The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena

  • by Nelson Mandela (editor), Phyllis Savory, Gwido Mariko
  • Narrated by Alan Rickman
  • 0 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this story from Kenya, retold to Phyllis Savory by Gwido Mariko, the hare and the hyena again try, as they so often do, to outwit each other.Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard, with a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and original music by South African legends by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, directed by Alfre Woodard. The audiobook was a truly international affair, recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg. The stories were chosen by the Nobel Laureate himself, from every region of Africa.


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Rickman Rocks This African Fable

This VERY short story, not included in the main volume of Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, is nonetheless worth acquiring, so I do recommend paying the dollar-plus cost. It's maybe not quite as memorable as Alan Rickman's other story within the collection, The Ring of the King, but Rickman makes it soar right off the page. Grade: A-
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- Gretchen SLP


The Nelson Mandela Favorite Folklore are incredible, and indescribably charming. I cannot recommend these stories enough for children or adults who wish to learn more about African Folklore. I recommend getting all the stories, which will run you less than taking your family to the movies. The narrators are brilliant and bring these tales to life.
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- Frae

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio