African Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 233 ratings

Things Fall Apart Summary

Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and one of the most powerful men of his clan. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, Okonowo takes violent action. Will the great man's dangerous pride eventually destroy him?

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  • Book 1

    • Things Fall Apart

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and one of the most powerful men of his clan. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my first choice for narrator

    • By Luke Beckett on 23-07-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • No Longer at Ease

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who returns to Nigeria for a job in the civil service following an education in the UK. Managing to resist the bribes that are offered to him, he falls in love with an unsuitable girl and sinks into emotional and financial turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story. Terrible, Terrible Reading.

    • By Maria Dare-ojo on 15-02-18

    Regular price: £9.99

  • Book 3

    • Arrow of God

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Ezeulu is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But he is beginning to find his authority increasingly under threat. Yet he still feels he must be untouchable - surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God? Armed with this belief, he is prepared to lead his people, even if it means destruction and annihilation. Yet the people will not be so easily dominated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bedtime Story

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £19.99