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OPEN CITY

by | Read by Kevin Mambo

Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

A Nigerian-German psychiatrist wanders the streets of Manhattan and Brussels, ruminating on recent events in his life as well as his childhood in Nigeria; pondering larger questions of culture, history, and religion; and meeting an assortment of characters along the way. What results is an intelligent meditation on a variety of topics. The work is rich with descriptive detail but devoid of deep emotional impact. Whether the lack of emotional impact is intentional or not, it doesn’t help that Kevin Mambo's narration is too slow and ponderous, lulling the listener through the weighty subject matter. A bit more animation in his performance would have been more engaging. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CS ISBN 9781449841270 $67.75 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781449841287 $92.75 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-2574-6 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781449841287 $29.99

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