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Free Audiobook - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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There is an offer for a free audiobook at Audible at the moment

Born a Crime
Written by: Trevor Noah

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.
Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism, and race - and in particular the craziness of his own young life, which he's lived at the intersections of culture and history.
In his first book, Noah tells his coming-of-age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal - the son of a white Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together. His brilliantly eccentric mother loomed over his life - a comically zealous Christian (they went to church six days a week and three times on Sunday), a savvy hustler who kept food on their table during rough times, and an aggressively involved, if often seriously misguided, parent who set Noah on his bumpy path to stardom.
The stories Noah tells are sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious - whether he's subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically pitiful attempts at teenage romance in a color-obsessed world; whether he's being thrown into jail as the hapless fall guy for a crime he didn't commit or being thrown by his mother from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters.

Not sure if this will work in the Australian audible store but there are still quite a few with US accounts where it does work.

Good luck!

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    Thanks OP. This was next on my "to buy" list. This book gets rave reviews.

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    Thanks, worked perfectly on the US Store, but isn't valid on the AU store.

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    How do you switch to us store?

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    I think you need to be a member to claim this, is that right?

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      No you don't. You just need to enter the coupon when it comes to pay for the item. Just remember to remove the membership from the card when you are checking out as it gets added automatically.

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    Thanks OP!

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    OverburdenedWarrior, do you have a US address on your account? I've got a us Audible account and still can't get it. VPN didn't help either.

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      I hadn't used Audible before, so after I'd signed in to claim this I was prompted for an address, so I provided a US based one and was able to complete the order. I didn't have to use a VPN.

  • +3 votes

    Sweet, I can't wait to listen to not-funny-jon-stewart for 8hrs 50m.

    • +1 vote

      Isn't that what the title is a reference to?

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      He does take some getting used to (and I still re-watch lots of old Daily Shows eps)… but Trevor Noah is still quite funny and has a unique style.

      Seems to get on a lot more obscure guests than Jon did though..

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    Worked for me. I do have a US address on my Amazon account though.

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    On US site, when I apply the promo code:

    Sorry, that title is either already in your library or not available in your country. If you think weve made a mistake, please contact Customer Care at 1-888-283-5051

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      same here :(

      • +4 votes

        Aha! I changed my billing info to a credit card with a US address and then the code worked.

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          Thanks! That worked for me.

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          Thanks that was the problem on mine too.

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          Are you able to please explain how I could do the same ….. thank you.

        • +5 votes

          @WrightAnvil:
          Near the top of audible.com it should say Hi then whatever name you used.
          click on that then choose account details.
          Log in if prompted
          then choose manage payment info
          then Edit or remove card
          Change your address to any USA address.
          click save.
          Go get the book add it to cart.
          Apply promo code get book for free.
          Go back and do everything again to change it back to your billing address.

        • +3 votes

          @Scaregdearimasu:

          Thank you ever so much! Followed your very clear instructions and now it has worked a treat.

          I very much appreciate you taking your time to reply so promptly and thoroughly …. thank you again :)

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          @WrightAnvil:
          No worries at all!

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I have US membership subscription and US vpn but Aus CC and address on record so it knows and geoblocks.
      Out of principal I have to get it "free" eleswhere now even though Im not really that interested.

      • +1 vote

        Did you try temporarily editing your billing address to any USA address then try getting the book?
        I would find it unusual that they'd specifically find and target you.

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    After clicking sign-in I get:
    "Bitdefender blocked this page"
    "A phishing attempt has been detected on this page."

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      Hmmm. Beware next you might get
      "All your data belong to us"

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      The website is owned by Amazon so probably a false detection.

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    Thank you kindly OP for your post …. added successfully to my account (after wonderful assistance from Scaregdearimasu)

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    Thanks, OP - grabbed a copy!

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    The Fresh Air podcast had an interview with him recently about the book:

    http://www.npr.org/2016/11/22/503009220/trevor-noah-looks-ba...

    I have to say, I don't think he really compared to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, but he's definitely an intelligent guy with an interesting background.

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    Not working for me on the US store. Do you need to have an active subscription?

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      No you shouldn't. It worked for me and I don't have one.

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        Completely my bad, I overlooked the coupon code. Got the book now.

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    the site offers a free book to sign up. If I sign up now and use this offer will I forfeit the chance to get a free book later on?

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      No. It offers one free month of their subscription membership but you can make an account to get free books without having a subscription.

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    ok, thanks, it was easy, it asked me to log in to my amazon account and showed up as free. Thanks! I was wanting to read this one anyway. Took about two seconds but then it made me install the audible software which is a bit annoying

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    Tip: If listening on the Audible Android app, choose the ".com" marketplace before you login to the app, otherwise the book will not show in your Library. By default, the app will choose the ".com.au" marketplace, but change it to the USA store. It's at the bottom of the username/password login screen.

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    works like a charm…thanks OP