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  • Alif the Unseen

  • By: G. Willow Wilson
  • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients — dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups — from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif — the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 21st Century Arabian Nights

  • By Ryan on 05-28-14

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-17

Promises to be a great story at the beginning but quickly becomes repetitive and grating. At least the insight into cultural nuances is interesting.