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  • The Power of One

  • Young Readers' Edition
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the welterweight champion of the world. Peekay starts to take boxing lessons, makes new friends, collects cacti, and plays the piano. Above all, he learns to think with his head and then with his heart. Peekay discovers that nothing can defeat the determination to be true to yourself: This is the power of one.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted by poor rendition of the South African accent

  • By Terry on 05-17-16

Good for high school students.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Coming of age story and valuable life lessons are geared more to high school readers.

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