Aaaand that’s a wrap!
Listened to all the books in my category (well, Little Big Man was a DNF) and am now ready to place my bet. Had great fun with Literary Fiction & Classics, especially because for the first time I got to share the category, which makes it much more fun. In the end, Tanya and I agree that the winner should be:
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, read by Chukwudi Iwuji
In all my years doing the Armchair Audies I have yet to pick the winner 😛 so maybe this is the year!
Iwuji did the book justice (a native Nigerian accent helped). It’s a story full of emotions, I laughed and cried, got outraged, was sick to my stomach and filled with hope for humanity. Iwuji made this happen without me being constantly aware of his presence.
My 2016 Armchair Audies posts:
- The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, read by Chukwudi Iwuji
- ‘Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma, read by Bahni Turpin and Ron Butler
- Sweetland by Michael Crummey, read by John Lee