Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela audiobook

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

By Nelson Mandela , with Richard Stengel
Foreword by Kofi Annan
Afterword by Sharon Gelman
Read by Michael Boatman

Hachette Book Group
27.65 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
  • $84.99

    ISBN: 9781611131666

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
“Mandela’s life was one of the epic stories of the twentieth century. This definitive memoir traces the arc of his life from a small village to his years as a revolutionary to his long imprisonment and ultimately his ascension to unifying president, leader, and global icon. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history—and then go out and change it.” Barack Obama
“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)
“Should be read by every person alive.” Boston Globe
“Enthralling….Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground.” Sunday Times (London)
“An engrossing tapestry of recent South African history that grips the reader from the first pages…Riveting and sometimes painfully honest.” San Francisco Chronicle
“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
“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…His belief in repairing his country inspires.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This is an articulate, moving account of Mandela’s life…Over a third of Mandela’s memoir tells of his twenty-seven years in prison, an account that could stand alone as a prison narrative. He ends his book with the conclusion that his ‘long walk’ for freedom has just begun.” 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 example—a 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 : MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 27.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English