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Diane

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  • Joseph Anton: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor, Salman Rushdie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (175)

    On February 14, 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran". So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of a police protection team.

    Lynn says: "Informative, Timely"
    "Interesting story, but too long."
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    Would you try another book from Salman Rushdie and/or Sam Dastor and Salman Rushdie ?

    Perhaps.


    Would you recommend Joseph Anton to your friends? Why or why not?

    It depends on the reader.


    Did Sam Dastor and Salman Rushdie do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Mr. Rushdie's narration in the third person was quite successful and clear. Mr. Dastor's American accent was terrible.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Salman Rushdie’s life?

    It was a well written and fine biography.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked this book as an account of the life of Mr. Rushdie, especially during the Fatwa. It was interesting and thought provoking. However, listening to the audio version, I found the constant list of individuals attending parties, visiting, etc. long and confusing. I knew some, but not others, and it was often difficult to place them.

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