Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: DB422
Released: May 28, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781600246661
Narrator/s: Various
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Celebrated performers, including Gillian Anderson, America Ferrera, Whoopi Goldberg, and Alan Rickman, donate their talents to this audiobook edition of a 2002 award-winning book of legendary African folktales.

Author(s): Various

Professional reviews

"What a special collection of preserved and retold folklore, creation stories, and fables from Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and all over the African continent! Some of the stories lend themselves better to a more dynamic reading, and those are the most successful ones in this format--CCH Pounder reading "Sannie Langtand and the Visitor" is a standout, as is Don Cheadle's performance of the charming "Fesito Goes to Market." Not all of the celebrity narrations and individual productions are as successful--it's particularly distracting when words are obviously dubbed in, for example--but as a whole, the collection is funny and magical, enhanced by wonderful music from Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela (and don't miss the illustrations, included in a bonus PDF). That this is a benefit production makes it even more special--bravo. J.M.D. 2010 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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