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The Hate U Give

Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)
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Summary

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 and the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping young-adult novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

©2017 Angela Thomas (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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a great book wonderfully read

a great book with a message, wonderfully read in a way that brings the characters and story to life

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Incredible performance!

The book is absolutely fantastic, as I’m sure most people know by now, but I truly cannot say enough about Bahni Turpin‘s interpretation! She truly brought this novel and all it’s complex characters to life in an authentic and moving way. This is one audiobook that shouldn’t be passed over!

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Entertaining, powerful but a bit YA

I got this book without knowing too much about it and tbh probably wouldn't have listened to it if I knew it was in the young adult category of fiction (me being a middle-aged man) But having said that even though it does feel very YA at times with a lot of focus on teenage concerns (early relationships, teen entertainment) and some of the dialogue feels a little clunky, I still got caught up in the story, characters and it's dealing with the ills of society. It does develop somewhat predictably but that's sort of in keeping with the feel of the book.
One thing which makes it as entertaining as it is, is the narration by Bahni Turpin which is excellent and one of the best performances I've heard on an audiobook.
Overall I recommend it with maybe some reservations if you're an old codger like me (glad I listened to it overall though) and I think younger readers would gain a lot from its powerful message.

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brilliant

I have not seen the movie, but if it's as amazing as this audio book then I will take the time out to watch it.

Bahni Turpin's narration is oscar worthy.

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brilliant

well written and well read we need more audio narrators like Bahni Turpin to bring audio books to life

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Hooked during the first three minutes!

After the first few minutes I started worrying about this book coming to an end.

Each character was so dimensional I felt that I actually knew them personally.

I felt everything they went through and was able to understand that the everyday struggles that Starr experienced were real and experienced by so many on a day to day basis.

I would certainly recommend this book, not least to get an insight into how the other half live.