Playing the Enemy

Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
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Product Number: C4730
Released: Nov 11, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436150811
Narrator/s: Gideon Emery
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Acclaimed journalist John Carlin provides a revealing look at the persuasive genius of Nelson Mandela. In a bold attempt to transcend old hatreds and unite a hopelessly polarized nation, President Mandela lays the groundwork for a miraculous metamorphosis during the 1995 Rugby World Cup at Cape Town. "[An] excellent book of redemption and forgiveness."-Publishers Weekly

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Author(s): John Carlin
Genre: History, Sports
Imprint: Clipper Audio

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Playing the Enemy
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Product Number:C4730
Product Number:Z0651

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Author(s): John Carlin
Narrator(s): Gideon Emery
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number Z0651
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456108441
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Author(s): John Carlin
Product Number EB00385476
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781440634246

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"John Carlin gives an inspirational history of Nelson Mandela's rise and the end of apartheid in South Africa, focusing on a key rugby World Cup match early in Mandela's presidency. Gideon Emery's narration is vigorous, clear, and well paced, as energetic as a sportscast, but he could have better modulated its intensity and dynamics. The heightened tone at times becomes tiring. He has only two variants from his normal voice to indicate other speakers so that nearly everyone sounds the same--gruff. However, due to his South African background, he can provide Boer accents and pronounce African and Boer words and names correctly, a very strong plus. Overall, a stirring reading of a stirring book. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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