• On the Come Up

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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On the Come Up

By: Angie Thomas
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
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Publisher's Summary

The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech - and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you. 

Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip-hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. 

And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

©2018 Angela Thomas (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Leonie
  • 04-08-19

WOW this book was amazing

THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! I really wish I could rate it more stars but I can't Man Bri was such a character boy! Thomas didn't disappoint us at all with the THUG and On The Come Up was so damn good that I didn't want this book to end at all the life of Bri was inspiring I really loved the narrator she did an amazing job, I didn't even know she could even rap that good I was literally blown away I couldn't put this down I wanted more but I'm not gonna spoil it for anyone but Please BUY THE BOOK OR THE AUDIOBOOK BECAUSE THIS WAS LIKE BAM!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-20-20

Beautiful

The narration of the story grabs you and makes the story come to life. loved the essence of the story and the charaters.It gets emmotional at times. The ending leaves you wanting more.

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  • Moveazy
  • 07-06-19

What a Story!

When I first saw the film The Hate You Give I was told about the book and how amazing it was so I thought to myself let me read The Come Up cause I’m sure it will as good maybe even better and I can say this book did not disappoint.

As a rap fan and a person who loves a good underdog story The Come Up has the perfect mix of both and the way Angie paints the picture of this world is amazing

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  • eoin o dwyer
  • 05-08-19

amazing

this book is actually amazing and what makes it better is that Bahni Turpin plays the part so perfectly and it’s just so good omg angie thomas is actually one of the best authors out there

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  • V_Nerdbooks
  • 03-31-19

This Narrator is EVERYTHING

Brianna, Bri for short lives in a poor part of the neighbourhood, her family is poor and her single mother raised her and her brother after her father, who was a famous up-and-coming rapper was murdered, her mother has now lost her job.

Her auntie is part of a gang, and drugs and guns are pretty much every day things, but Bri doesn’t want to be part of this, her auntie is her music manager, not her life coach.

You see, Bri is a rapper, just like her father, and her dream is to make it big, so school isn’t a huge part of her life, but rapping, that is everything!

After finally getting her chance to perform her stuff at the local “ring” Bri nails-it, and makes a bit of a local name for herself, unfortunately for her, this isn’t always a good thing.

🎧🎧 – Narrated by the incredibly talented Bahni Turpin, this book is well worth a credit…..”But wait, does she rap?” OF COURSE SHE DOES, and she does it brilliantly

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  • TechHead
  • 03-21-19

Great read for my daughters.

Great for my daughters. We read/listened together and all really enjoyed it. Were lucky enough to see Angie at Southbank as well

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  • dmaxi
  • 11-13-21

Flawless

I actually burst into tears listening to Bri's Ring performance at the end of the book. I had got goosebumps with the earlier raps but that last one - along with the whole message (is that the right word? I feel completely ineloquent) pushed me over the edge! Another 5-star rating from me for an Angie Thomas book. My 5-star rating means: everyone needs to read this book!

Angela Thomas is a genius. Her character-portraits are flawless. Her dialogue sounds completely authentic to me. And yet another outstanding performance from Ms Bahni Turpin.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-21

Amazing follow up to The Hate You Give.

Thoroughly enjoyed this. The narration was amazing and really brought the story and characters alive.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-24-22

Incredible narration

I really enjoyed this book and I'm so sad it's over! The plot and characters were larger than life - I really looked forward to my time with Bree each day.

The narrator was absolutely brilliant - her rapping skills really brought the book to life!

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  • Tuoyo
  • 01-20-22

I almost didn't finish it....

At first I absolutely loved it and couldn't stop listening. The narrator did a fantastic job! However, halfway through I started to get annoyed with Bri and her silly decisions and took a break. I'm glad she was able to turn things around. One drawback is the glitch in the Epilogue.

Overall, it's a good modern book that gives insight into rap genre.

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  • Nell
  • 01-14-20

Great story and narration!

Bahni Turpin reading an Angie Thomas novel is a sure winner. Loved listening to this book and am sad that it's already finished.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-19

Treasured Perspective

Thomas once again captures the reader’s attention with a perspective that we rarely get to hear from as a legitimate, complex, human character; the ‘young black girl from the hood’.

As the title suggests, ‘On the Come Up’ displays the heart-wrenching story of a struggling family who deal with financial, social and racial issues from seemingly every aspect of their lives, perservering through each to survive in a world that is seemingly pitted against them.

With similar themes to her previous work, ‘The Hate U Give’, this book provides a fresh story in the all too familiar world of Garden Heights, and remains as immersive and impressively relatable to anyone who has faced hardship in their family life. This is highly recommended for anyone who wants to gain a lot of perspective, or simply enjoy an empathetic story of dream-chasing.