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Ramsey, MN
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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 129,903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120,150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119,587

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Disjointed and Unsatisfying

  • By Elliot S. Werk on 12-13-18

Struggled to finish

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

The author read this audiobook himself, and he did a fantastic job. The story was interesting, but a bit disjointed. The overuse of swear words as adjectives took away from the flow of the story.
He did however do a great job of making his mom the hero of the story, and in doing so he brought her honor. I listen to most audiobooks at least two if not three times, but once was enough for me with this one.

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