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    • Disgraced

    • A Play
    • By: Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi, January LaVoy, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    "Sparkling and combustible" ( Bloomberg Businessweek). "Disgraced rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor." ( Newsday). "In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…. Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater." ( New York Times).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful play

    • By Nancy on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Junk

    • A Play
    • By: Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Jay Snyder, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Set in 1985, Junk tells the story of Robert Merkin, resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell. Hailed as "America's Alchemist", his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to a dizzying level of success. By orchestrating the takeover of a massive steel manufacturer, Merkin intends to do the "deal of the decade", the one that will rewrite all the rules.

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Disgraced

    • By: Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Arend, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife Emily doesn’t share his negative feelings about Islam - she’s encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir’s colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives. 

    Regular price: $4.95

    • American Dervish

    • A Novel
    • By: Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated by: Ayad Akhtar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • quite the tale

    • By Stevon on 05-13-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Invisible Hand

    • By: Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated by: Ayad Akhtar
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A successful financial trader, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotiating his release, he agrees to an unusual plan. He will earn his own ransom by helping his captors manipulate and master the world commodities and currency markets.

    Regular price: $18.24