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FREE FIRST CHAPTER: A Brief History of Seven Killings Audiobook

FREE FIRST CHAPTER: A Brief History of Seven Killings

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house.

Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.

©2014 Marlon James (P)2014 Recorded by arrangement with Penguin Books. 2014 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    The story sounds good, but I can't purchase the book because I can't understand. I had to listen to the first chapter 4 times, and even then only got the gist of it.


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