There are not many books that I do not finish reading. Only about 7 in the last 175 or so if my count is right. But this was among the worst. And I am afraid it is about the format, not about the content.
The book is structured as snippets of biography from Mandela’s other writings, an unpublished biography and his letters. The structure of this seems like it would be interesting reading. But in audio format it is unintelligible. I listed to about 1.5 hours and I have no idea what is going on other than some random short sections.
The other problem was the narrator. He is a South African actor, but the accent combined with the structure were too much.
I may try again with a print version of the book, but do not get the audio.