Extended Audio Sample

Download Abela Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Abela (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Berlie Doherty
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Berlie Doherty Narrator: Janice Acquah Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 1 votes

Be strong, my Abela. These are the last words of Abela's mother in their HIV/Aids stricken African village, where it seems that to live or to die, to be sick or to be healthy, is just a matter of chance. It takes all Abela's strength to survive her Uncle Thomas's scheming to get to Europe, but what will be her fate as an illegal immigrant?

I don't want a sister or brother, thinks Rosa in England, when her mother tells her that she wants to adopt a child. Could these two girls ever become sisters? Is there room in Rosa's family for an African orphan haunted by lions? Is there room in their hearts? Download and start listening now!

BK_HOWE_000482

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Petya | 10/6/2013

    " The second children's book that I read and it wasn't as good as the first one, so I find it quite difficult to say whether it was good or not. I was bored by the story but maybe I child won't be. At least it was an easy read once I put my mind to finishing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 10/4/2013

    " Solid kid book -- at least 6th grade or up. 2 girls' stories: one in England, one in Tanzania. How their worlds come together. Touches on female genital mutilation, foster care, multi-racial families. Overall just a really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/12/2013

    " This book dealt with a lot of issues that are usually not in children's books. It had adoption, HIV/AIDS, abuse, child trafficking, and death in it. It would be a good read aloud book, but only for the older grades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 2/15/2013

    " A must-read for older children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dove Harbour | 1/11/2013

    " Not usually my type of book, but I found this one very moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewestover | 11/30/2012

    " Though found in the JF section of the library, I found this to be a compelling story about two Tanzanian girl, one caring for her mother who is dying of AIDS in Tanzania, and one who is growing up as an adopted child in England. A quick read, but well worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora | 5/1/2012

    " This was another one of those random books I picked up at the library. I'll let you know how it goes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 3/29/2012

    " Two parallel narratives of a girl growing up in England and another in Tanzania. The story is sad, and adults reading it will immediately want to adopt a foreign child! Ultimately the stories converge and the read is very satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Van Bockern | 2/18/2011

    " Wow! Abela has been through so much in her young life! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/14/2011

    " My cousin recommended this book to me and when I read it I was really confused and I didn't really get the book. This book was weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tpiac | 11/27/2008

    " It's a tale with the grief of adults written in a simple way for children. Still, these are the stories told to young ones through the years. The author really did use variations of many stories from Ireland, Scotland, and Iceland. Pretty awesome really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/23/2007

    " This is book isn't funny at all but good cause it really sad and some points scary the end isnt just happy but its sad aswell overall i give it 5 stars beacuse its really good and captivating. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations