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.
©1989 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
The reader did a good job with different voices for the characters.
An interesting read. I plan to listen to all of his books. I'm not listening to his second one and it is very good.
Whitethorn, as that book was similar to the power of one
The different excents he puts on He is excellent
Yes, the last chapter
Bryce Courtney has some excellent books and I have put 2 more in my wish list
susan fine shoe crazy
when Doc died
when his boxing career started and the respect he got from the africans
no better title
will research more of Bryce's books this is my 4th so far loved potatoe factory Tomo and Hawk and Solomens song
I laughed. I cried. This terrific story was exceeded only by the perfection of the performance of the narrator.
Boy become Man
A distinction between characters. He makes it feel like you are listening to a movie and it lets the picture form in your mind.
I really wouldn't rename it - it is really the story of how this boy give hope and excitement...
The in depth of the story tell, made me feel like I was there.
Love listening to Humphrey Bowers narrating, very easy to listen to.
Really engaging story about a little boy in South Africa. I knew very little about South Africa's history so I found I learned a lot about the culture and the struggles that led up to Apartheid. I immediately purchased the sequel!
I've read the book before but Bower does an amazing job of bringing South African dialect to life. The story is engaging and illuminating, I suggest it to anybody.
Yes, it is a positive and enlightening story that should be the basis for a modern thinker raising the next generation. Heroic in scale, yet the only superpower is mindful determination.
The wonder as you see the mystique of a mind being built, and the effect of a single mind's effect on the world.
I have not listened to other books of his, but I will now.
Doc is the inspirational figure in this tale for me. I could see other characters that I would love to listen to over dinner, but the man that taught Peekay to think... that is a man that offers true power and wisdom.
This is not written as a first book. This is a novel many try to achieve writing once in their life. It is an aw inspiring heroic tale of an ordinary boy that should have never been on anyone's radar, but became larger than life as life hits him and he trudges forward.
I read this book 15 years ago and loved it. The performance of the book was very good and did not dissapoint me.
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