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The Forbidden Wish Audiobook

The Forbidden Wish

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Publisher's Summary

When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years, a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity, only to discover that she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

©2016 Jessica Khoury (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written - The Forbidden Wish is a rare, glittering jewel of a novel." (Sarah J. Maas, author of Queen of Shadows)

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    LCNanny 08-17-16
    LCNanny 08-17-16
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    "Beautifully written and narrated"
    Where does The Forbidden Wish rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Beautifully written and narrated; an absolute gem! The re-imagining of old tales is often a average read for me, but this book took me by surprise and ranks at the top of my list. It reads like poetry. The descriptions don't bog down, are not redundant, and fill the mind with smells and tactile images. The story as a whole resembles the old story, but is retold with such an innovative voice, it is received as an entirely new work of art. I have so enjoyed this book, and wish there were more.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fort Benton,Montana USA 04-07-16
    Amazon Customer Fort Benton,Montana USA 04-07-16 Member Since 2016

    I 'collect' books and shoes, love my family, golden retriever, good design & food. Nothing is learned in vain & my curiosity will never die

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    "interesting take on a classic fairytale"

    I would recommend this book to those who like "remixed" fairy tales. The writing style was at a teen level but the story didn't center on feelings or entirely focus on the romance. I feel the characters were nicely developed. Narration was fine, diction was a little strange sometimes but that could have been related to the level of literature. Overall, worth the listen!

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    SC123 03-17-16
    SC123 03-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    I didn't finish this title. The plot was too unbelievable and the characters were too. I loved the idea of a story written from a genie's POV but it didn't flesh out well.

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    Christeen Hamberg 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very enjoyable"

    I purchased this book because it is narrated by Cassandra Campbell, who is one of my favorites. But the book itself is very fun and enjoyable. I felt myself right there with Aladin and his Genie.

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    TiffanyO 08-21-16
    TiffanyO 08-21-16
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    "Beautiful and magical"

    An enjoyable rendition of Aladdin that paints a magical picture for the listeners. There were a few moments where the speech was out of place for the time line which was slightly distracting.

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