I haven't read the book
He brings so much. He was on both sides of the fence so to speak and his explanation of his perspective is amazing. It really helps you understand what is going on over there.
His perception of Jesus
I love where this boy comes from. How he talks about his family and his feelings toward them, then others he encounters. It's filled with such honesty and he speaks plainly despite the complications going on. This guys life is incredible.
I don't actually know of one that I've read before... He is very honest about all sides and most books addressing such matters is very anti-whoever is not agreeing with them. This is just an honest guys story about what he experienced.
I think it's cool that he has an accent. Personally, I don't have trouble with accents but I know some might so he does have an accent but as far as I'm concerned it was still crystal clear English with extra rolling on the r's.
When he was talking about the tortures people suffered in the prisons, that was incredibly painful to listen to and heartbreaking that this happens to anyone. Also when he says that if all our fighting between countries went away, we would find other things to fight about with each other.
This book is just awesome. I didn't think I would be interested at all and I ended up loving it. The writer has done an incredible job relaying information as honestly as he knows how.
I thought the arab-accented narrator (the narrator IS the author...) would distract me...but he did only for the first 20 seconds.
It is almost always a bad choice for an author to narrate his own book....but this author did a good job. I think his accent actually helped the narration and it was very good.
Was a very interesting read - i generally don't re-read books, so don't get me wrong when I say no.
insight into the lives of the palestinians
was read by the author. very engaging.
very, very engaging and interesting book to read.
I was skeptical at first. But once I spent a very short time into the book, it was riveting.
I was hearing things I had no clue about, as an American, and very devout Christian.
I was compleatly blind to what was going on in Syria, Palistine, and Jerusilam.
I could only rely on our biased media.
I was fascinated learn what Muslems truly believe, and how they live day by day.
The narrator did a very good job keeping my attention throughout the entire book.
A must read for any Christian. My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.
Hearing the story in the authors own words helped me to understand the passion and the pain that went into the authors words.
The description of the time in the Isreali camp was breath taking. Learning of his transformation from a radical terrorist, the Son of Hamas, to someone willing to stand up for what they believed was right was truly inspirational.
If I had known it was basically pro Israeli, anti Islam/Palestine propaganda.
The Demon in the freezer
He's a joke.
Mosab. He states that the Palestinian people are mere barbarians and fanatics, who would be fighting one another whether Israel had been imposed on the region or not. At first Mosab's character seemed complicated, conflicted and intriguing. I was looking forward to hearing this young man's honest first person account of the issues between Israel and Palestine, from the Palestinian point of view. This is a Palestinian individual with a decided Israeli point of view, with some anti-American jabs just for kicks. He describes himself as a "spy", the correct label, if any part of this story is true, would be be -informant- or "snitch", licking the boots of his new Israeli Masters. This is pure propaganda. Unfortunately, I was almost finished with this book before I declared it absolute nonsense, turned it off and penned this review.
I burn through these audio-books like wildfire, and on many, many occasions, I have found myself half way through a book only to find that it has a hard Christian or Jewish slant. I read almost exclusively non-fiction, so I expect non-fiction. Personally, my beliefs are secular in nature, and I respect other religions. Although, if I want some religion, I'll buy some religion. I really feel ripped off when "Christianity" or "Judaism" is the equivalent to a jack-in-the-box, in the middle of a book. It really makes me reluctant to try new authors on Audible.It's difficult with audio-books, because you cannot check a little of the beginning, middle and end. You only have the publishers sales pitch, a brief audio clip to check the narrators voice (this is actually huge), and hopefully some accurate customer reviews. I have purchased over 1,200 titles since joining Audible in 2009. I can safely say (not proudly) that at least 1/3 of those books were purchased in error. Anyway ... this guy is a joke and so is his book. : (