The Telegraph (UK) calls Aminatta Forna's Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning tale an "affecting, passionate and intelligent novel about the redemptive power of love and storytelling." In the aftermath of Sierra Leone's 1990s civil war, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart comes to work at the Freetown hospital. There he meets a dying elderly patient who confesses to Adrian his past crimes of passion and betrayal. ". stunning and powerful ."-Booklist
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by Aminatta Forna
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"This prize-winning literary novel is set during the civil war in Sierra Leone. For some readers, such books can be dry or inaccessible in print. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's delivery creates a smoldering tale of mounting danger. His baritone is rich, deeply infusing the characters with liveliness. He varies his pitch and pace to depict the female characters and their dialogue. Holdbrook-Smith's diction is precise, enunciated, and deliberate, and his slight British accent underscores the colonial history of the story's setting. The overall effect is rather like watching a "Masterpiece Contemporary" episode. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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