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Tandia Audiobook

Tandia

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Publisher's Summary

Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

©1992 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pyt Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia)

What the Critics Say

"Humphrey Bower is brilliant....[Tandia] will resonate in the hearts and minds of listeners long after the final chapter." (AudioFile Magazine )

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    Cynthia K New York State, USA 05-20-07
    Cynthia K New York State, USA 05-20-07
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    "Entertaining and extraordinary"

    Not familiar with the author, I bought this one on the basis of other reviews. I was not the least bit disappointed. While the book is emotionally difficult at points, and quite graphic, it is beautiful, informative, and very compelling. The narrator does an exceptional job, and I am sorry to have it end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Collinsville, IL, USA 04-19-07
    Barbara Collinsville, IL, USA 04-19-07
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    "Tandia"

    This was just a great book. It was my first Bryce Courtney book but it won't be my last. Such rich full character and the reader was very good. I have recommended this book to others as it should appeal to all.

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    Jennifer Leander, TX, USA 07-02-08
    Jennifer Leander, TX, USA 07-02-08
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    "Excellent"

    This was a really great follow up to Power of One. I couldn't turn it off. The narration is great- the accents make it come alive.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. McGuire 03-20-06
    M. McGuire 03-20-06 Listener Since 2006

    Megan McGuire

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    "Excellent! Highly Recommended"

    I have long since been a fan of Courtenay and this was no exception to his brilliant work! It was captivating and moving and I couldn't stop listening to it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley 05-24-17
    Shirley 05-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic book"

    Compelling and compassionate full of passion...unable to stop listening. Makes you cry and laugh and sing 👍👍

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    Mountain Girl 04-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it. Great reading by Mr. Bowers."

    Read The Power of One first. All of Courtnay's books are fabulous. This is a good place to start.

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    Kristen 03-10-17
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    "such a wonderful story"

    The writing is phenomenal and the narration is also great. a continuation of the Power of One has a wonderful story about South African Apartheid

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    menary kitchen 11-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "worth reading"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    less busy with subjects. more on character focus


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    ?


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    not much . he s done other BC stories


    Was Tandia worth the listening time?

    yes


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    AndrewLen Victoria, Australia 11-19-16
    AndrewLen Victoria, Australia 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great novel by Bryce Courtenay"
    Would you listen to Tandia again? Why?

    I've listened to it three times already and will probably listen to it again.


    What other book might you compare Tandia to and why?

    The Power of One (another Bryce Courtenay classic) is just as good (if not better)


    What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great narration technique


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. I lost hours of sleep as I kept extending the sleep timer on my IPAD for another hour instead of stopping to listen and trying to get so sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    Riveting story. A must read if you enjoy Bryce Courtenay's brilliant mind.

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    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 11-14-16
    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 11-14-16 Member Since 2017

    Avid reader through college now with no time to read. Audiobooks saved my life!

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    "How terribly disappointed I am"

    The power of one is a great book with a somewhat weak ending. Tandia picks up where it leaves off and if you are to believe the authors notes in the beginning, promises to carry that story to a glorious conclusion. Never before have I been so let down by an author and a story. About 1/2 of the way through this book the entire pacing changes and all that made the first book and the first part of this one is gone. And my God the end... So amazingly, terribly bad. Sorry Bryce, I know you can't fix it now but you took what could have been my all time favorite story and totally ruined it. Damn.

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