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  • American Dervish: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated By Ayad Akhtar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (186)

    Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.

    David says: "a complex, rewarding book"
    "a complex, rewarding book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What about Ayad Akhtar’s performance did you like?

    Because of Mr. Akhtar's background and the fact that he is also a wonderful actor, his performance is completely involving, his accents spot on. You really feel as if you come to know the people inhabiting this book.


    Who was the most memorable character of American Dervish and why?

    The character of Meena, the


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book to live in, full of insights and beautifully told. It's one of the best books I've listened to in ages.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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