Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela audiobook

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

By Nelson Mandela
Afterword by Sharon Gelman
Read by Michael Boatman

Little, Brown & Company 9780316545853
28.17 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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 anti-apartheid 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.

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New York Times bestseller

A Barack Obama Reading List Pick

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 anti-apartheid 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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…This is his story, told in his war, and we must take notice.” AudioFile
“One of the most extraordinary political tales of the twentieth century, and well worth the investment for anyone truly interested in the genesis of greatness.” Financial Times (London)
“The famously taciturn South African president reveals much of himself in Long Walk to Freedom. A good deal of this autobiography was written secretly while Mandela was imprisoned for twenty-seven years.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Should be read by every person alive.” Boston Sunday Globe
“An engrossing tapestry of recent South African history that grips the reader from the first pages…Riveting and sometimes painfully honest.” San Francisco Chronicle
“To read of Nelson Mandela’s fascinating journey…is to be reminded of the indomitable human spirit. Yet the reminder is delivered with such grace and subtlety that it intensifies its meaning.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“This fluid memoir matches South African President Mandela’s stately grace with wise reflection on his life and the freedom struggle that defined it. Mandela began this book in 1975, during his twenty-seven-year imprisonment...the story fascinates.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This is an articulate, moving account of Mandela’s life from his ‘country childhood’ following his birth on July 18, 1918 to his inauguration as president of South Africa on May 10, 1994...Highly recommended for all collections.” Library Journal
“This memoir is remarkably free of polemics, self-pity, and self-aggrandizement. It is the work of a man who has led by action and examplea man who is one of the few genuine heroes we have.”   Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Nelson Mandela

Author Bio: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) won the Novel Peace Prize in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President George W. Bush, among many other accolades. He became the first freely elected president of South Africa in 1994. He gained popularity while in prison for being a prominent member of the African National Congress and became a leading figure in the anti-apartheid movement. He authored numerous works, including the New York Times bestseller Conversations with Myself, as well as his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 28.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English