Born a Crime : Stories From a South African Childhood
Book on CD - 2016 BOCD 791.45 No, Adult BOCD / Nonfiction / Biography / Noah, Trevor None on shelf 12 requests on 10 copies
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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.
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Must READ/Listen submitted by debby on June 3, 2017, 4:53am Fascinating autobiography well written and well spoken.
Born A Crime submitted by SBNB on July 17, 2017, 8:01pm This book is amazing. We listened to it on our family road trip and loved it. Trevor Noah reads it, and it honestly wouldn't have been nearly as good if someone else had. The book is funny, dark, extremely informative and looks deeply at the issues of race and racism, abuse and domestic violence, and poverty and social justice. It's amazing. I don't remember the last time I finished a book and wanted to start right over again at the beginning.
submitted by saturn on August 2, 2017, 11:52pm
This is the best audio book I have heard in years. Funny, poignant, shocking, thought provoking. Trevor Noah brings an interesting perspective to some pretty heavy topics (apartheid, race relations, domestic violence) and then somehow manages to be brutally funny at the same time.
One of the things that really stood out to me was how good the author is at storytelling. His stories just come together so deliciously... There was one point in the book where a story was unfolding with such hilarious potential that I was giddy looking forward to hearing the conclusion.
In summary, this audio book is fantastic!
Re-listened immediately after listening to it the first time! submitted by amk08 on June 21, 2018, 4:40pm A great book!! Loved that is it read by the author. Trevor adds wonderful descriptions and emotion to his story. Found myself sitting in the car, long after reaching my destination, because I was so enthralled in the story!
Amazing listen! submitted by Lucy S on July 2, 2018, 3:59pm This was a highly entertaining and at times very moving audiobook. The author's narration really enhances the story. I was so engaged and found every excuse to get back to it.
Finished it within a week! submitted by parlettes on July 23, 2018, 11:57am Listening to Trevor tell his stories is definitely the way to go. He is emotive and exciting - not to mention that he is able to pronounce everything as it should be, which another reader may mangle. His descriptions are entertaining and present heavy topics (race, apartheid, domestic violence) in a way that listeners can understand clearly without being sugar coated. He talks about his embarrassing and "aha!" moments in funny but poignant chapters. I would find myself sitting in my car a few extra minute to just finish a chapter.
Great story told by Trevor submitted by email@example.com on July 25, 2018, 10:31pm Trevor has an amazing story, each individual chapter as well as the entire memoir. The audiobook is more satisfying especially because he knows the languages and can pronounce everything correctly.
Grand Haven, MI : distributed by Recorded Books, 2016.
Year Published: 2016
Description: 7 audio discs (528 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Format: Book on CD
Noah, Trevor, -- 1984-
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Comedians -- South Africa -- Biography.
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.