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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 1,416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,299

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

Most Fiction-like NonFiction you'll ever listen to

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

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

Hearing about the experiences of living in South Africa, confirming and eradicating some of the stereotypes I've heard.

What did you like best about this story?

Nothing was overexaggerated, just presented exactly how it happened.

What about Trevor Noah’s performance did you like?

Trevors narration make's you feel as if though you're being told a story by every character he imitates. There lies such genuineness and intrigue in each word, it'll feel like licking food off your fingers after eating the most delicious thing you've ever eaten.

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

I laughed every chapter, and cried for the last.

Any additional comments?

Best book I've listened to for the year. I Highly Recommend!

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