Little Bee

Little Bee

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Presents a tale of a precarious friendship between an illegal Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from suburban London, a story told from the alternating and disparate perspectives of both women.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor, p2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781400111718
Branch Call Number: CDBK FIC Clea
Characteristics: 9 compact discs : 11 hours
Additional Contributors: Flosnik, Anne

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JudithE
Dec 08, 2012

I have mixed feelings about this book. There is some marvellous stuff in it, especially in the relationships between women and between women and the small boy. I see the author's goal as opening to us the experience of refugees who are coming from horrific experiences, and it is also fascinating to see England through the eyes of someone from a very poor Nigerian village. There are some terribly violent and disturbing scenes, which could be the stuff of nightmares. The uninteresting part for me was the relationship between our white protagonist and her lover -- he was insipid and didn't appeal to me at all, unlike pretty well every other principal character. In the end, I really liked it, and it was even unexpected. Worth a read, if you can bear the violence.

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becker
Aug 23, 2012

Although I had mixed feelings about this book, I have to admit it is a very powerful story. Some parts of it were captivating and heart wrenching, while other parts rambled with irrelevant detail. Overall, I'm happy to have read it. Be warned there are one or two disturbing scenes that will leave you with a lump in your throat.

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vollans
Jul 17, 2012

This was an excellent read. I agree that the reader of the audiobook was impressive.

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namowkoob
Mar 28, 2011

The reader of this audiobook is just fantastic! I'm not sure that I would be enjoying the story nearly so much without her gifted narration.

lsb57 Dec 13, 2010

Narrator, Anne Flosnik, was excellent. Loved this audiobook!

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becker
Aug 23, 2012

becker thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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