By

Read By

Prentice Onayemi

Length

9 hrs and 36 mins

Audiobook Review

The Sellout

Genre(s)

Paul Beatty

Overall
Performance

Interesting Concept, Unique Execution

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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I read quite a few reviews of this book before I wrote my own. I needed to as I simply couldn't decide what I thought about it. This book cuts through the issue of race in America in a fast paced, laugh-out-loud funny style that's so smart it's often hard to keep up. There was a lot I enjoyed about it. I also learned a lot, which is always a plus for me.

The downfall for me was the plot. It was lost in the labyrinth of wit and wisdom. When I reached the end, I couldn't quite believe it had finished. I enjoyed the ride, but I don't feel I reached a destination.

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ABOUT

The Sellout

THE BLURB

Born in Dickens, Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's memoir will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed, he discovers there never was a memoir.

Fuelled by despair, he sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.