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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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Narrated by: Michael Boatman
Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! *

The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life - an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©1994 Nelson Mandela (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Great autobiography!

This autobiography narrates the life of Nelson Mandela well. Details are complete, allowing us to understand everything that's necessary to know. With such details, we get to know more about Nelson Mandela and his objectives. We get to understand his beliefs and concept in life, his love for his fellowmen and his country. Listening for 27 hours is well worth for this kind of autobiography! Plus the soundtracks provided supports the narration well. Not distracting honestly, rather, it amplifies the emotion and connection of the story to the listener.

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Faith at work!

A moving story about a man who lived his faith in God and in humanity. Mr. Mandela's life is a story worth telling and retelling. The story and the narration are gifts beyond measure.

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A moving and educational book

I found this book to lead to much introspection and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. I was hoping to learn both about Nelson Mandela and about the history of Apartheid, and I was not disappointed.

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Long Walk to Freedom Review

Yesterday I finished reading, “Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela. I listened to an abridged version many years ago, but after watching the movie “Mandela”, which is based on the book and his life, I decided to revisit the story again.

Nelson Mandela’s life is a filled with triumph and tragedy, where one can experience both the worst and best parts of the human condition. After spending 27 years in prison he emerged a free man determined to unburden myself and his nation from the clutter of resentment and concentrate on the future and peace where everyone could exist together. Here is one of my favorite passages from the book...

“I have walked the long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”

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A Huge Distraction

I really wanted to hear this book but found the African music and drumming so distracting that I made it no further than chapter 5. I kept waiting for it to stop but it is continuous throughout the entire book. Very disappointing.

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Great

I've been reading this book for years. Thanks Audible for helping me finish. Such a great story from a Great Man.

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Really should be required reading for all- great book!

What an inspiring and wonderful book, story and life. Definitely worth a good read. This is a long book but plays nicely at 1.25 speed.

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What a great life!

A giant of a human being. After what all he was put through, he still had the vision to understand that white South Africa had a part to play in the future of his country. I hope that his vision of South Africa endures for a long time to come.

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it is very inpiring experience listening this book

It is very inpiring experience listening this book while walking many hours. I feel like Nelson is talking to me privately.

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Wonderful

I listened to this book as a prelude to my visit to South Africa. It was amazing!! I have so much more appreciation for the struggles and victories in South Africa for all races. Once in while, a person is born with the skill and humanity to move the human race forward. Such a nan was Mandela and I say this as a Caucasian female. Everyone should read this book. I

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