Kym Rice

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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 109,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,571

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting something else

  • By Betsy S. on 10-15-17

Love, love, love!

5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-24-17

What made the experience of listening to Born a Crime the most enjoyable?

Not only is Noah an amazing narrator, the story of his growing up in South Africa is fascinating. His loving portrait of his eccentric (by my standards) mother is especially vivid.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a very personal story that provides great insight into Trevor Noah himself as well as the life of a multi-race individual coming of age in modern South Africa.

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

I had heard him once or twice on tv.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I recently visited South Africa and the book explains a lot. I wish I'd read it first!

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  • She Made Me Laugh

  • My Friend Nora Ephron
  • By: Richard Cohen
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Award-winning journalist Richard Cohen, wrote this about his "third-person memoir": "I call this book a third-person memoir. It is about my closest friend, Nora Ephron, and the lives we lived together and how her life got to be bigger until, finally, she wrote her last work, the play, Lucky Guy, about a newspaper columnist dying of cancer while she herself was dying of cancer. I have interviewed many of her other friends - Mike Nichols, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Arianna Huffington.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my thoughts of Cohen. I think he was unlove .

  • By judy on 07-15-18

Nora the Magnificent!

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Reviewed: 11-15-16

This warm and loving account of Nora Ephron will delight her fans. I throughly enjoyed every minute of it. It is brimming with insights about her writing and her life.

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