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Download Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandra Fuller Narrator: Lisette Lecat Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches. Narrator Lisette Lecat reads this remarkable memoir of a family clinging to a harsh landscape and the dying tenets of colonialism. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen Hunt | 2/14/2014

    " This is a memoirs of a white girl growing up in Africa. Most of the book is set in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. A nice, engaging, different book, which gives you some insight into the recent history of that country. Quite enjoyed it, but felt it ended a bit suddenly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Caroline Hooper | 2/9/2014

    " Many times while reading this book I thought to put it down. I didn't, however and finished it but can't say I enjoyed it. Actually, it was somewhat disturbing. The mother in the book was mentally ill, and the family in many ways represents the worst of the British Empire expatriates. In another context they would have been no more than white trash. So, although it was all that, it some strange way it was captivating. The mother certainly had a love of animals, and the father seems to have been a hard-worker. The family was close. Fuller's childhood was indeed interesting--growing up in Africa in the midst of civil war and African nationalism. I don't know that I recommend this book, but if you have time you might want to check it out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa Houlihan | 2/7/2014

    " This had been on my to-read list since the friends who founded Good Books Lately included it among their first recommendations. It's remarkable for its blatant, unquestioning racism; for how you find yourself inescapably in these alien lands, nations, cultures; for its descriptions of weather and landscape. It doesn't cohere into a single narrative with development and a plot but not everything has to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bowleslinda | 1/24/2014

    " Planning to read it again on Kindle very soon. "

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