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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
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.
- By OldskoolHrdcore on 25-08-17
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
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.
Wonderful story and performance!
- By sT cW on 11-07-18
The most beautiful love story I've ever heard. I'll be falling asleep to this for a long time to come.