We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Pig's Foot Audiobook

Pig's Foot

Regular Price:£12.79
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The Korticos are from a well-endowed pygmy tribe in West Africa; the Mandingas are descended from a tribe of tall Ghanaians. Both families have been brought to Cuba as slaves. Oscar Kortico and Jose Mandinga, inseparable friends, marry a pair of sisters, and in the tiny hamlet of Pig's Foot (Pata de Puerco), five generations of these families will live out their colorful lives through the tumultuous sweep of Cuban history. That history extends from slavery through the war of independence, exploitation, dictatorship, and compromised freedom, to the present day, when teenager Oscar Mandinga goes seeking the fabled village of his ancestors.

Carlos Acosta's first novel is a swiftly plotted island folktale with warmth, humor, magic, and a light allegorical touch. It's a history grounded in sights and smells and human foibles. And it's an enchanting and unexpected debut from an author of many talents.

©2013 Carlos Acosta. English translation copyright 2013 Frank Wynne (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    redfeend 27/04/2015
    redfeend 27/04/2015 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    32
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very good"

    Don't be put off by either the title or the fact that this is a translation.
    I really enjoyed this book which does not give you a chance to get bored as it moves from scene to scene with a good rhythm.
    The narrator tells the story well and brings the characters to life. He does a grand job and gives a believable performance.
    Much of the story is told through the first person, but at other times the reader takes the role of story teller. Whichever viewpoint is being used doesn't detract from the overall story which held my interest throughout.
    The story has many facets. There is the human interest aspect,history, morality, good and bad fortune, love , bitterness and death. This book has all that humanity has to offer, both good and bad.

    The end of the book is a total surprise (I won't spoil it by letting on). The end was not at all what I expected, but it WAS very good and brought a smile to my face. Pig's Foot is unlike anything I've read before. I'm glad I took a chance on an unknown.
    Go on and give it a try!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.