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Sandalcu

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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2780)
    Performance
    (1596)
    Story
    (1602)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Wonderful, powerful story, superb narrator!"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Power of One the most enjoyable?

    This is one of the best books I have read or listened to, and one of the absolute best narrators. I will look for more by Bryce Courtenay. I will also look for more by this narrator, Humphrey Bower, who did one of the best narrations I've ever experienced.


    What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved the hearing the African names and words pronounced properly. The narrator gave an astounding performance and never took me "out of the story" but rather brought each character to life.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (26911)
    Performance
    (13542)
    Story
    (13590)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Loved it -- could not stop listening."
    Overall

    All the narrators are excellent -- they make the characters come alive and add depth to the characters, never detracting from the story like some narrators do. I think I enjoyed this listen more that I would have if I had read the book because the narrators were just so real. I loved the main characters. Humorous, heartbreaking, uplifting, maddening, all in all a truly moving story. I came away with an understanding of the era and life in the South during that time. So sad it ended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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