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Long Walk to Freedom Audiobook

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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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Publisher's Summary

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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©1995 Nelson Mandela (P)2011 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Zach Huett 03-14-16
    Zach Huett 03-14-16
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    Boatman read with passion so well that I would have assumed it was Mandela reading the audiobook himself. Many parts seemed to drag out too long but it also gives you a sense of what Its like to wait so long as Mandela did.

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    Amazon Prime Customer 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "long but good..."

    to get a different perspective on South Africa and the struggles people over there have had to go through to be able to have the freedom to vote

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    Nayan 01-07-16
    Nayan 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    Thank you for bringing this story to life. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave my written copy away once. Now I've finally heard the story in its entirety.

    My only gripe is the pronunciation of some of the local words. I'm an of Indian origin but was born and raised in South Africa. I appreciated that there were efforts made to get the Xhosa words right. Unfortunately, most of the afrikaans words were slaughtered. If possible, correct this, and this audio book will be flawless!

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    Cheryl Clarke New Brunswick, N.J. USA 12-31-15
    Cheryl Clarke New Brunswick, N.J. USA 12-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Long Walk is worth every step."
    What did you love best about Long Walk to Freedom?

    Mandela's LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is one of the great autobiographies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is comparable to THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The breadth.


    What does Michael Boatman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is able to imitate Mandela's voice and speech. Boatman did an excellent job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Listeniing to Audible made me want to read the book. I laughed at the section when all of the ANC male leaders were rounded up and taken to the prison yard and told to strip. Mandela laughed to himself that "Clothes do make the man" as he surveyed all the different bodies.


    Any additional comments?

    I am now reading the book.

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    Heather Mullen 12-09-15
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    What did you love best about Long Walk to Freedom?

    What an incredible and captivating story. This book provides a great summary of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela's life. A true humanitarian who was able to live his life as most of us could only dream.


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    Tina K. 11-15-15
    Tina K. 11-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Everyone should listen to this book"

    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

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    Indigo 10-02-15
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    "Excellent!!!"

    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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    Lucas Puttini 08-15-15
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    Amazing story, amazing book. Highly recommended to get an understanding of our common struggles for freedom everywhere.

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    Benjamin Gould 07-18-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Happy Birthday, Mandiba!!! ✊🏾"

    Stunning sacrifices and remarkable wisdom. There is no soul on earth that won't benefit deeply from reading/listening to this ever-inspiring journey recording the plight of South Africa and our world. 🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿✊🏾

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    Nikolai A Francis 06-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Overcoming adversity"

    This book is a great teacher for anyone that wants to learn how to persevere in the face of adversity.

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