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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,526
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,503

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read

  • By OldskoolHrdcore on 25-08-17

An eye-opener.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Funny, touching, revealing. I learned a lot, and I didn't want to stop listening. I wasn't so sure of Trevor Noah when he took over The Daily Show, but I grew to love his performance there, and this book has only deepened my liking and admiration of him.

  • My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

  • A BBC Radio 4 Adaptation
  • By: Chris Barker, Bessie Moore
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jane Slavin, Louise Brealey
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. 'Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.' A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Inside were bundles and bundles of letters written neatly on thin blue airmail paper or headed army notepaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and performance!

  • By sT cW on 11-07-18

Lovely

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-18

The most beautiful love story I've ever heard. I'll be falling asleep to this for a long time to come.