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"Crammed with harrowing details, Hirsi Ali's account is a significant contribution to our times." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A clearly written and fascinating account of exceptional courage." (Library Journal)
"Infidel is a unique book, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a unique writer, and both deserve to go far." (The Washington Post)
Don K in Alaska
I learned about Muslim societies, something I did not know -- but should.
Very professional, easy to hear, understand, and follow.
This book dramatically enhanced my knowledge, my sympathy, and empathy.
Yes, I would recommend this!! Great book that should be widely read. It reminded me of Frederick Douglass' Autobiography. Damn, what Mr. Douglass and Ms. Ali went through when they were young. And I'm in awe of what they did with themselves out of their anti-life, anti-man, anti-reason backgrounds, backgrounds into which they were forced.
The beginning of the book is ugly and hard to listen to -- I'm shocked, disgusted, outraged, and filled with contempt and hatred at how some people treat others, treat men, treat women, and treat precious life. But the last half of the book is a better read -- until we get to the part where Ms. Ali is threatened and has to go into hiding. Rooting for her all the way -- but scared for her, too.
Yes. To remind me that these horrible things are not from long ago past but happen still today in the world in many different cultures and systems. Also, to remind me how good my life is and how lucky I am.
Its true and honest. It opens ones eye to the reality, dark yes but real, that still exist today.
Narrating the story herself made it even more real. It is her story after all. She did a fabulous and I would imagine difficult job.
Yes it opened my eyes!
This book was totally inspirational. People need to wake up, reason and truly learn.
a great book I learned a lot about a culture I knew very little about
This is my favorite audio book so far. This story is so moving and heartfelt, narrated by the author, it gave me a perspective on this part of the world and Islam that I had never considered. Ayaan Hirsi Ali educated herself and made decisions for her life based on what she had learned, not what Islam dictated she should do. Amazing book.
I have! On my 3rd listen~!
No, but because of this book I have started looking for more.
there were several
Before listening to this book I thought, as many people do, that the Islamic faith is at it's core, a faith of peace and love and that it is the "fringe" elements causing all the trouble. But the author makes it clear that it is not; it is about oppression, separatism, intolerance, and blind adherence to a strict and violent faith. She comes to these conclusions through her upbringing in the faith and her study of the Qur'an. It is a sobering read.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has beautifully written her story. She teaches us so much about the fundamentalist Islamic community in and disaster that is Somalia. Anyone that wants to understand how these people think and act should listen to this book.
I wanted to have a better understanding of the Muslim faith. This helped answer some questions. Ayaan did a wonderful job of sharing her life without coming across as a victim. She's an amazing woman!
I truly enjoyed this book. It was a fascinating look into a world I know nothing of. It is also very sad to see how human rights are trampled upon in muslim countries. The author states what most people are afraid to say aloud against the religion of islam. Bravo
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