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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by John Carlin
by Charles Stross
by Simon R. Green
by Karo Hamalainen
by Jason M. Hough
by Rudyard Kipling
"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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