

Would you ever listen to anything by Chris Cleave again?


How could the performance have been better?

No idea

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


Any additional comments?

It was given such high regard the first I heard of it. When I checked comments after I read it most people felt the same way. A waste of time

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- Margaret

Gifted storyteller

What made the experience of listening to The Other Hand the most enjoyable?

Purely the storytelling ability of Chris Cleave. The story is unexpected, and manages to be both sad & delightful at once.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Probably Sarah. Someone who had the guts to do what she did not knowing what the outcome would be. But Little Bee has to be my favourite too. She is so intelligent & caring. A wonderful young person.

Which character – as performed by Zanubia Zafeera and Anna Bentinck – was your favorite?

Zanubia Zafeera did a wonderful job of playing Little Bee. Such warmth & beauty.

Who was the most memorable character of The Other Hand and why?

Little Bee. I am trying so hard not to give the story away at all, but I am left feeling for her after reading the story.

Any additional comments?

This read is not too light, not too heavy - just right. It's a story that would appeal to most if not all readers & there is some enlightenment in there too. Lots of questions...I found myself asking my husband if you were [insert situation from the book here] what would you do? But even more I found I was asking myself. I am a very black & white person, but nothing is straightforward.

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- Rochelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton