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Tandia | [Bryce Courtenay]

Tandia

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.
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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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    Barry Playa Del Rey, CA, United States 10-01-12
    Barry Playa Del Rey, CA, United States 10-01-12
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    "What a great book."
    If you could sum up Tandia in three words, what would they be?

    Epic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tandia?

    The entire book


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

    The Power of One, just as unbelievable as this one ...


    Who was the most memorable character of Tandia and why?

    Tandia herself, because of the hardship she had to endure.


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    Kathleen Zinskie 08-22-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great follow-up to The Power of One"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audio book. The story picks up right where The Power of One left off--the narrator is, again, brilliant and makes the story comes alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Doc -- absolutle!


    Which character ??? as performed by Humphrey Bower ??? was your favorite?

    They were all wonderfully portrayed. I guess my favorite was Doc.


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

    I would take Peekay and Tandia together so they could have some quality time with each other!


    Any additional comments?

    This book comes alive with the narration. I got a good sense of South Africa during apartheid and how it affected everyone's lives.

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    Jon Balwyn North, Australia 08-08-12
    Jon Balwyn North, Australia 08-08-12

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    "Wonderful story; beautiful performance."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tandia to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the book enormously, many years ago. I enjoyed this performance of the book just as well - which is high praise indeed.


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

    The Power of One. Also magnificent!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An African story; a human story; a great story.


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    Hilary Taylors Lakes, Australia 07-30-12
    Hilary Taylors Lakes, Australia 07-30-12
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    "Full Circle"
    Where does Tandia rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is by far one of my favourites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that it is the sequel to the Power of One and follows the story of one boy into adulthood while expanding into different characters and storylines. It is set in a really interesting and dreadful time in South Africa's history, to read or hear this book is to really imagine what it was like at the time.


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    He is fantastic, enough said.


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

    Yes. and for 26 hours, that is a big ask.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 07-29-12
    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 07-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great sequel to Power of One"

    As good as Power of One, perhaps better even. I can't decide, but i almost think i liked Tandia more. I especially enjoyed the characters of Mama Tequila and Juicyfruit Mambo. Loved them! Great story.

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    Wendy Australia 07-29-12
    Wendy Australia 07-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "AWESOME, absolutely loved this bood"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it is a most entertaining book. I looked forward to listening to this every night


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tandia?

    When Tandia told PK she loved him


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

    Yes I listened to The Power of One and it was also just as good, i would rate them both the same - Fantastic


    Who was the most memorable character of Tandia and why?

    Mamma Tequilla because she was such a colourful character


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    Mr Clyde 06-21-12
    Mr Clyde 06-21-12
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    "This author and reader never a dissapointment"

    I have read (or Listened) to all of this authors books and was thrilled with every one.

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    Annie 05-29-12
    Annie 05-29-12 Member Since 2014

    Rather adorable.

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    "Bryce and Humphry - a one, two punch combo."

    Loved it. Not quite as much as "power of one" but it was well worth the read. I loved the story of peekay continuing. This book has its share of profanity and also some difficult scenes involving rape and abuse. If you were ok to read the "dragon tattoo" series of books then you can easily handle the scenes in Tandia.
    Bottom line I loved "Power of one" and "Tandia" .

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    Dr Grim 05-24-12
    Dr Grim 05-24-12
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you try another book from Bryce Courtenay and/or Humphrey Bower?

    perhaps, but I'd be very wary


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The characterizations were good, but the exaggerated emphasis indicating shouting was far too prevalent


    Any additional comments?

    Even with all of the words, the book seemed like more of an outline than a novel. The characters are never truly developed. fortunately the characters of Peekay and Hymie are established from the first book. This was really a disappointment. On the other hand, many never have a book as good as The Power of One.

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    bestuvall 04-27-12
    bestuvall 04-27-12

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    "wonderful writing and fantastic narration"

    loved the ending to the Power Og One.. narration of .. well shocking.. how does he do it? switching from Irish to Indian to Boer in less than two minutes of reading. PeeKay is a wonderful character..one who can box and practice law at the same time.. listening is great but I have to pick up the book to see how you spell unshobie shobie ungelosi and I want to hear the Africans sing.. Courtenay and Bower make tears come to your eyes.. so be careful driving and listening.. fabulous. wonderful, enchanting all rolled into one..you won't be sorry.. but get The Power of One first.

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