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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, written and read by Mohsin Hamid. 

'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America....' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. 

For he is more worldly than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream - and a Western woman - and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. 

Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear....

©2008 Mohsin Hamid (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Masterful.... A poignant love story and a thriller that subtly ratchets up the nerve-jangling tension towards an explosive ending." (Metro)

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  • S Hall
  • 07-19-18

Interesting and complex

I liked the story of the relationship of the protagonist and the fact that he was telling it to someone we didn’t know. The air of menace and mystery was a clever technique. Unfortunately, the way it is read on Audible completely detracts from the book itself. Sad, as it is a good book that read with no feeling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-15-18

A Self-fulfilling Prophecy

A remarkable story telling itself in its own likeness. Told like a tapestry is woven.