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  • Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation | John Carlin

    Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Carlin
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    After being released from prison and winning South Africa’s first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by 50 years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks—long an embodiment of white-supremacist rule—to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup.

    THADIUS DIDIER says: "Excellent!!!"
  • La sonrisa de Mandela [Mandela's Smile] | John Carlin

    La sonrisa de Mandela [Mandela's Smile]

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John Carlin
    • Narrated By Juan Antonio Bernal
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    Entre el 11 de febrero de 1990 y el 10 de mayo de 1994, Nelson Mandela pasó de ser el prisionero político más famoso del mundo a presidente de su país. Fueron cuatro años vertiginosos y fascinantes que dieron la talla humana y política de un líder excepcional.

  • Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius | John Carlin

    Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Carlin
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    Everything changed for Pistorius in the early morning hours of February 14, 2013, Valentine's Day, when he shot and killed his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, through a closed bathroom door, allegedly because he mistook her for an intruder intent on doing him harm. He was arrested and charged with premeditated murder, and overnight, the public's view of Pistorius turned on its head. Not since the O. J. Simpson case has a courtroom drama riveted global attention on one man's fate.

    Björn says: "Far more interesting than I thought"
  • Playing the Enemy | John Carlin

    Playing the Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Carlin
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    Ellis Park in Johannesburg, 24 June 1995. The Springboks versus The All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final. Nelson Mandela steps onto the pitch wearing a Springboks shirt and, before a global audience of millions, a new country is born. This book tells the incredible story of Mandela's journey to that moment.

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