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Kamalturk Yalqun

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  • The Return

  • Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
  • By: Hisham Matar
  • Narrated by: Hisham Matar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

When Hisham Matar was a 19-year-old university student in England, his father was kidnapped. One of the Qaddafi regime's most prominent opponents in exile, he was held in a secret prison in Libya. Hisham would never see him again. But he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive. "Hope," as he writes, "is cunning and persistent." Twenty-two years later, after the fall of Qaddafi, the prison cells were empty, and there was no sign of Jaballa Matar. Hisham returned with his mother and wife to the homeland he never thought he'd go back to again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Touching memoir. Consider hard copy

  • By Joschka Philipps on 02-22-18

Fascinating Ride

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

As a victim of another authoritarian regime in East Asia who just experienced his father sentenced for 15 years on totally baseless and absurd charges of "subversion of state power", this book resonated with me on so many levels. I was transfixed by the similarities of the feelings between the author and me. This book also gave me some inspiration on what steps should I take in the future to struggle for my father's freedom. Thank you Hisham Matar for writing such a wonderful book!
I hope people don't fail to realize that fascistic, authoritarian regimes never ceased to exist and it's always worth fighting for the freedom of the oppressed.

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  • Kaplan MCAT Biochemistry Audio Review

  • By: Jeffrey Koetje MD - introduction
  • Narrated by: Owen Farcy, Elizabeth Flagge, Tamara Miller, and others
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

A total of 27 hours of lessons and conversations on MCAT biochemistry from a full panel of Kaplan's MCAT experts, with a 150-page downloadable workbook to follow along as you listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Hidden Gem

  • By Aimei C on 01-08-18

Very useful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Now I can study when I'm on the way driving to school, this is really helpful for my MCAT prep. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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