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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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
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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!

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    J. Edwards 11-14-17
    J. Edwards 11-14-17
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    "Slow start, big story"

    I struggled to connect with this story ti begin with but once the characters were set it totally involved me

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    Cat London 10-12-17
    Cat London 10-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "No comparison to the original"

    Humphrey Bower's reading was excellent but the book has very little of the power of The Power of One. Peekay is not the hero he was, and the character of Tandia, which had so much potential, is eventually reduced to a bland love interest. I was so disappointed by this book and struggled to finish it, succeeding only out of a sense of obligation.

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    Amazon Customer 08-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "what an excellent book."

    This is one of my favorite stories. Cringed and cried and laughed and cheered for the characters. a great follow up to the power of one. thank you Mr courtenay.

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    Mia Wilkinson 07-06-17
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    "Not what I expected"

    I love Bryce Courtenay's other books and am interested in South Africa do was optimistic about the book but it is mostly about boxing which holds no appeal to me.

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    Sabine Sellers 07-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely fantastic!"

    I could not possibly recommend this more! It is now a life-long favorite next to the Power of One. I read the Courtenay's first work twice, both as a teenager and adult, and I did not know there was a sequal. Having had the chance to listen to Tandia and the continuation of one of my favorite stories, I cannot say enough good things. Courtenay's writing is so colorful (no pun intended) and imaginative; the verisimilitude is uncanny. And the performance by Bower is simply extraordinary! He mirrors each character's accents, nailing them even in the most difficult like Tandia's part Indian/South African English, and he being the essence of each character to life. Though brutal and sometimes extremely difficult to listen to, the beautiful story is one that I could listen to again and again!

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    Linda 06-16-17
    Linda 06-16-17
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    "Fascinating and compelling"

    Great story. entertainibg and instructve. hard to put down. the narrator is also wonderful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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