This is a heart wrenching story of the author's life made all the more poignant by her own voice. It's a must-read for anyone interested in how women's rights are negatively affected by Islamic culture.
This is one of those cases of an audiobook far exceeding an already great book. So much of Hirsi Ali's sincerity, intelligence and humanity come across through her wonderful voice, it makes her amazing life story more moving than it could ever be in print.
Utah Granny who loves to knit, golf, do genealogy, cook, garden, read and be with family. Yes, I am a Mormon and glad to be.
This book was a great eye opener about Islaam and the position woman have in the religion. It is narrated by the author which gives it more feeling and credibility. An example of this is the emotion in her voice when she describes her genital mutilation when she was a child. This is a gripping book by a brave woman no matter what your feeling about Islaam.
This audio book just jumps out of the speakers! Some audio books just don't work well, or are not well read but this one might even be better than reading the book.
How Ms Ali expresses herself and her stand for womens rights in countries that not only oppress women but usually will kill or maim them to keep them from learning or leaving the control of their (Fathers, brothers, husbands)
Too many to count, but this is an important book for anyone interested in how life is for women in Islamic countries.
Yes and I am always impressed with her intelligence and expressive manor.
I did, and was not disappointed
Listen to every book you can get by this woman she is the voice of woman who are trapped in countries, and are enslaved by the cruelty of Islamic law.
This is such a deep book in that it opens our eyes to dangerous sentiments of what we view as everyday Muslims, in which the majority of Americans may view as harmless or merely cultural. She clearly shows us that there is an ever growing segment of the world's population that are subscribing to Jihad and it's beliefs.
It would be interesting to hear Ayaan's take on the Nation Of Islam here in the U.S.
I wonder if she feels they are on board with the fundamentalist she speaks of in the sequal Nomad, and in this book and Infidel.
This book taught me so much. I loved hearing the book in the author's own voice, especially because of the many languages involved in her life. It made it all so much more real to hear her passion. I learnt about cultures, politics, religion and humanity. This is a book that changes you forever.
This book will stay with me for a long time. It is eye-opening and an important book if you want to understand the impacts of Islam on women and children.
As an "audible" book, the author is the narrator and this is a real treat. The story and events move like a thriller, yet it is the story of her first 35 years. I admire the author's courage and highly recommend the book.
Love listening to many different Styles and types of books.
This book was fascinating! The Author's accent is not hard to understand, except in the case of the names of those she speaks about, however the names are irrelevant to the story.
This is a story that should be required reading for high school senior and politicians alike. It also amazes me that the women's rights movement pays very little attention to the horrible abuses most women face in Islamic cultures. Rape, beatings, no real rights and genital mutilation just to name a few.
This is a Must Read!
It takes something like Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book to drive home the mind-boggling differences between "our" culture and "their's" If you think our country is too mired in religion for its own mental health (which I do), well, as the man said, You ain't seen nothin' yet! For the rational Western (which is not to say that all Western minds are rational) Ali's story is a descent into true theocracy and religious madness. Hear it from a woman who survived Islamic lunacy and came out on top. Heroic. Recommended.