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  • Master of the Jinn

  • A Sufi Novel
  • By: Irving Karchmar
  • Narrated by: Irving Karchmar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Here is a tale set on the path of the heart, a mystical adventure wherein a modern-day Sufi master sends seven companions on a quest for the original ring of power and the greatest treasure of the ancient world - King Solomon's ring. It is the very same seal ring of a hundred legends, given to King Solomon by God to command the Jinn, those terrifying demons of living fire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful tale of mercy and love

  • By Metis on 04-28-16

A beautiful tale of mercy and love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Master of the Jinn to be better than the print version?

In some ways, yes. First, it is narrated by Irving Karchmar himself and his mersmerising voice keeps one deeply engaged with the story. Second, it gives one the flexibility to listen to it while working or driving so while one may miss holding an actual book (or reading device!), the audio edition has its uses

What other book might you compare Master of the Jinn to and why?

I don't usually read supernatural fiction so cannot compare it with any other book.

Which scene was your favorite?

"The Master’s eyes caught mine as if he read my thought. “Write this also, young scholar,” he said. “Man and Jinn have no part in repentance, because repentance is from God to His creatures, not from them to God. It is a Divine gift, and may all here be worthy of it, for it is given when He wills, and to whom He wills, as the two thieves in our company will bear witness.”"

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Master of the Jinn is not a story that you can listen to only once and since it is a very long narration, one cannot listen to it in one sitting. It has to be listened to many times before one can begin to understand the deep layers of meanings. Each time you listen to the novel, I assure you, you will find something new to wonder.

Any additional comments?

Irving Karchmar spent twelve years writing his masterpiece which interweaves theological references from two beautiful religions – Judaism and Islam. The book is a modern Sufi novel with roots in supernatural mysticism that focuses on repentance, gratitude, and God’s love and mercy.

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