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Jamal

ALLENTOWN, PA, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • The Feast of Roses

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated By Sneha Mathan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (91)

    Despite the rivalry of the imperial harem, which has plotted against her from the beginning, Mehrunnisa soon becomes the most powerful woman in the Mughal Empire. She rules from behind the veil, securing her status by forming a junta of sorts with her father, brother, and stepson and by risking all, even her daughter, to get what she wants. But she never loses the love of the man who has bestowed this power upon her.

    Pamela says: "Gold Medal Finalist"
    "Historical facts should not be mixed with fictions"
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    Would you try another book from Indu Sundaresan and/or Sneha Mathan?

    Not if it is a fictionalized story based on facts because it creats confusion about what is true and what is not. I listened to this book with great interest and enjoyed it very much as I felt that I was learning a lot about the historical figures of India about whom I read in my high school. It is my fault because I did not realize until the end that it was a fiction.

    It was a big let down. Every day after I came home driving from work, I would tell my wife and the kids about what I learned about Nur Jahan, Sha Jahan, Jahangir and so on. So, I am now embarassed to admit to them most of what I told them may not be true. It actually made me very upset.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jane Pauley
    • Narrated By Jane Pauley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    In this inspirational audiobook, beloved broadcast journalist Jane Pauley helps people in the middle of their lives successfully navigate a "reinvention" phase and build a positive, powerful future. Everyone is talking about "reinvention." President Obama used the term nine times in a State of the Union address. Magazines, newspapers, and online blogs frequently devote coverage to the topic. But even though people are ready to reinvent themselves, many simply don’t know where to start. Jane Pauley is here to help.

    Jamal says: "A must read for those who are planning to retire"
    "A must read for those who are planning to retire"
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    Performance
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    If you could sum up Your Life Calling in three words, what would they be?

    She points out that the "retired" life of a baby boomer will be very different from someone in an earlier generation. We are living longer than the generations before. Therefore, it is very imprtant to figure out what we really want to do after we "retire" from our jobs. We cannot sit at home and watch TV, play golf and just travel all the time. There has to be another purpose for the final phase of life. Figuring what that is the challenge.


    What about Jane Pauley’s performance did you like?

    She read her book very well. I enjoyed listening to her and it reminded of the days I used to listen to her in the mornings on NBC TV in the 1970s


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The career may have been a distraction for something you really wanted to do in life


    Any additional comments?

    It is a great book. I really enjoyed listening to it. I strongly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tamim Ansary
    • Narrated By Tamim Ansary
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (465)

    Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.

    David says: "A history of the world before the West mattered"
    "Great book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Destiny Disrupted to be better than the print version?

    I only listened to Audio version and enjoyed it very much


    What about Tamim Ansary’s performance did you like?

    He was great. I lked listening to him . I do not see how anyone could have done it better.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book and should be read by all those who are interested in World Hostory. The historical facts mentioned by the authour are not taught at history classes in the West.

    This book covers Islamic history but excludes some important islamic countries/events:

    Indonesia- ( largest Muslim country in the world )
    Malaysia
    Moores in Spain ( mentioned very briefly )

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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