Jim K

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  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,528

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please let this all be fiction.

  • By B.J. on 08-08-14

I expect more from the narrator

3 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Some prep to learn how to pronounce the names of cities and characters in the book would add to enjoyment of listening

  • A History of the Middle East

  • By: Peter Mansfield
  • Narrated by: Richard Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

In this masterly work of synthesis, Peter Mansfield, drawing on his experience as a journalist and a historian, explores two centuries of history in the Middle East. He forms a picture of the historical, political, and social history of the meeting point of Occident and Orient, from Bonaparte's marauding invasion of Egypt to the start of the Gulf War. For more than four thousand years, the Middle East has provided a setting for titanic struggles between great civilizations and religions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • am i the only one who liked this?

  • By Colin on 03-24-03

A History of The Middle East

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-04

Based on the sample, I fail to detect no problem with the accent what so ever. I look forward to hearing the full book.
If you just want to learn something about Islam, try The Crisis Of Islam by Bernard Lewis. This was excellent.

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