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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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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)

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"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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    DebG 10-06-10
    DebG 10-06-10 Member Since 2002

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    "awesome"

    I really loved the first book from this author, The Power of One, so I had to get this one. I thought that this was EVEN better! If you haven't listened to either, start with the first one and move to this - that way you can follow the characters. This story was true to life with the history of the apartheid. Enjoy!

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    Kathleen Wailuku, HI, United States 09-18-10
    Kathleen Wailuku, HI, United States 09-18-10 Member Since 2005
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    "a disappointing sequel"

    After loving "The Power of One" I was eager to find out what happened to the characters. Tandia introduces more characters and does tell you what happened to them, but it lacked something. Maybe it was the personal connection the author had with Peekay in the first book--and Peekay's later life story too much a departure from the author's life. Or maybe Courtenay simply couldn't identify as closely with Tandia.

    However, I continue to be in awe of Humphrey Bower's narrative skills. It was due solely to his narration of "Shantaram" that I got "Power of One" and I'm glad I did. I almost gave up after Courtenay disappointed me with "Tandia" but I'm currently listening to "The Potato Factory", and it's another winner by Courtenay.

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    Sherry 03-13-10
    Sherry 03-13-10
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    "The author and the reader"

    Bruce Courtenay is a consumate writer ! He has opened my life to subjects I only knew from reading histories and the characters are rich in detail with intimate details of life. The great dramas are tempored by wonderful humor. The reader of all his books so far, Humphrey Bower, is a truly gifted linquist and dialoque actor, one of the greats. This book and his others are a truely important part of my collection.

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    Ann Chittum 01-19-10
    Ann Chittum 01-19-10 Member Since 2008
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    "kept my interest"

    This was not as good as the original, "The Power of One", but I still enjoyed listening to it. Sad, though.

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    Amanda Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 07-16-09
    Amanda Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 07-16-09
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    "Fabulous Read"

    Loved it just as much as the Power of One... what a story! Bryce Courtney is amazing and the reader just as great!

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    Bob Takoma Park, MD, United States 06-22-09
    Bob Takoma Park, MD, United States 06-22-09 Member Since 2005
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    "The Tadpole Angel Grows Up"

    Courtenay broadens the scope of the story that began in the stirring The Power of One to take on the repression and tragedy of apartheid. As he does so, the weight and integrity of his fiction thins.
    It is still a good - and occasionally great - story, and it is helped immeasurably by the superb narrator Humphrey Bowers. But the author tries to cover so much ground, with so many characters over so many years that some narrative power is sacrificed.
    This starts with the title character - the story begins with a tight focus on the 15-year old girl, already a pariah of sorts and abruptly an outcast with the death of her Indian father. Halfway through the novel, she becomes more a symbol than a real character. When it is mentioned in an aside that she has become a "chain-smoking" lawyer, tough in court, it felt wrong. Little of this transformation had been explored by the author, who had gone on to other story lines (in contrast to the early minute-by-minute scrutiny of her life).
    The book really is about Peekay, and he remains a fascinating character, though as the story stretches out, he does seem just too good to be true. Just as the litany of his boxing triumphs become a blur, his later adventures telescope into a list.
    There are loads of rich characters - among them the Nelson Mandela-like Gideon, and the complex brothel matron Mama Tequila and Tandia's guardian angel, Juicy Fruit Mambo.
    And a great, well-developed, not entirely one-dimensional villian, Jannie Geldenhuis. It was curious that I heard no mention in this book of Jannie and PeeKay's rivalry (and hear-friendship) that was one of the story lines of the first book.

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    Sarah Layton, UT, USA 12-09-07
    Sarah Layton, UT, USA 12-09-07 Member Since 2010
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    "LONG!!!"

    I love the novel preceding this book. It told a story straight and direct. This sequel to Power of One was LONG! It bounced all over the place through out. It is a good books and tells a story of racial injustice...but it was LONG!!!!

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    gillianmb 06-14-07
    gillianmb 06-14-07
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    "narration is wonderful"

    I bought this book because i loved the first one, the Power of One, but most of all because the narrator makes me believe that each of the characters is real, and you know instantly which character is speaking.

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    Christine Lakewood, CO, USA 04-09-07
    Christine Lakewood, CO, USA 04-09-07
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    "Compelling"

    Brother Fish was my first Courtenay book and I've joyfully consummed his library ever since. Like so many of his books, Tandia is a continuation of another story, delving deeper into the culture and history of South Africa. Mr. Bower is a superb narrator with a variety of dialects and intonations. Keep writing Mr. Courtenay and keep narrating Mr. Bower!

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    Herb arcadia, CA, USA 04-08-07
    Herb arcadia, CA, USA 04-08-07
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    "Tandia"

    excellent book and expertly narrated...if you're looking for a thriller with much suspense, excitement, and substance, this is it..it is a good look at south africa at the time of apartheid...although over 20hrs., did not want it to end...

    only con was the ending which I would have preferred different

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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