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  • The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
  • By: Nelson Mandela
  • Narrated by: Danny Glover
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (304 ratings)

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Long Walk to Freedom

By: Nelson Mandela
Narrated by: Danny Glover
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Publisher's Summary

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling, and uplifting, Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience, and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.
©1994 Nelson Mandela (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks UK

Critic Reviews

"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." (Sunday Times)

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Great story

Nelson Mandela is a legend and his story is incredible.
The narrator was good and did well pronouncing African words- but honestly the narrator should have been South African. I found the American accent quite distracting and disappointing as there are many South Africans who would have done a great job too.

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A Xhosa narrator please

An incredibly absorbing audio, beautifully told, but I found the American accent distracting. A Xhosa or South African narrator would be great!

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Brilliant

When his real voice speaks during his speech on release I had to hold back the tears!? Brilliantly read also

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Inspirational

A wonderfully and articulately read abridged version of an inspirational book. Thank you for the opportunity to read such quality.


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What a story about values-driven leadership and sacrifice

What a story about values-driven leadership and sacrifice. An important reference point and reality check for all who wish to make change and at times feel it is too hard.

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Beautiful story.

Beautifully read & an amazing story of courage by the greatest statesman who has ever lived.
Would like to hear an unabridged version.

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Fantastic Read!

I really didn’t know much about the story of Nelson Mandela, this was truly captivating! Well worth a listen.

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Captivating story poor narration choice

Amazing journey captured in this book and what an encouraging story about pure resilience, unfortunately the narrator not being able to pronounce the names or words correctly was annoying and though he tried very hard, it made it worse. However definitely worth a listen!

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HHHMMMM I wanted more details

I really was looking forward to this book. It just seems to be a "Gloss over" of his life...a bit of this a bit of that.
I was a terrorist to them.. went to court... went to jail.. while a few stories in here, I wanted more details

Danny Glover tries to make every sentence out to be some "mystical story" (just read it - eye roll)

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Beautifully honest and raw

Absolutely loved this! From the perfect accent and pronouncing of the language to the personal stories!

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