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Ben longs to be Prime Minister one day. But with no political connections, he is about to crash out of a Master's degree with no future ahead. So when by chance he becomes fast friends with a young Arab prince, and is offered a job in his government, he jumps at the chance to get on the political ladder.

Amal dreads the throne. And with Ben’s help he wants to reform his country, steering it onto a path towards democracy. But with the king’s health failing, revolutionaries in the street, and terrorism threatening everyone, the country is ready to tear itself apart.

Alone in a hostile land, Ben must help Amal weigh what is best against what is right, making decisions that will risk his country, his family, and his life.

©2018 Thomas J Trott (P)2018 Thomas J Trott

Critic Reviews

"One of those books that you will be delighted to have discovered." (A Little Book Problem)

"A fast-paced and exciting book, yet there’s so much to think about too." (Books Are Cool)

"The writing here is superb, the story fascinating and the ideas bold. There is much to be admired in the writing of Tom Trott. The Benevolent Dictator is poignant and had me as a reader in the palm of its hand. Really spectacular." (Reflections of a Reader)

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Brilliant a good listen/read

The Benevolent Dictator - This tale of a university graduate who wants to be in politics. So naive and wants to change the world. I would describe him as an innocent abroad. I found the book to be humorous and a page turner wanting this innocent to survive and thrive in the pool of political sharks.
Wonderful story and very entertaining. Give it a read or give it as a present.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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Culture Clash

In this book British culture and norms clash with Arab cultures and norms. I feel that the way the differences in the cultures was handled felt realistic and made for very interesting reading. The settings for the story were really well done and it was easy to mentally picture what and where things were happening.

The characters are all quite different, there are things that link them but they also have many conflicts and differences that set them apart.

I enjoyed the story just for the entertainment value, but it's also a really interesting look at government and what does and doesn't work.

The character voices are well done, particularly the accents and the pace and tone of the delivery match the tone of the book.

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ow, wow!

a greatr great book! so interesting and well wrriten !! amazing listen to have.
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  • Ostfeld
  • 07-01-18

Excellent picture !

The Author Tom Trott has managed to write a picture into my mind, amazing writing capabilities.
This short story taught me so much, in short there is no perfect system, not for us greedy humans !
Coupled with Joel Daffurn narrating a beautiful audiobook was born.

Fully recommend this book to all !!!



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