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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of White Teeth by Zadie Smith, read by Lenny Henry, Sagar Arya, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Ray Panthaki.

Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international best seller and an unforgettable portrait of London.

One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-listen.

©2018 Zadie Smith (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Funny, clever...and a rollicking good read." (Independent)

"An astonishingly assured but, funny and serious...I was delighted." (Salman Rushdie)

"The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages." (Julian Barnes, Guardian

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Getting through this audiobook felt like a chore

I think Zadie Smith is a great writer and inspiring individual, that being said I really didn’t enjoy this audiobook. I found the story and most of its characters quite dull and I was strained to make it through this arduous tale. Maybe it’s because I grew up and have lived in the area featured in this book and know the many people just like the characters that I found nothing fascinating in them. I also found some of the narration quite numbly delivered, although not all of it as it does have four narrators covering each quarter of the book.
I felt this story would have been best told as a comedy, yet there are very few laughs throughout the book.

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  • 09-07-2018

great book, lenny henry cant do accents

Count how many times a new accent is required, and count how many times Lenny chooses an ill fitted blend of nigerian and indian. its miraculous. Italian? Nope. Bengali? Nope. Swedish? Not even close. His talent for consistantly terrible accents is impressive in its own right. Download for a great book narrated bizarely.

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  • 05-07-2018

Not really my kind of book

I chose this book because I had found it recommended by a newspaper article on books of the year over the last twenty years. I didn't really enjoy it and found it hard to finish. However it did come to a rounded and satisfactory conclusion.

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  • progsense
  • 04-07-2018

Good narration, shame about the narrative.

The book showed much promise, strong opening narration by Lenny Henry. However that doesn’t save the somewhat empty narrative.

The most engaging characters Irie, Millat & Magid however appear to be short changed.

It felt like the novel was strung out, and needed a good edit to get it down to something more concise.

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  • Mr D G Key
  • 18-06-2018

great book

Great book, great production. The breadth of the story was huge and so many stands were teased out, then bought back together across a diverse set of lives.

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  • Matthew
  • 07-05-2018

Wow best book I have listen to in ages.

This is a fantastic book performed brilliantly by all the narrators. The character are interesting. Funny, thought provoking, emotional and sad.

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  • Ginger
  • 05-05-2018

Disappointing

Flashes of good writing and good insights interspersed by a mass of verbiage. I had looked forward to reading this book but found it dated and often boring despite talented narrators.

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