I wish all authors would read a Courtenay novel to see how to develop characters. A great story with interesting turns. A page turner. Of course at the end, ala Courtenay style, you have to buy the sequel. The Power of One being the first of a two part series. In this case I have no problem buying the next book given the quality of this book. Highly recommend.
I love, love, love this book. Very inspiring and full of rich history. If you are a historical fiction buff, this book is for you-if you just love a great coming of age story, this book is for you, and if you love a good book, this book is for you!
If you had told me I would like a book with a significant amount of boxing it it, I would have said, "no way"
Absolutely first rate and real.
I have read this book a couple times and have now listened to the audio version. The reader is great, adding different accents etc. This book is full of wisdom, fairness and many lessons for living life to the fullest and meeting adversity square on. I absolutely love this book.
I wish that I had not yet read this book.... so I could start it all over again.
This is quite possibly the best book I have ever read. I am so touched by the inspirational triumph in this book, the warmth and depth of the characters and the lessons that I have learned while reading it, that I have ordered more copies so my entire family can read it. I listened to the audio version and I found the book to be mesmerizing. A fantastic book!
I found this on the Essentials list -- it's not on there anymore though it should always be there. Best listening experience ever.
This is a terrific book, and the actor who reads it in this version is able to handle all the South African accents with wonderful ease. I'd already read and enjoyed this book the old fashioned way, but this great rendition really adds a lot.
I loved the characters in this, and they have stayed with me. Maybe not the most smoothly edited novel here and there, but the story and characters made up for it.
Imaginative beyond my scope of recollection.It is a story , yes beyond belief, but so interesting and engaging it holds you in its grip.It turns and twists as a good story should, just a wonderful time with a well written book!
I am an audiobook junkie and this is the 5th Bryce Courtenay book I have "read". By far, one of the best books ever to have been recorded, Humphrey Bower is phenomenal in his ability to bring characters alive and make you love them, or hate them as the case may be. I would highly recommend this and all of the other Bryce Courtenay books! Most definitely worth the listen!!