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The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena Audiobook

The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena: A Story from Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

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Publisher's Summary

In this story from Kenya, retold to Phyllis Savory by Gwido Mariko, the hare and the hyena again try, as they so often do, to outwit each other.

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard, with a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and original music by South African legends by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, directed by Alfre Woodard. The audiobook was a truly international affair, recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg. The stories were chosen by the Nobel Laureate himself, from every region of Africa.

Listen to the full collection of Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales.

(P)2009 Hachette

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    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 09-14-17
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 09-14-17 Member Since 2014

    Audible, can you please return the Give As A Gift option for individual books???

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    "Rickman Rocks This African Fable"

    This VERY short story, not included in the main volume of Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, is nonetheless worth acquiring, so I do recommend paying the dollar-plus cost. It's maybe not quite as memorable as Alan Rickman's other story within the collection, The Ring of the King, but Rickman makes it soar right off the page. Grade: A-

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    Frae 12-09-16
    Frae 12-09-16 Member Since 2015

    Aspiring author, classic literature scholar, fantasy and horror junkie, all wrapped up in a cute little package.

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    "Fantastic"

    The Nelson Mandela Favorite Folklore are incredible, and indescribably charming. I cannot recommend these stories enough for children or adults who wish to learn more about African Folklore. I recommend getting all the stories, which will run you less than taking your family to the movies. The narrators are brilliant and bring these tales to life.

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    11/12/16
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    "Great listen"

    Yet another great story that I could listen over and over again. Brilliant and unforgettable performance from Alan Rickman.

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  • Katja
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    "Alan Rickman's voice (*****)"

    I bought the stories because of Alan Rickman's voice. He really should make more audio books!
    The stories are lovely too and I will be gifting these to my niece who is a big Severus Snape fan. :)

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