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Excellent audio quality. Superb narration. This book is a gripping account of the history of S. Africa culminating in the election of Nelson Mandela. Lapierre always does a great job of bringing history to life.
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What is apartheid anyway? Yes, I was that ignorant! Throughout my life there was regular reference to it and Nelson Mandela on the news but that was in Africa, what did I care? Then I saw a brief portrait of him in my favorite "true story fairy tale" Invictus and I fell in love with this hero but oh was there yet a lot to learn!
It wasn't until I chanced on two of Bryce Courtenay's books: " The Power of One " and "Tandia" that I realized how little I knew and it became urgent to learn what apartheid and the History of South Africa was about so I researched S.A. history books. I wanted not too brief to really learn anything or one too long that I'd lose interest. La Pierre's book was perfect. it's hard to call a book that tells such a sad story 'fabulous'. It's well researched, beautifully put together and so well narrated by Rudnicki. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know about S.A. It had to be emotionally difficult to write and even more so to narrate. My hats off to you gentleman. I wept, I laughed and several times had to stop listening for days at a time because I'd be so emotionally impacted that I could not sleep and my heart was so heavy with shame; shame that I could belong to a race of people capable of such savagery; not just for a day or a season but for over 340 YEARS!
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