As informative as this book is, it's outdated. It was written a few years ago, and the authors never bothered with a second edition.
I found myself nodding to many points this book makes regarding the misconceptions about Islam that non-Muslims have. While some points can be questioned and could have been presented more clearly, in my opinion, it is a remarkable effort and Professor John Esposito did an admirable job.
I thought this would be better than it actually was, what with the star power behind it. What a disappointment.
This is the kind of book that's rare and valuable, if a bit aged. It has a wealth of information about antiquity and the ancient orient. If possible, after reading this book, check out the rest of the series and consider buying the hard copy.
This is a story about a wife who disappears, leaving her husband to take the blame for her disappearance, and throughout the book it keeps you wondering what is wrong with those two twisted individuals.
The two narrators do a great job in delivering the husband's actions and the wife's journal entries. The profanities might have been too much, except it works here. And the two narrators do a great job in bringing the characters to life in a way that I rarely see in other audiobook stories.
This is the type of story that sneaks up on you. I absolutely love the way the author portrays the villains in the story, and all the clever situations the story takes you through. The narrator is top notch, channeling emotions into the scenes and giving each character a voice. From the prologue, a terrible thing happens and the narrator's voice cracks while he describes it, making it feel more real.
This book does an excellent job in answering all the little questions and curiosities you may have about food, the kitchen, and the mysteries surrounding the preparation of foods for consumption. It is well researched and highly entertaining throughout.
If you're interested to know about all the groups that blame Jews, this book is for you. It sounds like a boo-hoo I'm the victim here book.
This book acknowledges that we are capable of thinking and doing mean things, and suggests a better way. If you're into self help books and want to try something different, this is a no brained.
This is an interesting look at how historians view early Islamic conquests and the explanation of their effectiveness by looking at historical documents from Muslim and other historians at the time.
The reason I give it three stars is because it requires you to look at maps in the accompanying reference PDF if you wish to get the most out of this book. While this isn't a big issue if you don't care about maps or geography; it could become annoying if maps matter to you. If that's the case, skip this and get the physical copy instead.
We all know about some stories about unpleasant experiences with waiters, and this book doesn't shy away from that.
I regularly visit various restaurants around town and have seen all sorts of service from terrible to amazing, and this audiobook helps make sense of the mindset of waiters and restaurant staff.
A little warning: some chapters are not for the squeamish and deals with medical emergencies, bodily fluids, insects and unpleasant kitchen staff revenge techniques.
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