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    • City of Thorns

    • Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
    • By: Ben Rawlence
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of Northern Kenya, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks, or plastic; its entire economy is gray; and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a firsthand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling but dry

    • By Megan on 09-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • City of Thorns

    • Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp
    • By: Ben Rawlence
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the Western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, in the midst of the inhospitable desert of Northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, Dadaab is a city like no other.

    Regular price: $19.62