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Purple Hibiscus

Sprecher: Lisette Lecat
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 53 Min.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a 2003 O Henry Prize winner, and was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing and the 2004 Orange Prize. In Purple Hibiscus, she recounts the story of a young Nigerian girl searching for freedom. Although her father is greatly respected within their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother, Jaja, are often punished for failing to meet their father’s expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family. But a military coup brings new tension to Nigeria and her home, and Kambili wonders if her dreams will ever be fulfilled. Adichie’s striking and poetic language reveals a land and a family full of strife, but fighting to survive. A rich narration by South African native Lisette Lecat perfectly complements this inspiring tale.

©2003 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Kritikerstimmen

"One of the best novels to come out of Africa in years." ( The Baltimore Sun)
“Prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes. . . . Adichie's understanding of a young girl's heart is so acute that her story ultimately rises above its setting and makes her little part of Nigeria seem as close and vivid as Eudora Welty's Mississippi.” ( The Boston Globe)
"A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state." (J. M. Coetzee)

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Good story

This book was very hard to listen to, not because of story, but because of the reader. Too many long pauses between sentences and sounds of swallowing and other sounds were very irritating. It was so distracting that I had to force myself to listen to, what was otherewise, a great story till the end. The reader was good, but the sound engineer or director of this production should have done a better job - too bad!

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Sehr gute Geschichte

Würden Sie Purple Hibiscus noch mal anhören? Warum?

Nein, weil die Erzählstimme nicht authentisch ist; eine Südafrikanerin, die sich bemüht den IGBO Akzent, bzw nigerianisches Englisch zu imitieren. Das kurze Hineinhören in die Hörprobe hatte mich zwar schon irritiert, aber ich wollte das Buch unbedingt hören, da ich die AUtorin sehr mag.

Wie hat der Erzähler das Buch beeinflusst?

Nicht gut; wie oben schon erwähnt, fühlt man sich nicht in Nigeria, sondern im südlichen Afrika.

Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

Im Nachhinein hätte ich dieses Buch besser gelesen; von der Autorin kenne ich schon andere Bücher, die ich gelesen habe und ihre Schreibweise gefällt mir sehr gut.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Leider war für mich die Vorleserin eine totale Fehlbesetzung, die für mich den Hörgenuss sehr reduziert hat; normalerweise hat Audible hier ein besseres Gefühl.

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Yet another great book

I enjoyed listening to this book.
Great narrator.
Loved the voice of her Auntie (Father's sister)..Totally loved the this character. Admire her strength in times of hardship and still manages to stay happy and raise happy children (Kambilis cousins). You can learn a thing or two from this woman character.

Interesting to listen to the view of how the English man brought Christianity to Nigeria. And how one could be a prisoner of a foreign religion to the extent of dishonoring his own father. Two religious people that lead different lives....and so much more...

Just buy this book and find out yourself...

I love all you books Chimamanda. Thank you!

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Prima Vorleserin

I found this book because I was looking for another book that was read by Lisette Lecat. I LIKE her voice and intonation so I really wondered why another listener should give her a negative comment. This was an impressive story and in my opinion it was perfectly read by the reader. Who cares (or knows) if this accent was the rigth one for Nigerian people? So I feel the need to compliment not only the writer but also the reader.