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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

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ISBN13: 9781600246661
ISBN10: 1600246664
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Pubbing July 1, 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.

Net proceeds will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, a nonprofit organization founded by Mr. Mandela in 1995 to improve dramatically the way South African society treats its children; and ANSA, which works in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, provide comprehensive assistance to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, advance human rights, educate and empower at-risk youth, and build bonds between both nations through arts, culture and the shared pursuit of social justice. Both organizations are working to address the impact of the AIDS pandemic on children in South Africa, which has more people living with HIV/AIDS and more children orphaned by the disease than any other country.

All the individuals and companies involved in the effort have donated their services to allow a maximum amount of proceeds to benefit the charities. In addition to waiving sales and distribution fees, Hachette Audio will donate 100% of proceeds to ANSA and NMCF, and NB Publishers has waived fees so additional royalties can benefit NMCF. The audiobook is manufactured by Ivy Hill/Cinram, which is donating a significant portion of their services. The actors, creative director, engineers, graphic designers, attorneys and recording studios fully donated their services, as did three-time GRAMMY(R) winner Gavin Lurssen, who mastered the audiobook.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Winner of the 2010 Audie for Audiobook of the Year, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an extraordinary audiobook 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.

We hope this audiobook will be enjoyed by people of all ages across the globe, increasing awareness of Africa's rich cultures while creating a better future for South Africa's most vulnerable children, said ANSA Executive Director Sharon Gelman.

In his original foreword for the folktales, Nelson Mandela wrote, It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books. The audiobook brings his vision full circle, as these timeless tales return to the oral tradition to be heard around the world.

Synopsis:

Visit http://mandelasfavoritefolktales.com/ for clips and bios of all performers.

Winner of the 2010 Audie for Audiobook of the Year, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an extraordinary audiobook 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.

"We hope this audiobook will be enjoyed by people of all ages across the globe, increasing awareness of Africa's rich cultures while creating a better future for South Africa's most vulnerable children," said ANSA Executive Director Sharon Gelman.

In his original foreword for the folktales, Nelson Mandela wrote, "It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books." The audiobook brings his vision full circle, as these timeless tales return to the oral tradition to be heard around the world.

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CF Reader, July 8, 2009 (view all comments by CF Reader)
Fascinating stories, brilliantly told. The voices are well matched and add a lot to their telling. I truly enjoyed listening to this book, and would recommend it to everyone!
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shang777, June 30, 2009 (view all comments by shang777)
This is an amazing audiobook of African folktales.

The readings are done by numerous remarkable actors including Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, 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 message from Desmond Tutu and music by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela.

Your purchase supports children in Africa who have been orphaned by AIDS.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781600246661
Author:
Mandela, Nelson
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Read:
Tutu, Desmond
Read:
Rickman, Alan
Read:
Various
Performed by:
Anderson, Gillian
Performed by:
Bratt, Benjamin
Performed:
Anderson, Gillian
Performed:
Bratt, Benjamin
Author:
Whitaker, Forest
Author:
Damon, Matt
Author:
Smollett, Jurnee
Author:
Theron, Charlize
Author:
Rickman, Alan
Author:
Hayes, Sean
Author:
Jackson, LaTanya Richardson
Author:
Mirren, Helen
Author:
Jackman, Hugh
Author:
Anderson, Gillian
Author:
Burton, LeVar
Author:
Underwood, Blair
Author:
Messing, Debra
Author:
Tutu, Desmond
Author:
Pounder, CCH
Author:
Chavira, Ricardo
Author:
Goldberg, Whoopi
Author:
Okonedo, Sophie
Author:
Woodard, Alfre
Author:
Cheadle, Don
Author:
Nagra, Parminder
Author:
Bratt, Benjamin
Author:
Johansson, Scarlett
Author:
Jackson, Samuel L.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
4.90x5.60x.75 in. .35 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180

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Product details pages Hachette Audio - English 9781600246661 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 2010 Audie for Audiobook of the Year, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an extraordinary audiobook 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.

We hope this audiobook will be enjoyed by people of all ages across the globe, increasing awareness of Africa's rich cultures while creating a better future for South Africa's most vulnerable children, said ANSA Executive Director Sharon Gelman.

In his original foreword for the folktales, Nelson Mandela wrote, It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books. The audiobook brings his vision full circle, as these timeless tales return to the oral tradition to be heard around the world.

"Synopsis" by , Visit http://mandelasfavoritefolktales.com/ for clips and bios of all performers.

Winner of the 2010 Audie for Audiobook of the Year, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an extraordinary audiobook 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.

"We hope this audiobook will be enjoyed by people of all ages across the globe, increasing awareness of Africa's rich cultures while creating a better future for South Africa's most vulnerable children," said ANSA Executive Director Sharon Gelman.

In his original foreword for the folktales, Nelson Mandela wrote, "It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books." The audiobook brings his vision full circle, as these timeless tales return to the oral tradition to be heard around the world.

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