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I Am Malala Audiobook

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Biography/Memoir, 2014

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Malala Yousafzai (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Archie Panjabi is an excellent choice to deliver this memoir of the Pakistani girl who stood up to the Taliban. Her voice is youthful, lilting, and buoyant, invoking the key qualities of the now well-known young woman who, at the age of 15, was shot three times in the face by the Taliban because she actively advocated education for girls. Panjabi narrates with vigor; rapid sentences and warm tones evoke Malala's persona. The listener has the feeling of being told this story by Malala herself rather than by an actor, which is the best type of audiobook. Those who want to hear more about Afghanistan, Pakistan's Swat Valley, or the family behind this courageous young person will not be disappointed." (AudioFile)

"Narrator Archie Panjabi is an excellent choice to deliver this memoir.... Panjabi narrates with vigor; rapid sentences and warm tones evoke Malala's persona. The listener has the feeling of being told this story by Malala herself rather than by an actor, which is the best type of audiobook." (AudioFile)

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    Janiece 03-11-16
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    So inspiring... I cant even begin to explain how grateful i am for this story

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    Elisa 03-11-16
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    "loves it!!"

    loved it!!! Great book. Malala is an inspiration a hero. Everyone should listen or read the book

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    Carol Joyce Pittsford, NY, United States 03-10-16
    Carol Joyce Pittsford, NY, United States 03-10-16
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    "Another side of the Coin"

    Malala is an amazing young woman , inquisitive and strong in her convictions of right and wrong, Malala is courageous, risking her safety for what she believes in. I felt like giving her a bear hug.

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    Ilana Vaca 03-09-16
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    "Wow. This should be required for all people of the world"

    The story itself is incredible and gives you a perspective on a part of the world many have a hard time understanding. A very courageous family that is only doing what they believe is right. Humbling and beautiful. The listen is wonderful. Just do it. It will elevate you intellectually and culturally. Once you read it/listen to it, you will thank the world for people like this family. :) enjoy

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    Nadia Cape Town, South Africa 03-09-16
    Nadia Cape Town, South Africa 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Thank you Malala"
    If you could sum up I Am Malala in three words, what would they be?

    Brave; Humble; Inspiring


    What did you like best about this story?

    This brave girl is so inspiring. Malala shares her story in a humble way that allows us to hear about her life before she was shot. She was not an overnight sensation, she had dedicated her life to the cause of education long before that fateful day we all know about. I also appreciated hearing more about the Taliban as well as her love for her country, beautiful Pakistan.


    What does Archie Panjabi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Panjabi did justice to this story. Her narration allowed the story to grab us without overpowering Malala's voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Malala's relationship with her Father as well as the occasional reminder that she might be fighting the Taliban, but she's still a girl growing up.


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    Jennifer Hrynko 03-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspiring"

    This book is truly inspiring for anyone wanting to make a difference in the world. Malala is one of the most intelligent, strong and beautiful souls to walk this earth. I feel privileged to have been able to read a book from her own words.

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    VCK3 03-01-16
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    "Simply Incredible"

    This young lady is simply amazing. Great story, inspirational, humbling, entertaining and explains full well why not everyone wants "Our" help.

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    Blythe California 02-27-16
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    Any additional comments?

    Unless you live under a rock you probably remember hearing about Malala, the young Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out about the rights of girls to go to school. However, the media didn't give a lot of background nor a lot of follow up and unless you were looking out for it, you might not know much more about that. This is the biography of Malala from childhood till her recovery from the shooting. It's in five parts: her childhood in the Swat Valley of Pakistan; the slow and subtle takeover of the region by the Taliban; the problems once the Taliban was in full power; the shooting itself; and her recovery in the UK afterwards.

    Malala's explanation of the history and politics in the area is a great overview for those not familiar with the details, and her description of the way the Taliban slowly moved in and acquired support and power is chilling. It reminds me of some of the WWII histories I've read which describes the way the Nazi party slowly and methodically took control, and it's frightening to see how easy it was for the Taliban to take advantage of circumstances and an ineffective government. It also touches on some of the decisions the US made that damaged US-Pakistan relations, and how hostile they looked to the Pakistani people.

    In the Audible version, Malala herself reads the introduction, and they chose a narrator with a similar accent that works very well for the book.

    I would recommend this book to anyone; it's very worthwhile seeing the world through a completely different perspective and learning more about the world events that are otherwise just a few days of headlines on the news networks.

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    Beverly Low New York 02-15-16
    Beverly Low New York 02-15-16 Member Since 2017

    HI!!!!!! I love to read!!!

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    "crying!!!!"

    Yes I feel that Malala is my daughter too! One of the best books ever!!!

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    qpj100 07-10-15
    qpj100 07-10-15 Member Since 2014

    Writing is not my forte, but I can listen with the best of them!

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    "Excellent, Inspiring and Motivating"

    What can be said, the story of Malala's life is captivating, intriguing and rewarding. It had been interesting to hear how the Taliban formed from a different perspective. Her story also makes one feel blessed for all the things, rights and people in our like that we take for granted.
    Malala is a strong and determined young lady and I look forward to following her cause and the many more achievements she accomplishes, because this young lady is no where near done.

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