Hopefully this woman's story will continue to be told in this and in other ways that capture her drive, romanticism and love of people and culture from different nations. I would welcome a different audible reading that is slower with pauses that allow more time to capture the spirit - her spirit, her expansive world's spirit, at the special moments, of which there are many, articulated in this book.
The author is also the narrator. His words come alive in the narration as he is speaking from the heart.
The whole thing is memorable, suspenseful and spiritual.
His ability to communicate with clarity, detail, honesty and humility concerning matters of religious and political controversy. are amazing.
Redemption in Palestine. It is being made into a film called The Green Prince, released mid September 2014.
I haven't felt this riveted or inspired by a book since reading Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, which has a similar theme of forgiveness among enemies and personal and cross-cultural redemption. The book is at once an espionage thriller and a sermon that enlightens my perceptions of Israelis, Palestinians and deepens my Christian faith. It gives me hope for the Middle East where I have felt so little.
I think Henry Kissinger was right to call this book "The war itself". The way Pariseau (the narrator) plays all the different characters, including the women and as well as men in the story, is amazing. Anyone who has seen the move and/or read the book should also listen to this.
I'm just disappointed that Audible.com doesn't have the sequel to this (War and Remembrance). That's my only disappointment.
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