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Anne M. Leckie

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great!

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

Reviewed: 2020-02-05

the story is always good, the narration so great. the Alanson/Bray combination is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

how did this win a giller prize?

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

Reviewed: 2020-01-27

This book is a waster of time. The story simply does not develop, there is no real theme, other than sexually frustrated/deviant men who are loosely associated with each other who have no apparent redeeming features for the entire book, and a woman whose life is impacted by their abuse who has no idea how to deal with it or get out of it. Very depressing, boring, beginning to end there is just nothing here......multiple generations of perverts. I was hoping there was something going to happen or some but......nothing.

such a great performance

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-28

OMG this is like listening to a one man show. so well read, so funny, the story is a bit repetitive but it is a lot of fun! the reader is just fantastic, accents, language, so perfect, i feel like we have become friends! will. miss him when we done.

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Trevor Noah

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-07

This is a book of short stories, they don't always go in chronological order, which is OK, but then there is need for more explanation that sometimes you already know. The stories are similar, about life with mother under an difficult regime, well told, you get to know the characters. The issue with the book is that you never get too far from the author's ego, he tries to self deprecate, as though he has learned that he isn't as special as he once thought he was.....but it is pretty obvious that he is still pretty self absorbed and that a childhood with bullies and being a bad boy are somehow an experience unique to him because it happened in the backdrop of South Africa. Many of the stories about childhood behaviour are multicultural and could have happened to anyone in most places. Trevor Noah had a special place as a person of mixed race in South Africa, for sure, he lived there in a difficult time.....but a little humility would go a long way.