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Download The Power of One: Young Readers' Edition Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Power of One: Young Readers Edition (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Bryce Courtenay
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (30,706 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bryce Courtenay Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the welterweight champion of the world. Peekay starts to take boxing lessons, makes new friends, collects cacti, and plays the piano. Above all, he learns to think with his head and then with his heart. Peekay discovers that nothing can defeat the determination to be true to yourself: This is the power of one.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Boyle | 2/20/2014

    " Awesome story, read it a long time ago and plan on rereading it soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/16/2014

    " Wow... This book is completely amazing. It has to be my favorite book, and I just want to read it again and again! Some parts made me laugh and the others touched me. I loved all the lessons and concepts this book presented, and the journey of Peekay throughout the story captivated me and was amazing- a cool thought. the characters were also amazing, and I didn't see the ending coming, but I liked the middle of the book better. Still my new favorite book. I even liked the boxing part- I woudn't think that I would like this book, but the combination of everything was superb. Everyone has to read it. Now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Rosen | 2/5/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book, except for the ending. It was about how we choose to live our lives, morally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 1/31/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Grant | 1/27/2014

    " Brilliant novel. One of the best novels I have ever read. Simply perfect. If this book doesn't inspire the hell out of you and bring a tear or two to your eyes; Guess what? Your dead!! Read this one and you won't be disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matte | 1/26/2014

    " I'm not sure how I feel about this book; there were times when I really liked it and points where I really felt like I had to make an effort to keep reading it, and it was only the memory of having enjoyed it before that kept me going, but I have to say it was largely worth the effort to keep going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 1/19/2014

    " I already did twice now, tell you abt it. It's absolutely the greatest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara Arzamendia | 1/17/2014

    " I loved this book and actually loved the movie just as much. Great read, very inspiring. But I liked inspiring books where the person overcomes some sort of adversity and all ends well with lots of hope and fuzzy feelings for the future. This may not be the best for realists out there.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 1/16/2014

    " I'd give it an extra half star if it was an option. It was good and kept me reading but didn't rock my world. I accidentally checked out the young reader's edition, so I wonder if I had the unabridged version if I would have liked it better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy | 12/22/2013

    " This most unlikely story turned out to be one of my favorite books in recent years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayden | 12/21/2013

    " Outstanding! This is the first of many of Bryce Courtenay's books that I have read and it will remain with me for a long, long time. Courtenay combines wit, humor, drama, suspense and intrigue with impeccable research. He should be better known in the US. I am a huge fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss Melly | 12/21/2013

    " Superb. Twenty years later and I still remember how brilliant this was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Grainger | 12/20/2013

    " I love this book. If I had a thousand copies, I would make it my life's work to give one to someone every day. It is just that good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rupali | 12/14/2013

    " Can't put this book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trent Emery | 12/12/2013

    " Read this as a teenager and really enjoyed the movie with morgan freeman in it. Great read anytime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ifrah | 12/4/2013

    " The Power of One was a very emotional and inspirational read. The story of Peekay is inspiring, and the writer has used beautiful wording to describe the events that unfold in this wonderful, empowering, read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Polsby | 10/25/2013

    " Loved this book. Had read it probably 20 years ago and loved it then, according to my now adult son. Wonderful story of a boy in South Africa who wants to become the Welterweight boxing champion of the world. Hard to describe its delightful style. Recommend highly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/13/2013

    " A long winded, self-involved book about boxing and life lessons. The end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Wen | 9/23/2013

    " Must read for anyone in their teenage years. Most memorable book of my teenage life. This is not a chick flick or some sort of trashy teen novel. It provokes you to consider how determination and perseverance is defined in SA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracylew | 9/22/2013

    " Loved this book until Part Three and then it was ruined. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pameladimartino | 9/21/2013

    " One of my all time favorite books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Brown | 9/2/2013

    " A epic evolution of the human spirit, set against the odds "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 8/5/2013

    " One of my all time Favorite books! The story is engrossing, the language is beautiful, and you become fully immersed in the world. This book is magical, but only in the sense of what a person can over come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Kidd | 7/9/2013

    " The Power of One, is my kind of book, fighting for what is right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 6/21/2013

    " I loved this book. The beauty of it is that on one level it can be read as simply a story, albeit an exceptional one, but on another level it has thoughtful and powerful insights about the purpose of life, although not so many that they aren't supported and don't feel meaningful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donata | 5/30/2013

    " Always like reading about how good overcomes evil. Read this book many many years ago (in school) I found it compelling and glad to see people trying stamp out racism. I found it hard to put the book down. Another book that I found inspirational "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 5/21/2013

    " Liked it! I wasn't sure I could get into a book starting out with a 5 y/o being bullied at boarding school but the indomitable spirit of this particular little guy keeps you reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie Schmeck | 3/7/2013

    " Well-written. Not the fastest read. Not sure why I didn't love it but appreciated the language. Must not have left a huge impression because I can't even remember how it ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Cannata | 3/6/2013

    " Feel like this book honestly changed my life love love loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy W | 1/18/2013

    " A great recommendation from my friend Ellen. This is one of the most inspirational reads I've found in a long time. It would be a great read for any young person. "

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