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    • Phantoms in the Brain

    • Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
    • By: V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments - using such low-tech tools such as cotton swabs, glasses of water, and dime-store mirrors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really fascinating stuff!

    • By Kathy on 07-18-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Black Banners

    • The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War against alQaeda
    • By: Ali H. Soufan, Freedman Daniel
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    On September 12, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier—when it was requested—the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against alQaeda—without laying so much as a hand on them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrorism, torture and the CIA

    • By michael on 10-31-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Arabian Nights (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The vengeful King Schahriar agrees to stave off the execution of Queen Scheherazade until she finishes a particularly compelling story. Her plan? Bleed one tale into another. Through fanciful histories, romances, tragedies, comedies, poems, riddles, and songs, Scheherazade prolongs her life by holding the king’s rapt attention. With origins in Persian and Eastern Indian folklore, the stories of The Arabian Nights have been reworked, reshaped, revised, collected, and supplemented throughout the centuries by various authors and scholars.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Association of Small Bombs

    • By: Karan Mahajan
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 488
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 440

    When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family's television at a repair shop with their friend, Mansoor Ahmed, one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb - one of the many "small" bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world - detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tragedy of manners

    • By jdukuray on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Haj

    • By: Leon Uris
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 530

    Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness. The Middle East is the powerful setting for this sweeping tale of a land where revenge is sacred and hatred noble. Where an Arab ruler tries to save his people from destruction but cannot save them from themselves. When violence spreads like a plague across the lands of Palestine - this is the time of The Haj.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A sweeping saga of Arab/Israeli conflict

    • By DIANE on 06-13-14
    • By: Leon Uris
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 606 ratings

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie's classic fantasy novel. Set in an exotic eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and great story teller

    • By marce on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • When the Moon Is Low

    • By: Nadia Hashimi
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Neil Shah
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 925

    Mahmood's passion for his wife, Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she's ever known. But their happy middle-class world - a life of education, work, and comfort - implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rises to power. Mahmood, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: She must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister's family in England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Written So Much As Sung!

    • By Gillian on 01-25-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Girl Like That

    • By: Tanaz Bhathena
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah, Soneela Nankani, Lameece Issaq, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: an Indian girl, a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a troublemaker whose romantic entanglements are the subject of endless gossip among the girls in her school. "You don't want to get involved with a girl like that," they say. So how is it that Porus, a Parsi boy, has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of the highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Moor's Account

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 312

    In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527 the conquistador Pnfilo de Narvez sailed from the port of Sanlcar de Barrameda with a crew of 600 men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernn Corts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story interesting, performance over-wrought

    • By Leigh Nelson on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In a Free State

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Neil Shah, Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a road trip through Africa, two English people - Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys; and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" - are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin's Uganda. And the farther Naipaul's protagonists travel into it, the more they find themselves crossing the line that separates privileged outsiders from horrified victims. 

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard C. Morais
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,012

    Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazed that this is fiction....

    • By Janie on 08-15-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Shadow in Summer

    • Long Price Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 152

    The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit Seedless, an and at bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Performance adds confusion

    • By Scott H. on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Sadness Is a White Bird

    • A Novel
    • By: Moriel Rothman-Zecher
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Moving back to Israel after several years in Pennsylvania, Jonathan is ready to fight to preserve and defend the Jewish state, which his grandfather - a Salonican Jew whose community was wiped out by the Nazis - helped establish. But he is also conflicted about the possibility of having to monitor the occupied Palestinian territories, a concern that grows deeper and more urgent when he meets Nimreen and Laith - the twin daughter and son of his mother's friend. From that morning on, the three become inseparable.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Martin Bunton
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory. Adopting a fresh and original approach, each section covers a twenty-year span, to highlight the historical complexity of the conflict throughout successive decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid introduction

    • By David on 12-16-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Graceful Exits

    • How Great Beings Die (Death stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters)
    • By: Sushila Blackman (compiler and editor)
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah, Dawn Harvey, Emily Zeller, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach it. Sushila Blackman places death - and life - in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have left this world with dignity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and translated in audio.

    • By j.j.martin on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • A Distant Heart

    • By: Sonali Dev
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani, Neil Shah
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Her name means "miracle" in Sanskrit, and to her parents, that's exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to survive after several miscarriages, Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai's Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at 11 years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home, with only the Arabian Sea churning outside her window for company...until one person dares venture into her world.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Hundred-Year Walk

    • An Armenian Odyssey
    • By: Dawn Anahid MacKeen
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah, Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian's world becomes undone. He is separated from his family as they are swept up in the government's mass deportation of Armenians into internment camps. Gradually realizing the unthinkable - that they are all being driven to their deaths - he fights, through starvation and thirst, not to lose hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything a memoir should be. You will enjoy it!

    • By Jakk on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Agent Storm

    • By: Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank, Tim Lister
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 825
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734

    Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. But after a decade of Jihadi life, he not only repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely interesting and revealing

    • By Michalis Petrou on 11-14-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ghachar Ghochar

    • By: Vivek Shanbhag, Srinath Perur - translation
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Bangalore, present day. A young man's close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight. As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house and try to adjust to a new way of life, allegiances realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background. Things become "ghachar ghochar" - a nonsense phrase uttered by one of the characters that comes to mean something tangled beyond repair, a knot that can't be untied.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short, with Room for Development

    • By Cariola on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Privilege

    • The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School
    • By: Shamus Rahman Khan
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. In Privilege, Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has been the private realm of the elite for the past 150 years.

    • The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School
    • By: Shamus Rahman Khan
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 12-19-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

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