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Daughters of Nri

Narrated by: Weruche Opia
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Summary

A gruesome war results in the old gods' departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.  

Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished with the lost gods. 

The twin girls were separated at birth, a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze. But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?

©2019 Reni K Amayo (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Good, sometimes slow but quickly then sped up.

I enjoyed it and will read the next in series. The narrator was amazing! I look forward to further development of the world and characters created.

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Great story

I loved this story and the character I look forward to going on a journey with this group

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Beautifully written and Beautifully read.

Loved the growth and empowerment of the oppressed women. The reconnection was movingly warm. The ending gave me goosebumps and tears.

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Amazing Book,

This is such an extraordinary book, with amazing discription. My new favourite book. You Must Read It!

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I need more

I love the story of the twins journey to meet. What happens next? Thank you

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Enjoyed it

This has been my companion for a week now. Fantastic story line. The narrator did an amazing Job bringing the characters to life.

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Great book, intense, culture, sisterhood...

Great read, creatively was believable!
Awesome narrator, really brought the book to life. Easy to follow. Love that the cultural words were pronounced correctly!
Looking forward to the part two as writer is working on it now 💕💗

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loved it

loved it it makes you think about the sercomstance that we are in loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-19

DO THE AUDIOBOOK OF THIS! SHE IS AMAZING!

I absolutely fell in love with this narrators way of telling the story. I didn't know an actress was narrating this story but had to look her up! SHE IS PERFECT FOR THIS STORY AND HOPE SHE DOES MORE AUDIOBOOKS!

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  • Jennifer Iwumune
  • 21-12-19

Beautiful and authentic

Loved the story and the narrator was superb. Nostalgic Igbo folklore with a modern twist. Amayo is brilliant!

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  • Danay
  • 19-02-20

The potential to be a good story but the pace is unbearable

It’s clear the author intended to write this story in multiple books from the very beginning which significantly diminishes the quality of the story because the characters develop so slowly. After listening for more than 10 hours I realized it would never pick up and found myself listening only when I could stand it just to be done. The main characters are written in a naive way, unsure of themselves, likely so they can blossom in the next book. There is a very minimal love story that quickly becomes boring because it doesn’t go anywhere. Admittedly I may not be the target audience. This story would be great for a 12 year old, but it quickly becomes tedious for an adult.

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  • Tangela McGuire
  • 10-12-19

The tell of two champions

A well written story that keeps you captivated. You really want to see how it ends. It’s a perfect two strand tell that comes together in the end. I really enjoyed the African village vs. the grand palace and two ladies that live so different but the same. This book is a great read for teens and young adults.

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  • 12shaka
  • 03-12-19

Amazing book!!!

This story was beautifully written, the imagery & storyline is amazing. It left me satisfied and wanting more at the same time. So glad I decided to listen!

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  • Asram
  • 12-11-19

Great read, excellent listen!

I love African literature, especially when read by Africans. It's very well written and read the female protagonists are believable and inspiring.

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  • Tucker FitzGerald
  • 29-06-20

Strong Black Women and Magic

Daughters of Nri blends the fantastic with the all-too-real. Reni K. Amayo does not shy away from telling the story of gender and power structures, the thrills and fears of being strong spirited women. An exquisite world, characters so relatable despite our differences in setting, a story that carries one along and never leaves one hanging. Highly recommend for readers who love magic, strong women, Afrocentric storytelling, characters who braid each other’s hair and fight against oppression.

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  • Mamatw
  • 02-03-20

Good

the story good and kept me intwined and vested. in the end I wanted more.

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  • Keanya Wilson
  • 17-10-19

There was no climax

I started getting into the book but then it just kept going. There was a lot of build up and back story but not much action. The cover is beautiful and that’s what made me want to read but but I was disappointed.

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  • Tatiana
  • 06-08-20

Breathing and refreshing.

I really am hoping for a part 2, not that it's needed. I thought that this is a great book for those of us seeking representation in fictional works.