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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100,777 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Cleave Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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British couple Andrew and Sarah O'Rourke, vacationing on a Nigerian beach in a last-ditch effort to save their faltering marriage, come across Little Bee and her sister, Nigerian refugees fleeing from machete-wielding soldiers intent on clearing the beach. The horrific confrontation that follows changes the lives of everyone involved in unimaginable ways.

Two years later, Little Bee appears in London on the day of Andrew's funeral and reconnects with Sarah. Sarah is struggling to come to terms with her husband's recent suicide and the stubborn behavior of her four-year-old son, who is convinced that he really is Batman. The tenuous friendship between Sarah and Little Bee that grows, is challenged, and ultimately endures is the heart of this emotional, tense, and often hilarious novel.

Considered by some to be the next Kite Runner, Little Bee is an achingly human story set against the inhuman realities of war-torn Africa. Wrenching tests of friendship and terrible moral dilemmas fuel this irresistible novel. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Gelson | 2/13/2014

    " I so rarely read adult books anymore and every time I do, I remind myself that I often prefer MG/YA. Much to this novel I loved - Little Bee herself being the biggest thing. But . . . oh, some seriously sad and numb aspects to this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delena | 2/1/2014

    " I don't saying you "like" this book is the right description. It is compelling. It caught me a little off guard. I strongly recommend it. I'm reading it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha Thomas | 1/29/2014

    " This book was not what I expected. It is just not the book for me. It didn't keep me interested and I only finished reading it because I excepted something more. Sorry for the bad review :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roisin Lakings | 1/27/2014

    " Excellent book. In line with other reviews of this book - it's an excellent read of an excellent story. No details given as anything said would spoil your enjoyment of the development of the relationships between the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Pierce | 1/18/2014

    " This is a great book! It's a heartbreaking story, but one that you can't wait to get through. I definitely recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina Carr | 1/17/2014

    " It was tough reading the first couple of chapters, but it is a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mairi Macauly | 1/14/2014

    " Enjoyable read, the ending is disappointing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 1/13/2014

    " Dull. Couldn't wait for it to end. I thought it went round & round in circles & didn't actually get anywhere. Very depressing read but brilliantly written if that makes sense' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Duncan | 12/26/2013

    " Wow. That's all I can say. A MUST read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami Hedrick | 12/23/2013

    " Great Book- didn't particularly like the ending, but was a page turner and an easy read.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Byro | 12/17/2013

    " Favorite book of the decade for me, simply loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Anderson | 12/6/2013

    " This was a book I read for Book Club. I mostly enjoyed it - the ending was a little too realistic. It was a good story of how people connect across the world. We really must think more about African political wars and the way we treat immigrants. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlene | 10/24/2013

    " this book sucked me in from the beginning "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn Veldkamp | 6/21/2013

    " Had no idea what it was about upon reading it, not the easiest reads in terms of content. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary Kolakovsky | 12/13/2012

    " Really wanted to like this. Fluffy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Rojas | 9/4/2012

    " Loved this book! While reading it I oftentimes thought what would I do if I was in Sara's situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2012

    " Lovely book, read it cover to cover in one day "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christoph Fischer | 12/13/2011

    " Probably one of my all time favourites. The story of a young Nigerian immigrant and a British woman whose lives are intertwined is a real find. Both women are great characters and when the connection between them is revealed it is heart breaking. Excellent writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leanne April | 10/28/2011

    " There could have been more to this book but I felt disappointed by the writing and the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aravinda | 9/20/2011

    " Amazingly written, and I cared deeply about the characters - thus, a heartbreaking novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 9/4/2011

    " The prose is truly beautiful. Which is good, because after a few chapters, some of the actions of the main characters becomes quite repugnant. It is a gripping and enthralling novel. It feels so real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda Todaro | 8/3/2011

    " I had never thought about this situation from an immigrant's point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 6/30/2011

    " Beautifully written, very intense and somewhat depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/30/2011

    " A little outlandish but definitely worth the read....not sure why they made such a big deal about the "secret" ending though.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 6/30/2011

    " This book was interesting, but a little hard to read at points. i liked it, but didn't LOVE it like others i know have "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/30/2011

    " Fabulous book about a woman whose last-minute trip to Nigeria changes her life forever. Fiction...but has a lot of historical accuracy. Very moving story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 6/30/2011

    " So sad, but a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 6/29/2011

    " Very good book, ending is a little sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 6/28/2011

    " Beautifully written. Sad, but there's some hope there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deborah | 6/28/2011

    " Horrible, just horrible. Don't let the cover fool you. This book is sinister. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 6/28/2011

    " One of those books where you go through every emotion possible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/27/2011

    " Good, easy book club read. Some nice surprises along the way. Enjoyed reading the story from two different perspectives. "

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About the Author
Author Chris CleaveChris Cleave is the author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Gold, Incendiary, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Little Bee. He lives with his wife and three children in London, England. Visit him at ChrisCleave.com or on Twitter @ChrisCleave.
About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.