©1992 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pyt Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia)
"Humphrey Bower is brilliant....[Tandia] will resonate in the hearts and minds of listeners long after the final chapter." (AudioFile Magazine )
Tandia and the Power of One are perhaps that best books/novels that I have read /listened to so far. At the end of these two books, I feel a deep love for Africa itself and feel as if the lead character PeeKay is someone I really know. The author has a wonderful way of describing about the native customs/beliefs of Africa with respect and without trivialising them. This is rare as most westerner academics/authors who study non-western customs rarely understand them and frequently trivialize them using their limited knowledge. Obviously, the author, Bryce Courtenay, is a real son of Africa, just like how PeeKay is potrayed.
The narrator deserves a special mention. I dont think I would have enjoyed this book as well as I did if I read it off a book. The different voices and tones and accent that Humphrey Bower uses throughout the two books is really entertaining.
I for sure will listen to more books from this Author-Narrator combo both for content and entertainment.
Not familiar with the author, I bought this one on the basis of other reviews. I was not the least bit disappointed. While the book is emotionally difficult at points, and quite graphic, it is beautiful, informative, and very compelling. The narrator does an exceptional job, and I am sorry to have it end.
This was just a great book. It was my first Bryce Courtney book but it won't be my last. Such rich full character and the reader was very good. I have recommended this book to others as it should appeal to all.
I have long since been a fan of Courtenay and this was no exception to his brilliant work! It was captivating and moving and I couldn't stop listening to it!
less busy with subjects. more on character focus
not much . he s done other BC stories
I've listened to it three times already and will probably listen to it again.
The Power of One (another Bryce Courtenay classic) is just as good (if not better)
Great narration technique
Absolutely. I lost hours of sleep as I kept extending the sleep timer on my IPAD for another hour instead of stopping to listen and trying to get so sleep.
Riveting story. A must read if you enjoy Bryce Courtenay's brilliant mind.
Avid reader through college now with no time to read. Audiobooks saved my life!
The power of one is a great book with a somewhat weak ending. Tandia picks up where it leaves off and if you are to believe the authors notes in the beginning, promises to carry that story to a glorious conclusion. Never before have I been so let down by an author and a story. About 1/2 of the way through this book the entire pacing changes and all that made the first book and the first part of this one is gone. And my God the end... So amazingly, terribly bad. Sorry Bryce, I know you can't fix it now but you took what could have been my all time favorite story and totally ruined it. Damn.
I loved Power of One and was disappointed when it ended. I was hapy to learn that the story continued. Although not quite as good, i enjoyed this book very much. Sames talented narrator. I could listen to him forever.
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