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Tandia

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1992 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pyt Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia)

What the Critics Say

"Humphrey Bower is brilliant....[Tandia] will resonate in the hearts and minds of listeners long after the final chapter." (AudioFile Magazine )

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    05-26-07
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    "awesome book!"

    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.

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    Cynthia K New York State, USA 05-20-07
    Cynthia K New York State, USA 05-20-07
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    "Entertaining and extraordinary"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Collinsville, IL, USA 04-19-07
    Barbara Collinsville, IL, USA 04-19-07
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    "Tandia"

    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.

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    Jennifer Leander, TX, USA 07-02-08
    Jennifer Leander, TX, USA 07-02-08
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    "Excellent"

    This was a really great follow up to Power of One. I couldn't turn it off. The narration is great- the accents make it come alive.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. McGuire 03-20-06
    M. McGuire 03-20-06 Listener Since 2006

    Megan McGuire

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    "Excellent! Highly Recommended"

    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!

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    menary kitchen 11-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "worth reading"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    less busy with subjects. more on character focus


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    ?


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    not much . he s done other BC stories


    Was Tandia worth the listening time?

    yes


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    AndrewLen Victoria, Australia 11-19-16
    AndrewLen Victoria, Australia 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great novel by Bryce Courtenay"
    Would you listen to Tandia again? Why?

    I've listened to it three times already and will probably listen to it again.


    What other book might you compare Tandia to and why?

    The Power of One (another Bryce Courtenay classic) is just as good (if not better)


    What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great narration technique


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Riveting story. A must read if you enjoy Bryce Courtenay's brilliant mind.

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    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 11-14-16
    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 11-14-16 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader through college now with no time to read. Audiobooks saved my life!

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    "How terribly disappointed I am"

    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.

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    lewis Portsmouth, VA, United States 11-12-16
    lewis Portsmouth, VA, United States 11-12-16
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    This book is excellent the reader is excellent in the story is wonderful I love all his books

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    Julie A. Schwartz 09-25-16
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    "a good listen"

    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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