What a great audio book. The narrator is fabulous but it is the material - the book itself - that is so timely and timeless. I am just starting to work in Mozambique over the last four years in a small NGO and my travel always take me through South Africa. This book is just as timely now as then, I'm sure. I see the hopes and the fears of both white and black very evident in so much of what once was colonial Africa and now the struggling-to-emerge modern Africa. It is still as portrayed in this classic work.
We have adopted a little Mozambican daughter who has come to the US to grow up with us in America. This book will go into a growing collection of works that I will one day share with her as she grows older to help her understand what was, what is, and what is possible in her world.
I could read about anything that David McCullough wrote, or that Edward Hermann narrated. Put them together and you have a dynamite combination for an audio book. By far my favorite audio books narrator.
It doesn't suprise me that the reviews are all over the spectrum from "loved it" to "hated it." I read all the Ayn Rand books in high school. It probably took me the next 4 years to recover my right mind. Life is far more than the individual or about individualism. Healthy relationships, even inter-dependency between people, companies, cultures and nations, is where love, happiness and real success is ultimately achieved, not in Ayn Rand's "I am a rock, I am an island" mentality and philosophy.
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