My Name Is Leon

  • by Kit de Waal
  • Narrated by Lenny Henry
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one.
Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, and wearing pretend faces. They are threatening to give Jake to strangers.
Since Jake is white and Leon is not. Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how - just when we least expect it - we manage to find our way home.

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Get me more narrations by Lenny Henry!!

downloaded this book on the recommendation of YouTuber Lauren and the Books and was delighted with it.
It's sad and funny at the same time and gave me an insight into 80's Britain one I looked at through the TV as a child in Northern Ireland. Really made me think about a lot of things. This book is a must!
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- Mary Dolan-McGowan

exceptional

Such a wonderful poignant, heartbreaking and touching read with being hilarious too, told with the innocent voice of the protagonist. The setting location is perfect and should be used in modern fiction more often.... A must read.... beautiful. Also for audio book listeners Lenny Henry does a thoroughly excellent job I was pleasantly surprised. He immerses one into each and every character giving them all a unique voice.
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- Sophie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House UK