Born a Crime Audiobook by Trevor Noah (free)

Born a Crime Audiobook by Trevor Noah

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-15-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios

Editorial Reviews


Editors Select, November 2016 - Just as fans of The Daily Show weren't quite sure what to expect
when he was announced as the show's new host, I started Born a Crime not really knowing what I'd
find in Noah's book. Comedy? Political and social commentary? Sure, but not in the way I expected.
Instead, I was given so much more. Noah's story is intertwined with the final years and aftermath of
apartheid-era South Africa. It's a story that begins with Noah's mother throwing him from a moving car
to avoid a potentially fatal dispute with gangsters and follows the comedian's path to self-discovery amid
episodes both bittersweet and comical. It's eloquent and touching and funny and made all the better with
his reading, especially as he recounts anecdotes involving his mother -
the true show stealer - and delivers clever turns of phrase as only a top-notch comic and storyteller can.
 —Doug, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary


Highest-rated new book of 2016 by Audible customers
Winner: Audible's Best of 2016 - Celebrity Memoirs
Trevor Noah, one of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars and host of The Daily Show, tells his wild
coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom
that followed. In this Audible Studios production, Noah provides something deeper than traditional
memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in
our lives.
"Nelson Mandela once said, 'If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.' He was so right. When you make the effort to
speak someone else's language, even if it's just basic phrases here and there, you are saying to them,
'I understand that you have a culture and identity that exists beyond me. I see you as a human being.'"

(Trevor Noah)
Attuned to the power of language at a young age - as a means of acceptance and influence in a country
divided, then subdivided, into groups at odds with one another - Noah's raw, personal journey becomes
something extraordinary in audio: a true testament to the power of storytelling. With brutal honesty and
piercing wit, he forgoes an ordinary reading and, instead, delivers something more intimate, sharing his
story with the openness and candor of a close friend. His chameleon-like ability to mimic accents and
dialects, to shift effortlessly between languages including English, Xhosa, and Zulu, and to embody
characters throughout his childhood - his mother, his gran, his schoolmates, first crushes and
infatuations - brings each memory to life in vivid detail. Hearing him directly, you're reminded of
the gift inherent in telling one's story and having it heard; of connecting with another, and seeing
them as a human being.
The stories Noah tells are by turns hilarious, bizarre, tender, dark, and poignant - subsisting on
caterpillars during months of extreme poverty, making comically pitiful attempts at teenage romance in a
color-obsessed world, thrown into jail as the hapless fall guy for a crime he didn't commit, thrown by his
mother from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters, and more.
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Critic Reviews

"Comedian Trevor Noah's stories of growing up in South Africa are vivid, sometimes harrowing, and often
laugh-out-loud funny. The bonus of audio is that listeners get to HEAR Noah tell these stories in his South
 African-accented English, as well as hear him speak snippets of various other South African languages.
Noah (who succeeded Jon Stewart as the host of 'The Daily Show') is a natural storyteller - skilled,
engaging, and relatable.... Noah's narration offers insights and intimacy." ( AudioFile)
"The author’s gift for vocal impersonation elevates the audio version into something even more splendid
than an already terrific memoir.” - The Washington Post

Born a Crime Audiobook by Trevor Noah

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