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  • Indian Horse

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Richard Wagamese
  • Narrated by: Jason Ryll
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 294

Saul Indian Horse is in critical condition. Sitting feeble in an alcoholism treatment facility, he is told that sharing his story will help relieve his agony. Though skeptical, he embarks on a heartbreaking journey from the present - and into the woods of Northern Ontario, where his life began in a snowy Ojibway camp. The tale that follows is one of great pain and great determination from Richard Wagamese, an author who "never seems to waste a shot" ( New York Times).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching and Humbling

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-11

Incredible story, so well narrated

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-21

It takes a true storyteller to weave so much underlying emotion with so few emotional words used. The quiet and empty spaces leave one holding one’s breath.

I can’t recommend this audiobook highly enough. Although there is quite a bit of hockey talk, it is essential to the story. It is told in such a way that it rekindles a passion that might have been forgotten or overlooked.

The narration was the frosting on this particular cake. It brought the whole thing to life, giving it soul. I was disappointed when the story ended and I knew that this was a tale that had not only enlightened me, but had touched my heart.

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,462

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. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

Incredible story

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-17

This audiobook is beautifully narrated by Trevor himself. This means that every nuance and emotion is perfectly conveyed. It is a story that many are familiar with. Trevor, however, was blessed with an exceptional mother. She gave him her all, as only an enlightened mother can do. In many respects, this is a tribute to her.

Trevor’s mastery of storytelling shines through. Being able to hear the story told “out loud” adds colour and texture that reading wouldn’t be able to give. In short, I was blown away. Not only does the story touch my heart deeply, but I have become a huge fan of the medium of audiobooks.