The Tragedy of Desire
- Living in False Paradise in Nigeria
- Narrated by: Josh Kilbourne
- Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-10-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tate Publishing
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Without bribes on an insider's hand, Lagos is the land of the unemployed. Nkechi prays God will release her family from poverty, but as three years pass without a better outlook, she decides to take the crooked path to a new god—money. When Stella, a long lost friend, pulls alongside her in a Mercedes one fateful day, Nkechi decides she too can have the life of a rich man without having to become the 'bride prize for the village dullard.' But Lagos lies in the expensive shadows of sin, exposing and selling its youthful talents for quick cash and easy fixes. Stella mentors Nkechi into her parallel universe of prospering business woman by day and high-end call girl by night. Prostitution gives Nkechi the life few men have in Lagos with the assurance of her family's comfort and education. But this newfound source of power and riches comes with a heavy price as her conscience slowly calls her out.
With the late arrival of Terrie, a young drug trafficker wanting out of the business, sparking love rather than lust, Nkechi begins searching her heart to see if she can let anyone into the mess she has created of her life.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Tolani Ayo-Vaughan on 07-25-16
Narrator was VERY bad
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Josh Kilbourne?
Narration was really bad, couldn't even finish the book. Horrible mispronunciations and moments where you can hear him spit and hack were very disappointing.