The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena

  • by Nelson Mandela (editor), Phyllis Savory, Gwido Mariko
  • Narrated by Alan Rickman
  • 0 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this story from Kenya, retold to Phyllis Savory by Gwido Mariko, the hare and the hyena again try, as they so often do, to outwit each other. Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard, with a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and original music by South African legends by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, directed by Alfre Woodard. The audiobook was a truly international affair, recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg. The stories were chosen by the Nobel Laureate himself, from every region of Africa.


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Great listen

Yet another great story that I could listen over and over again. Brilliant and unforgettable performance from Alan Rickman.
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- Mariola

Alan Rickman's voice (*****)

I bought the stories because of Alan Rickman's voice. He really should make more audio books!
The stories are lovely too and I will be gifting these to my niece who is a big Severus Snape fan. :)
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- Katja

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio