Chameleon Aura

Narrated by Billy Chapata
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Pub Date 08 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 22 Nov 2022
Andrews McMeel Audio, Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Zimbabwean poet Billy Chapata provides a thought-provoking take on the universal experiences of love, pain, and what comes next through messages of empowerment. This collection of poetry and prose will justify heartache and inspire the fortitude to survive and prosper. 

Chameleon Aura presents a harmonious blend of experience and advice through a chaptered series of prose and poetry that focuses on shared experiences in love and loss. Emboldened words and phrases capture the essence of the author's message and distinguish his unique style. Chapata's touching narrative celebrates humanity for their biological resilience and undeniable worth. This collection leaves readers warm with hope for growth, rebirth, and, most prominently, self-acceptance. 
Zimbabwean poet Billy Chapata provides a thought-provoking take on the universal experiences of love, pain, and what comes next through messages of empowerment. This collection of poetry and prose...

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EDITION Other Format, Unabridged
ISBN 9781524877293
PRICE $8.99 (USD)
DURATION 1 Hours, 37 Minutes

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Average rating from 19 members

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ARC audiobook provided in exchange for an honest review.

“I am meant to be experienced differently.” There we’re so many inspiring lines in this short poetry book that a felt a deep connection to. I really loved the parts about how there are many different and beautiful aspects of women and how we should embrace all of ourselves. If you’re into poetry, I would definitely check this author out!

“Self love is the only ocean you cannot drown in.”

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Beauty, love, pain, heartache, learning, growing, becoming.

This book of poetry is worth its weight in gold to me. Such wisdom is revealed in such simple -- yet beautifully flawless -- words. Billy Chapata is an artist! The medium that he uses is blank pages to be filled with words... in the language that breathes new life into your soul. An incredible reading experience!

Billy Chapata also does a superb job of narrating the audiobook version. I definitely recommend that experience if you're into audio.

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This authors poetry is always so moving. I enjoy reading it. This one was no different. While it does focus on some of the bad things that happen in life like grief it also tells of the good things like love. It shows there is hope. To never give up. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the arc in exchange for my honest review.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC digital copy. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

I absolutely enjoyed the poetry included in Chameleon Aura and plan to read the author's other books. The audiobook, however, was done in such a way as to detract from the author's powerful words.

I actually enjoyed the background instrumentals at first... until I realized it was a loop of the same few seconds of music.

The author's voice was solid, but the editing allowed for such little time between poems that the ideas seemed to run together. Just as I had a thoughtful reaction to one poem, the next began and I lost the connection that had been brewing in my mind.

3.5 stars out of respect for the author and my belief that the editing of the audiobook is what I disliked rather than the poetry.

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billy chapata is my favorite poetry author by far. I read a lot of poetry but have never felt the way I do when reading his. he just hits home every single time. I cannot recommend these enough!

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I will read anything Billy Chapata writes. Full stop. I love his work and how he writes his poems, they are short but pack a punch. Each one seems to just work and flow seamlessly into the next.
I love that he read this collection for the audiobook. I like being able to hear how he wants it presented and I liked that it had light music playing throughout, made it feel like a performance.

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<i>Chameleon Aura</i> is a collection of Billy Chapata’s poetry, related his experiences in life and his advice to himself and others.

I absolutely love listening to Chapata narrate his poetry. I enjoyed the poetry collection and the positivity of his works. This is how poetry is meant to be done.

Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me an audio ARC of this book.

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Loved this audiobook, the narration was so calming and the poems themselves were beautifully written and so empowering

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"She is not glowing because she found another soul. She is glowing because she found herself."

I am deeply in LOVE with the author's poetry and his style of writing. It is so full of meaning and touches my soul so deeply!

Thank you NetGalley for the Audiobook!

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I really enjoyed reading Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata. I listened to the audiobook read by the author and it was great to listen to his inflections. These poems focus on self reflection, love and self empowerment. I really liked the poems that bring forth the message of loving yourself before loving others and finding the right love that you need. I’m looking forward to reading his next book!

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Just listening to Billy Chapata relay his message has a calming effect - you can hear the passion in voice as he tells you his story through poetry and truly relays on the image of self-worth and loving not only your closest people, but yourself.

These love letters to oneself about self-love and self-worth and understanding that past lovers were there to teach us lessons and help us grow as who we are.

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Powerful, insightful, and moving. Billy Chapata speaks to my soul through his art. Filled with messages of self-empowerment and self-actualization. Accompanied with upbeat rhythms and melodies that serve as a melodic metronome that harmonizes with the poet's messages of self-affirmation. Chapters are named after colors that help enrich the elaborate emotional canvas. I found listening to this album on my morning and evening walks therapeutic and enriching as so many quotes resonated with my core. Thank you to the poet for sharing his messages and spreading love and positive energy. I look forward to hearing more of your art.

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Wow! I’m not really into poetry but this author is amazing. I throughly enjoyed this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone especially ones who could be struggling with life.

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