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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,290

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative

  • By Crystal on 04-11-17

What a fantastic book!

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Reviewed: 03-18-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to others I liked how humour was woven into such serious themes of poverty, domestic violence and racial discrimination.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Trevor's mother. She was a woman of substance. A woman of great strength and faith which saved her in the end. What a life!

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

Yes, I have subscribed to Trevor's daily Show. It is the last thing I watch on my phone before I go to sleep every night. I think its good to go to sleep laughing. Now I understand Trevor better and love him even more. I understand he visited my country Trinidad some months ago,(Feb 2018) How I would have loved to meet him.

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

No, I rather take it in pieces and that's how I listened to it. I chose to savour every bit of it. I did not want it to end. It was good that Trevor read it himself.

Any additional comments?

It was also very informative since I was able to learn about African culture during apartheid. I can't wait for the movie.

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