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
"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)
A total inspiring story,which taught me so much about Mr Mandela and his enormous sacrifice and efforts for the struggle of making sth Africa a land of freedom and equality. Sending a rocket ship to the moon would be a far easier task in comparison. He is one of my hero's
Inspirational, inspirational, inspirational.
Everything about Nelson Mandela makes you want to be a better person.
I am also under the impression that Nelson Mandela spoke with Boatman's voice, that's how impressive this was.
Both, all the time.
"A disservice to a superb book"
The narration was absolutely appalling. A terrible almost condecending attempt at a South African accent.
"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?
"it was an excellent read"
I was totally engrossed by the story, I loved the veridic voice and accent and I totally recommend this book to anyone as a story of South Africa and Nelson Mandela's.
"Madiba's life speaks volumes!"
I've read the book several times but that did not take away from my enjoyment of hearing Madiba's story again! So inspirational!
What an amazing story, beautifully told. Madiba is so full of love and forgiving whilst spending a lifetime trying to right the wrongs of apartide.
"Loved it . "
A modern historical transcript, it should be required reading at all schools.
Well read and published
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