Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.
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"Narrator Michael Boatman has a gentle but insistent voice that suggests a certain grace and is well suited for the memoir of this worldwide symbol of persistence and justice. Boatman’s authentic pronunciation of South African tribes and other words also lends great credibility to his reading. He narrates at an unhurried pace and lingers on certain words throughout the book in order to let us inhale Mandela’s meanings." (AudioFile)
Everyone, especially Africans should read this book to understand the evils of intolerance as we all move forward in life. We should preach the word that to deny another human being equal rights just because we do like or understand them is pure evilness at its height. The Nazi’s intolerance towards Jews, The Africana’s intolerance towards Africans, the so called Christians intolerance towards gays and so on and so forth. A great book from a great man and leader in the struggle for equality for ALL South Africans.
A book that one can listen in one shot. Full of inspirational truth, showing not only the good but also the bad of a man who lived a life full of struggle but also and mainly meaning.
It really is a looong book. There were some parts that got pretty boring for me in the first half. Second half was better and I listened most days to and from work.
I think it's valuable to listen and learn but only if you're commiting to the whole thing
a long long long book...
but a nice one it has to be it's Madiba telling the story.
has spark of the struggle andaz bar of the history of South Africa you only can enjoy it.
it's a pity when discriminating government is doing oldest butt they are angels when compared to what the Syrian government is doing to the people in Syria these days.
I've been listening to quite a few books lately, The Virgin Way, Elon Musk's book, benjamin Franklin's Bio, etc. and I can say this has to be the most powerful and driving book I have read amongst them. It was a visual journey that touched every emotion available. Many times I found myself laughing, other times I found myself in deep thought about human nature. The book itself was writen in a way that makes it easy to get involved in the story and enjoy it.
Outstanding performance by Michael Boatman. This book gives a new meaning to what freedom truly means and the selflessness of Nelson Mandela and also the people along side him and those who kept the struggle alive while he was imprisoned
I absolutely enjoyed the the narration of this book!!! Michael literally pulled me in. I admire Nelson Mandela's tenacity. Such a great man and we are blessed to have shared this earth with him. May the Lord bless his soul.
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