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Little Bee

A Novel
Cleave, Chris (Downloadable Audiobook - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Little Bee


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A haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers--one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.
Authors: Cleave, Chris
Title: Little Bee
a novel
[downloadable audiobook]
Publisher: Old Saybrook :, Tantor Media,, 2009
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Cleave
Notes: Duration: 10:40:43
Summary: A haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers--one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.
Additional Contributors: Flosnik, Anne
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781400191710
Branch Call Number: Downloadable audiobook
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Report This Dec 08, 2012
  • JudithE rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • becker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Jul 17, 2012
  • vollans rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

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.

Report This Dec 13, 2010
  • lsb57 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • becker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

becker thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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