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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 96,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88,943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,526

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

'Must Listen,' even if you don't know Trevor Noah

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

What did you like best about this story?

Whether you watch Trevor Noah on TV or not, this is not only a well-written biography but a wonderfully read one. His South African accent is clear, his characters and dialogues are terrific, and his life story is painfully but beautifully told. Open yourself to a reality that is not so far in the past - Noah's growing up as a mixed race child in apartheid South Africa. Really. This one lives up to the hype. It's a genuinely wonderful book and performance.

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  • Vicious Circle

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Pickett returns! Terrific mystery!

  • By MidwestGeek on 04-03-17

Skip this C.J. Box

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Would you try another book from C. J. Box and/or David Chandler?

I've enjoyed so many of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett novels. This one seemed like he just got out some old plot elements, reinvigorated characters he knows his listeners enjoy, and spread them around a bit in a "new" novel. If you are new to Box, skip this one and start at the beginning. Wondering whether to add this to your collection? Not recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful