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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales - Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Alan Rickman, Whoopi Goldberg

I can't recommend this one highly enough - I enjoyed almost every single bit of it.  Everyone did a great job with narration, and the stories were all good, and some of them excellent.


My hands down favourite was King Lion's Gifts narrated by Ricardo Chavira.  Honourable mention goes to The Mother that Turned to Dust narrated by Helen Mirren; it is a timely, sad and excellent story, but it ran a bit long and thus lost a bit of its impact.  The Guardian of the Pool wasn't special story-wise, but Gillian Anderson's voice was mesmerising.


The music was a great complement and when stories required a native tongue, a native speaker lent their voice, and it was perfect.  My copy of the audiobook had rather abrupt transitions between stories, but that's not news with a lot of audio editions.


If you like folktales, this one is definitely worth a listen.