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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 126,422
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116,974
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116,423

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
  • I didn’t hate it

  • By MerBear1981 on 04-18-19

eye opening

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

Loved it. Tragedy told through a humorous lens. America needs more people like Trevor Noah.

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  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,361

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Small doses.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

I love Jenny Lawson. Sometimes her ramblings take me too far off topic; perhaps that's the goal? In any case, I could listen to her talk all day. For my own mental health I had to take this one in small doses though.

62 of 64 people found this review helpful