Princess (Sasson)
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  • 1
    Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia | Jean Sasson

    Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

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    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
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    Princess describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 13-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age; young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room". Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage.

    Wow...

    Such a powerful book. To hear a full story of this princess' experience just brings you in and really makes you feel for her. I hope something can be ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 13 2013 by Rastein (Los Angeles, CA)
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    Princess Sultana's Daughters | Jean Sasson

    Princess Sultana's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
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    As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani are surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born. And yet, they are stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, driving them to desperate measures. Throughout, Sultana and Sasson never tire of their quest to expose the injustices which society levels against women.

    Eye opening

    very good read! I learn a lot about the culture and women's rights. I will probably read the next book.

    Reviewed on November 10 2015 by Jack ()
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    Princess Sultana's Circle: Princess Trilogy, Book 3 | Jean Sasson

    Princess Sultana's Circle: Princess Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
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    With Princess Sultana's Circle, the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana continues. The forced marriage of Sultana's niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana's discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, makes this brave royal princess more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia. Princess Sultana's cause is given an extra sense of urgency against the background of increased dissent against the Al Sa'uds, and the looming specter of Islamic fundamentalism.

    The whole series is worth listening to, but you wi

    I have read the entire series by this author. I don't know how she got her information, but the Saudi princess who was courageous enough to tell her s..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2015 by Kathy (Albuquerque, NM, United States)
  • Princess, More Tears to Cry: My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World | Jean Sasson

    Princess, More Tears to Cry: My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
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    Sasson and Princess Sultana return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners. Major steps forward have been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, women are still subjected to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence.

    Amazing series!

    These books by Jean Sasson have affected me in ways no other book has. Being a western woman with such freedom I was appalled and sickened by some of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2015 by Donna (California)
  • Princess, Secrets to Share | Jean Sasson

    Princess, Secrets to Share

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
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    As the world's attention traces the reluctant social advances in the Middle East, Princess Sultana and her female friends and family have stepped forward to rescue young women in the region who are cruelly mistreated by their husbands, their fathers, and the brutish ISIS soldiers who kidnap them. But inside the Princess' lavish Saudi Arabian palace, sparks of anger and bolts of fear crackle because of the secrets kept to forward her efforts to help women and children.

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