A collection of stories about the greedy. Humorous and satirical, it is the best example of Al-Jahiz' prose style. It is an insightful study of human psychology. Jahiz ridicules schoolmasters, beggars, singers and scribes for their greedy behavior. Many of the stories continue to be reprinted in magazines throughout the Arabic-speaking world. The book is considered one of the best works of Al Jahiz.
Please note: This audiobook is in Arabic.
Public Domain (P)2011 Masmoo3 for Audio Knowledge
“As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker
For me, the choice of the parts of the book to be narrated is not so appropriate and the narration contained some words that I (an Egyptian!) didn't understand, but this was not the biggest problem.
The real annoyance is the background music during the whole book! Why?!
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