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  • An Unnecessary Woman | Rabih Alameddine

    An Unnecessary Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rabih Alameddine
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's "unnecessary appendage." Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The 37 books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read by anyone. In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, listeners follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut.

    Ilana says: "Tales of a Literary Snob"
  • The Angel of History: A Novel | Rabih Alameddine

    The Angel of History: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Rabih Alameddine
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde White
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    Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. This is a profound, philosophical, and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives.

  • The Hakawati | Rabih Alameddine

    The Hakawati

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rabih Alameddine
    • Narrated By Assaf Cohen
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    In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps.

    Zora O'Neill says: "Great book, poor narration"
  • Koolaids: The Art of War | Rabih Alameddine

    Koolaids: The Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rabih Alameddine
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family’s unnecessary appendage. Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been readby anyone.

  • I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters | Rabih Alameddine

    I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Rabih Alameddine
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
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    In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps.

  • Thalia Book Club: An Unnecessary Woman | Rabih Alameddine

    Thalia Book Club: An Unnecessary Woman

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Rabih Alameddine
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Strout, Mia Dillon
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    One of the Middle East's most celebrated writers, Rabih Alameddine, discusses his novel An Unnecessary Woman, an intimate and moving portrait of a reclusive book-loving 72-year-old Lebanese woman who views her complicated past through the lens of her favorite works of literature.

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