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The stuff of legend

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Reviewed: 19-11-16

Couldn't put it down. Best audio book Ever! Ever? Ever! An honest autobiography which goes over issues such as apartheid, inherited culture, family ties and cycles. The first book I have read that concisely explains the world many black Africans come from.

Reminds me of Antwone Fisher (movie), but this reaches further.

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Brilliant

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Reviewed: 06-07-16

The book version of this is different from the audio version; the order of some parts is mixed and the book seems to have a bit more information.

If you watched the tv show, then you simply must listen to this book. The Tv show was good but it missed a lot of important arguments and details. Not to mention, the Tv show does not come with narration which is key to those without law degrees.

Brutally honest

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Reviewed: 06-07-16

This is an autobiography (short), not a comedy sketch. There are a few jokes sparsely spread throughout the book but it is, for the most part, serious.

I think the performance is fantastic only if you have heard her stand-up shows. She wants you to know this is serious and not a joke and her tone reflects this.

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Fantastic book, fantastic narration [SPOILER FREE]

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Reviewed: 04-06-16

What did you like most about All the Light We Cannot See?

I read this book along with a friend, it offers several fantastic talking points. I recommend talking about the book once you complete it.

What other book might you compare All the Light We Cannot See to, and why?

Blindness by Jose Samarago. It has similar themes

Which character – as performed by Julie Teal – was your favourite?

Jutta. She is the voice of a narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several.
1) Fredricks story.
2) The descriptions of blindness and the hotel of bees.
3) The silent beauty behind Volkheimer.
4) Dr Hauptman's interactions with Werner.

Any additional comments?

Julie Teals narration is one of the best I have heard. She did a fantastic job. The only issue I had lies with her pronunciation of Hubert Bazin's name which she pronounces as Harold, but it is important to note the narration is usually prepared before the book release so this could have been a last minute changed.

I have never read a book like it!

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Reviewed: 02-06-15

There are 3 sides to every story (yours, mine and the truth). This is a gripping look at life, interpretation and consequences.

"Truth is a mirror shattered and thrown each piece believes the picture full to be its own".
Richard Burton

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Long live Chappelle!

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Reviewed: 02-06-15

Very interesting take on Dave Chappelle. Like most people, I watched his stand up shows and was too busy laughing to realise there is a dark side to the stories he tells. For instance the sketch about the blind racist (Clayton Bigsby) is based on racial abuse his father experienced on a bus (though he was oblivious to it).

Not for children!

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Reviewed: 02-06-15

There are a lot of interesting lessons and points in this book. But there is a lot of cussing and the language used is old English-keep the young ones away.

MORE PLEASE!

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Reviewed: 03-01-15

Although I am not a fan of Amy Poehler's work, I still enjoyed this book. It's full of great one liners, jokes and tips. This audio book appears(I can't exactly say, having skipped the book) to contain extra material in the form of chapters written and read by friends and family.