White Teeth
Zadie Smith

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Narrated By: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, Lenny Henry, Sagar Arya

Duration: 18 hours and 34 minutes

What to expect

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

From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union

'BELIEVE THE HYPE' The Times

'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes, Guardian

'Street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times

'Outstanding' Sunday Telegraph


The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London

One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, 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-read of a book.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Generational sagas, Family life fiction

Listen to a sample

Do believe the hype, buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read

The Times

An astonishingly assured début, funny and serious ... I was delighted

Salman Rushdie

An impressive début, not only for its vitality and verve, but mainly for the sheer audacity of its scope and vision ... an epic tale ... swooping, funny ... it has ambition, wit and is unafraid

Express

Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt

Guardian

Announces the debut of a preternaturally gifted new writer ... street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time

The New York Times

Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read