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Would you listen to Invictus again? Why?
I loved the film Invictua and truly appreciated how the book filled in details beyond the film, but also reassured me that the basic story of the film was correct. The most valuable part was the description of the communication between Mandela and the radical Afrikaner groups that were threatening war.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Invictus?
Fascinating details about the final game -- namely that Mandela went into BOTH dressing rooms before the game, which seemed surprising. The author allows how showing up in a springbox Jersey in the All-Black dressing room may have thrown players off the game.
What about Gideon Emery’s performance did you like?
Pleasant with an effort to give different accent to different characters. Mandela's accent is just ok.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. Too much detail.
Any additional comments?
It's great when a book reinforces a good film rather than shows its faults. The book gives more balance to the players at lagre, less emphasis on the Matt Damon charcter Pinear, which is only fair.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The beginning was slow and dry, but the ending was intense. The narrator spoke Xhosa (a South African language) surprisingly well.