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Patricia

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  • Tandia

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1240)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (693)

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    Thomas Andrews says: "Thanks for this wonderful collaboration"
    "Good until the final chapter. Disappointing end."
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    Where does Tandia rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #2. It was almost as good as Power of One & continued the story line which left me wanting more. Throughout both books there was great detail given in every area.

    But the ending of Tandia seemed rushed through the last 2-3 chapters. Then just ended with a fizzle - a half hearted promise for the future of South Africa.

    Just a bit more time spent with the path of woman, Tandia would have left an ongoing picture in our story telling brains, of what could be. I felt cheated after following the characters on such a long & treacherous path! To read these long epic stories, the reader is 'greatly invested' & to be let down put me in a gloomy mood for a couple of days.

    Some early characters should have been re-introduced, such as Hoppy.

    Narration was surperb.


    Would you recommend Tandia to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. Best to leave Peekay to the first book. The Power of One


    Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, & just as good.


    If you could take any character from Tandia out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Peekay, but tell him to leave Tandia alone.


    Any additional comments?

    Bryce seems overly caught up in foul language & blaming religion for most everything. The story could be told to a wider audience, especially teenagers without so much demeaning language. I agree that often times religion is used as a tool or a battering ram for people to use to justify their thoughts & actions.

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