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    • Refugee

    • By: Alan Gratz
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom, Kyla Garcia, Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020

    This timely and powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge. Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intended for 5-8th graders, but it is good for adults too

    • By LJK on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Correspondents

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Necar Zadegan, Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The world is Rita Khoury’s oyster. The bright and driven daughter of a Boston-area Irish Arab family that has risen over the generations from poor immigrants to part of the coastal elite, Rita grows up in a 1980s cultural mishmash. Corned beef and cabbage sit on the dinner table alongside stuffed grape leaves and tabouleh, all cooked by Rita’s mother, an Irish nurse who met her Lebanese surgeon husband while working at a hospital together. The unconventional yet close-knit family bonds over summers at the beach, wedding line dances, and a shared obsession with the Red Sox.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • This Life or the Next

    • A Novel
    • By: Demian Vitanza, Tanya Thresher - translator
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Tariq Khan is a Pakistani born and raised in Norway. An outsider in his own country - adrift between two worlds divided by class, race, and culture - he’s always been searching for home. Alongside a flock of other streetwise young men, each looking for direction and each easily susceptible, Tariq finds his cause in the Muslim revival. Idealistic, driven by faith, and empowered with purpose, he’s drawn to radical Islam - his last resort for achieving a sense of belonging. It’s only when he enlists in the war against Assad that Tariq’s eyes are truly opened. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a pretty powerful study of a young Muslim male

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-19

    Regular price: $24.99

    • No Good Men Among the Living

    • America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes
    • By: Anand Gopal
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent, a U.S.-backed warlord who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power, and a village housewife trapped between the two sides who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great job of reporting!

    • By L. Maranto on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Fox Hunt

    • A Refugee's Memoir of Coming to America
    • By: Mohammed Al Samawi
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Born in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was 23, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he’d previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith conferences, Mohammed became an activist, making it his mission to promote dialogue and cooperation in Yemen. Then came the death threats....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and informative memoir

    • By Mark on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • No Mission Is Impossible

    • The Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces
    • By: Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    In No Mission Is Impossible, Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal return with the intensely absorbing, fast-paced story of 30 of the boldest missions of the Israeli special forces. Bar-Zohar and Mishal depict in electrifying detail major battles, raids in enemy territory, and death-defying commando missions while also sharing the personal stories of both soldiers and top commanders, revealing their hopes and fears. The stories are often of victories, but sometimes they're of immense failures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Dean on 02-09-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Wrong End of the Table

    • A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In
    • By: Ayser Salman, Reza Aslan - foreword
    • Narrated by: Ayser Salman, Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Part memoir and part how-not-to guide, The Wrong End of the Table is everything you wanted to know about Arabs but were afraid to ask, with chapters such as “Tattoos and Other National Security Risks,” “You Can’t Blame Everything on Your Period; Sometimes You’re Going to Be a Crazy Bitch: and Other Advice from Mom,” and even an open letter to Trump. This is the story of every American outsider on a path to find themselves in a country of beautiful diversity. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and honest

    • By Erika Retana on 06-04-19

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Orhan's Inheritance

    • By: Aline Ohanesian
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 769
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 779

    When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather - a man who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs - is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and Haunting

    • By alison on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Down and Across

    • By: Arvin Ahmadi
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can't commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming, Scott's parents pressure him to get serious about a career path like engineering or medicine. Desperate for help, he sneaks off to Washington, DC, to seek guidance from a famous professor who specializes in grit, the psychology of success.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wish i bought the book.....

    • By Wayne on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled

    • Voices from Syria
    • By: Wendy Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Assaf Cohen, Susan Nezami
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 57

    Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy, and human rights. The government's ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times. Yet despite all the reporting, the video, and the wrenching photography, the stories of ordinary Syrians remain unheard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Firsthand Accounts of Syrian Revolution

    • By Anonymous User on 04-20-19

    Regular price: $26.23

    • The Fall of Heaven

    • The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran
    • By: Andrew Scott Cooper
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    In this remarkably human portrait of one of the 20th century's most complicated personalities, author Andrew Scott Cooper traces Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He highlights the turbulence of the postwar era, during which the shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent account of a pivotal and sad time

    • By Guerin Shea on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Hakawati

    • By: Rabih Alameddine
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor narration

    • By Zora O'Neill on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Nine Lives

    • By: Aimen Dean, Tim Lister, Paul Cruickshank
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    As one of al-Qaeda's most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda's chemical weapons program, he foiled attacks on civilians and saved countless lives, brushing with death so often that his handlers began to call him their spy with nine lives. This is the story of how a young Muslim, determined to defend his faith, found himself fighting on the wrong side - and his fateful decision to work undercover for his sworn enemy. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, not great

    • By D. DAVIS on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Good Country

    • A Novel
    • By: Laleh Khadivi
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California - about where identity truly lies, and how we find it. Laguna Beach, California, 2010. Reza Courdee, a 14-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very important contribution

    • By Mia on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Lone Wolf in Jerusalem

    • By: Ehud Diskin
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen, Miri Mandel Diskin, Dahlia Salem
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When Hitler’s reign of terror begins, David Gabinsky loses everything he holds dear. Driven by vengeance, young David leads a courageous group of Jewish resistance fighters against the Nazi regime. When Germany is defeated, he journeys to Jerusalem. What he finds is a new love - Shoshana, a beautiful but broken Holocaust survivor - and a new war with an unexpected enemy. The British command has its orders: keep the Jews out of Israel. As David single-handedly wreaks havoc on the British, even Shoshana’s love can’t stop him from risking everything - including his life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good insight into mindset of those who fought for Israel

    • By Fred S. on 06-16-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Killing a King

    • The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel
    • By: Dan Ephron
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential event in Israel's recent history and one that fundamentally altered the trajectory for both Israel and the Palestinians. Killing a King relates the parallel stories of Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them planned political deals he hoped would lead to peace - and the other plotted murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tragic history well presented.

    • By Mmday on 02-28-16
    • The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel
    • By: Dan Ephron
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 12-30-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 123 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Secret Sky

    • By: Atia Abawi
    • Narrated by: Ariana Delawari, Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures, and the Taliban to stay together.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Muck

    • A Novel
    • By: Dror Burstein, Gabriel Levin - translator
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In a Jerusalem both ancient and modern, where the First Temple squats over the populace like a Trump casino, where the streets are literally crawling with prophets and heathen helicopters buzz over Old Testament sovereigns, two young poets are about to have their lives turned upside down. Struggling Jeremiah is worried that he might be wasting his time trying to be a writer; the great critic Broch just beat him over the head with his own computer keyboard.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Lightless Sky

    • A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee's Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World
    • By: Gulwali Passarlay
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen, Susan Duerden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    In 2006, after his father was killed, Gulwali Passarlay was caught between the Taliban, who wanted to recruit him, and the Americans, who wanted to use him. To protect her son, Gulwali's mother sent him away. The search for safety would lead the 12-year-old across eight countries, from the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan through Iran and Europe to Britain. Over the course of 12 harrowing months, Gulwali endured imprisonment, hunger, cruelty, brutality, loneliness, and terror - and nearly drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Face for Refugees

    • By Daryl on 12-10-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Ronit & Jamil

    • By: Pamela L. Laskin
    • Narrated by: Nira Amiel, Assaf Cohen, Aylam Orian
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict - much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred.

    Regular price: $10.26

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