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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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

Heartfelt and insightful

This book trips along enticing the reader to live each moment alongside Leon. Brilliant.
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- gill concannon

Book Details

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