...I thought I'd try something different for a change. I saw the movie more than a decade ago and it has stuck with me and the book is amazing. The audiobook version is superbly done, the narrator brings each character to life with perfection. This is one of the best recordings I've listened to in a long time. Highly recommended.
This is one of the best books I've listened to. He related the feeling of the times so well. I felt like I really got to know the characters. The reader was excellent.
This was one of the best books I've listened to yet! I found the story of Peekay complex and engaging and the naration was outstanding. Bryce Courteney is superb as a story-teller and I felt transported to Africa. He does a fantistic job of painting a clear picture through both his historical knowledge and the emotional experience of the characters.
This is not the type of book I usually listen to, but I'm so glad I did. The book is sometimes difficult to listen to because often the events which shape the young character's life are cruel. The author does not sugarcoat the racism and cruelty which existed in that time and place. He uses these extreme events to shape the life of the main character and move the book forward to a well earned conclusion. This book is worth the effort. It is beautifully written, thought provoking, expertly read,and thoroughly entertaining. I enjoyed all of it and hated to see it end.
It has it all. Made me laugh, cry and want to shout with joy. Now, I go around saying 1st with the head, and then with the heart. It applies to everything. This one has put Courtenay on the top of my list as well as Bowers. I already listened to the Potato Factory trilagy and was doubtful he could do anything I would like as much, but here you have it.
This book grabbed me. It is fascinating from beginning to end and I only wish we could have a second book to continue the story. Don't be put off by the material--boxing is not my favorite sport, but it does not detract from the story. I loved every minute of it and hated to have it end. Listen to or read this book!
A great story told in a gripping way. From the moment you start to listen, it's hard to stop. The characters come to life, the story is well told and the glimpse into the pre-aparthied South Africa is fascinating
With no doubt a great book that confirmed the Bryce Courtenay and Humphrey Bower combo is a winner. Enjoyed it very much. Thank-you
Love to travel, love to read and those two go well together! Audible has broadened my reading horizons and I enjoy finding new books.
I had read this years ago and loved it. Reading it again through an audio book brought back all the joy and pleasure I experienced the first time. A well written book.