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Infidel Audiobook

Infidel

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Publisher's Summary

This New York Times best-seller is the astonishing life story of award-winning humanitarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A deeply respected advocate for free speech and women's rights, Hirsi Ali also lives under armed protection because of her outspoken criticism of the Islamic faith in which she was raised.

©2007 Ayaan Hirsi Ali; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Maryola Farmingdale, NY, United States 01-02-09
    Maryola Farmingdale, NY, United States 01-02-09 Member Since 2012
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    "This takes courage to publish"

    After getting through the accent, I was awakened to a naked truth that this woman is telling us. It is our responsibility as free women and people to look into matters of abuse, torture, and slavery that comes with following a religion that does not allow thinking and questioning. All religions are based on words that are written by men, and used to keep people in check. I am amazed in the transformation and the courage this took to brake away from the teachings of her clan and her culture. I wish I could do something to help these women from this culture, sometimes the unknown is more scary than living with such restraints of culture.

    I recommend this book for a glimpse into a world that most Western Countries have no clue to.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Leo Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-10-08
    Leo Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-10-08 Member Since 2010

    Love listening to many different Styles and types of books.

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    "A great book about the issue of the century!"

    This book was fascinating! The Author's accent is not hard to understand, except in the case of the names of those she speaks about, however the names are irrelevant to the story.

    This is a story that should be required reading for high school senior and politicians alike. It also amazes me that the women's rights movement pays very little attention to the horrible abuses most women face in Islamic cultures. Rape, beatings, no real rights and genital mutilation just to name a few.

    This is a Must Read!

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Leeper 01-08-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Infidel Excellent"

    This book was a great eye opener about Islaam and the position woman have in the religion. It is narrated by the author which gives it more feeling and credibility. An example of this is the emotion in her voice when she describes her genital mutilation when she was a child. This is a gripping book by a brave woman no matter what your feeling about Islaam.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Brighton, MA, USA 03-30-08
    Michael Brighton, MA, USA 03-30-08
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    "Great!"

    This audio book just jumps out of the speakers! Some audio books just don't work well, or are not well read but this one might even be better than reading the book.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    THATZLIFE PASADENA, CA 07-06-10
    THATZLIFE PASADENA, CA 07-06-10 Member Since 2012

    THATZLIFE

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    "She Really Lets Us Know! Pay Attention!!!"

    This is such a deep book in that it opens our eyes to dangerous sentiments of what we view as everyday Muslims, in which the majority of Americans may view as harmless or merely cultural. She clearly shows us that there is an ever growing segment of the world's population that are subscribing to Jihad and it's beliefs.

    It would be interesting to hear Ayaan's take on the Nation Of Islam here in the U.S.
    I wonder if she feels they are on board with the fundamentalist she speaks of in the sequal Nomad, and in this book and Infidel.
    Great listen!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 06-09-10
    Sara 06-09-10
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    "Great Work of Literature"

    This is one of the finest books I have read in my lifetime. I used to read accounts of life in Afghanistan in the late 90s, when few but feminists were concerned about the Taliban's activities, but that was always an outside view. In Infidel, we are able to see an intimate portrait of life in Somalia, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, etc, from the point of view of one remarkable woman who saw through and rose above the abuses and limitions of her human rights.

    In this book, the reader is able to to feel a deep connection to the humanity of the individuals, while at the same time understanding the entrenched problems with the social systems they have been born into.

    Not only is this an education about social life in Western Africa, but also presents a great deal of information about the history and politics of the region in recent decades.

    The story is told in clear, luminous prose, and I think the experience is greatly enhanced by hearing the author's own voice. I hung on every single word.

    The author relates experiences of true horror in a way that is bearable, and even leaves the reader with a genuine sense of hope, and, if you are like me, renewed vigor to embrace life and fight for justice.

    This is an absolute must-read. I saw a newspaper review that named Infidel as a "great work of literature" and I must agree. The book is compelling, and the author is clear-thinking, compassionate, frank, and committed to sharing her truth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen 04-18-10
    Ellen 04-18-10
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    "In the Author's Voice"

    This is a heart wrenching story of the author's life made all the more poignant by her own voice. It's a must-read for anyone interested in how women's rights are negatively affected by Islamic culture.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Torvi Massachusetts 03-06-10
    Peter Torvi Massachusetts 03-06-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "A must read"

    This book taught me so much. I loved hearing the book in the author's own voice, especially because of the many languages involved in her life. It made it all so much more real to hear her passion. I learnt about cultures, politics, religion and humanity. This is a book that changes you forever.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Fish 01-20-10
    Kathy Fish 01-20-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Spellbinding.....Highly recommended"

    Fascinating story...extraordinary writing...spoken from the heart by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    gena 10-05-09
    gena 10-05-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful"

    A very insightful book about Islam. Narrated by the author telling her own story makes it very interesting. A must read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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