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    Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014.

    From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity. 

    As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

    Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Americanah is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalised world.

    ©2013 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

    Kritikerstimmen

    “Actress Adjoa Andoh brings to life Adichie’s complex, beautifully wrought novel – which is both a love story and a nuanced analysis of political topics including systemic racism in America; immigration in the UK; and the class system in Nigeria.” (Vogue)

    "One of the previous decade’s landmark novels [...] Andoh is a skilled, exciting narrator." (The Times)

    "Andoh's rich voice and distinct characters and rhythm keep the listener engrossed.... Andoh has fun adopting a mocking lilt for Ifemelu's snarky blog entries.... [and] a more serious tone brings authenticity to the heartbreak of Obinze's London experience." ( AudioFile

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    herausragende Sprecherin

    Ein wundervolles Buch, gelesen von einer sprachgewaltigen Sprecherin, die alle Akzente und Sprachschattierungen einzigartig beherrscht. Es ist ein purer Genuss, dies Buch zu hören, statt es nur zu lesen.

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    Best Audio Book I've ever heard!

    This story and the reader's incredible talent have blown me off my feet! Just loved it! Highly recommended! :)

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    sehr empfehlenswert

    tolle sprecherin und ein hochspannender aber nicht minder kurzweiliger roman den ich schon lange auf meiner shortlist hatte.

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    amazing

    Apart from the very touching, interesting and sometimes very funny story, the speaker, Adjoa Andover, was absolutely amazing!

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    Awesome Story awesome speaker !

    Wonderful Story, a Must read! THE speaker is outstanding, her Voice and the ability to use different accents is something so rare! I simply loved it!

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    Immigration, the real story

    I do not know, whether this is a great book, but it definitely is an important book. Ngozi Adichie tells the story of Ifemelu and Obinze, two Nigerian teenagers, a young couple with great dreams and expectations. They want to leave Nigeria, because they don’t see any chance for an adequate career and a decent live, they want to move to the USA. Unfortunately reality catches up with them and their plan turns into an odyssey full of hardship, misery and pain and finally their lives drift apart.

    No doubt, Adichie is a skillful narrator. She tells the story with sufficient warmth and passion and the characters are drawn in loving detail and appear to be lifelike individuals. The prose is adequate and fits to the diary like narrative.

    I especially liked the voice of Adjoa Andoh. She might not be Nigerian, but she tells the story with a charming accent, which makes the listening pure joy.

    The book is full of interesting details and observations. Ifemelu’s blog about white and black America is full of biting wit, but very depressing at the same time. You will learn a lot about immigration issues, trafficking and related crimes. The book also offers a lot of insight into Nigerian politics and everyday life of the prosperous as well as the poor.

    The romantic thread did not impress me that much. There were signs of deep love and affection, but also a lot of superficial aspects. Ifemelu does not hesitate at all to break a family apart, just to get her Obinze back.

    Some of the book's content rubbed me the wrong way. Corruption, political intrigue and nepotism in Nigeria appear to be widely accepted as part of the culture. Ifemelu, who had a sharp eye for all the sore spots in the US society, appeared to be rather blind after her return to Nigeria.

    I still do not know, whether I really liked the book, but it was good that I read it.

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    Most beautiful audio book I have ever heard

    One of the greatest stories about race, love, and different cultures. Read by such an amazing woman doing all the different accents and voices. I felt like the characters existed in real life as well. Definitely a must hear!

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    Wonderful

    Both the story and the speaker are excellent. I enjoyed every minute of Americanah - highly recommendable!

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    The best Audiobook ive Heard in a while

    what an incredible Performance from adjoa andoh she really brought this already great book to life

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    Superb narration

    Fantastic books are sometimes let down by second-rate narration but Adjoa Andoh does an exceptional job and brings such authenticity to the story. Enjoyed every minute of it and felt like Ifem was a friend I got to know as she told me more of her story.