Summary

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life.
This audiobook includes a foreword written and read by Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela's Presidential Oath of Office, an afterword from Sharon Gelman, and an interview with Long Walk to Freedom collaborator Richard Stengel.
©1994 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (P)2011 Hachette Audio
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"Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity...Unforgettable" (Andre Brink)
"Enthralling...Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground" (Donald Woods in the Sunday Times)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Donn Edwards on 10-12-13

Insulting Phoney Accent, Great History

The publishers can now rename themselves as Hatchet audio for the singularly dreadful choice of narrator. While he does a better job than Danny Glover, it is only marginally better. I simply cannot fathom why the publishers couldn't have found a South African narrator to do the reading. There are plenty of good ones.

Any narrator who reads a South African novel and cannot manage simple words like "veld" and "Drakensberg" should not bother to apply. And the phony black accent is insulting. Really insulting. Didn't they learn anything by reading the book?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 17-05-18

exemplary

A treasure to hear again and again to slowly comprehend the immensity of all Nelson Mandela did and how he went about it, relentlessly, with huge vision, as a team member and leader, heart and brain and a lovable sense of humor. Great reading voice with right pronounciation and tone powerful and expressive along with the content.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 17-08-18

Loved it!

What a book...... Extremely extremely insightful! Enjoyed the experience . . . . . !

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5 out of 5 stars
By bungee_jumper on 05-04-17

Terrible pronouncation of Xhosa words

The narrator's pronouncation of Xhosa names and words is horrendous. He doesn't even pronounce "Xhosa" correctly. I fail to understand they didn't recruit a South African to narrate this book.

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