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The Power of One Audiobook

The Power of One

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Why You Should Download This Audiobook: Good character dramas are best shared with others, like good wine on special occasions. Bryce Courtenay's wonderful story of a child coming of age in a country ripped apart by racism is such a vintage—rich and complex, an experience you'll want to talk about long after the last words are spoken.

Publisher's Summary

"First with your head and then with your heart." So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life.

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

©1989 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Pat Pottery Chaska Minnesota 05-21-15
    Pat Pottery Chaska Minnesota 05-21-15 Member Since 2015

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    A great book! A must read or listen!
    I highly recommend it and other books by this author.

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    RPV 05-19-15
    RPV 05-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic read. Full of inspiration."

    My favourite book of all time, lost nothing in its telling in the audible format. Possibly even enhanced.

    Such a great book full of character(s) and lessons.

    Makes you want to both travel to Africa and try everything that you can in your life.

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    Love to people in this book. Had a great time with this book. And best of all is the narrator.

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    Janell 05-12-15
    Janell 05-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my all time favorites!"

    Perfect read for any age. Makes you question what you are really made of and also how you have become.

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    NR 05-08-15
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    "Simply amazing!"

    The writer inspires a deep love for the characters in the book that are for good and an equally deep dislike for those that are for evil. I laughed and cried and have decided to tell everyone i meet to read it .
    Just wish the ending had more details.
    Humphrey bower - i love !!!

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    Joanna 05-06-15
    Joanna 05-06-15 Member Since 2011
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    "What a journey!"

    This story consumed and mesmerized me
    From beginning to end.
    Brilliantly performed.
    What I cannot stand is that it's over.
    Wish I was starting on this journey all over
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    Maurice R. 04-28-15
    Maurice R. 04-28-15
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    My roommate had been nagging me to join audible to specifically listen to this book. I can't thank him enough, the power of one gives you perspectives and characters to reference from for the rest of your life.

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    Kathleen Carey Chicago, IL 04-27-15
    Kathleen Carey Chicago, IL 04-27-15
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    "Good for required reading"

    This book is not something I would usually pick up on my own, but it was an enjoyable read. Though the first few chapters are slow, it picks up by chapter 5 and continues to get better by the page.
    This recording of the book is quite good. The narrator uses accents accurately and effectively to decrease confusion about characters.
    Overall, it was better than I thought it would be.

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    Richard M. Duffy 04-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    I loved the book but did not like the ending. Too contrived for my tastes. Narration was outstanding, a work of art in and of itself.

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    Everyone should be required to read this book. This book will inspire you captivate you and will give you insight into a life you will never know. Loved it

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