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Anat

LOS ANGELES, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Qanta A. Ahmed
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On a whim, she accepts an exciting position in Saudi Arabia. This is not just a new job; this is a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong. What she discovers is vastly different. The Kingdom is a world apart, a land of unparalleled contrast. She finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her.

    Kimmarie says: "Women under war"
    "Eye opening account"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you love best about In the Land of Invisible Women?

    It is amazing to discover how women, including enlightened and modern women, live under religious and male oppression in Saudi Arabia. Riveting account!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A MUST READ for anyone living in the Western world.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    • Narrated By Robin Sharma
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (202)

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an inspiring parable about a lawyer, Julian Mantle, whose out-of-balance life provokes a spiritual crisis. As he journeys to an ancient culture, he gains powerful and practical wisdom. The story offers a step-by-step approach to a life of balance, courage, abundance, and joy.

    Will says: "Much hype for rehashed ideas..."
    "Self help book in the guise of a story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    Simplistic and transparent self help book in the style of Zen and the Art of [name your pick] with a catchy name.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another Great Day at Sea, by Geoff Dyer


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robin Sharma?

    It has nothing to do with who the narrator was


    What character would you cut from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

    It has nothing to do with the character, just the topic


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • People of the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1086)
    Performance
    (531)
    Story
    (524)

    This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

    When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

    Yvette says: "Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!!!"
    "Could be good story, but has some 'cheap' elements"
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    What did you like best about People of the Book? What did you like least?

    I liked the weaving of real historical events along with fictional people and stories into this fictional history of the Sarajevo Hagaddah, and how the author tied them to the little snippets of clues found in the Hagaddah itself.
    I did not like the present-day unbelievable and pretentious story centered on Hannah, including her relationship with the curator of the museum and with her mother, as well as undeveloped and stereotyped side-stories of her Viennese teacher and the ex-Mossad Israeli.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have eliminated much of the present-day plot unless it pertained to the actual investigation of the Hagaddah.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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