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TROUTMAN, NORTH CAROLINA, United States | Member Since 2013

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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
    (201)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (179)

    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"
    "Worst book i have ever read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about American Dervish?

    It really disappointed me how graphic the book became about a child discovering his body. The story was quite bland and lacked anything special. I was required to listen to the book for a class and an F had never sounded more appealing to me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ayad Akhtar again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ayad Akhtar’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from American Dervish?

    All of them.


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