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    • Princess

    • A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    Princess describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 13-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age; young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room". Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow...

    • By Rastein on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Princess, More Tears to Cry

    • My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Sasson and Princess Sultana return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners. Major steps forward have been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, women are still subjected to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT must read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Princess Sultana's Circle

    • Princess Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    With Princess Sultana's Circle, the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana continues. The forced marriage of Sultana's niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana's discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, makes this brave royal princess more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia. Princess Sultana's cause is given an extra sense of urgency against the background of increased dissent against the Al Sa'uds, and the looming specter of Islamic fundamentalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The whole series is worth listening to, but you wi

    • By Kathy on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Princess Sultana's Daughters

    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani are surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born. And yet, they are stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, driving them to desperate measures. Throughout, Sultana and Sasson never tire of their quest to expose the injustices which society levels against women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Growing Up bin Laden

    • Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World
    • By: Jean Sasson, Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    A true story that few ever believed would come to light, Growing Up bin Laden uncovers startling revelations and hidden secrets carefully guarded by the most wanted terrorist of our lifetime, Osama bin Laden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating. I could not stop listening.

    • By Curatina on 04-14-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • For the Love of a Son

    • One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 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

    From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she was outraged when the Russians invaded her country. After she made a public show of defiance, she had to flee the country for her life. A new life of freedom seemed within her grasp, but her father arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow Afghan, who turned out to be a violent man....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • About all stories have a happy ending

    • By Stacy on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Princess, Secrets to Share

    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    As the world's attention traces the reluctant social advances in the Middle East, Princess Sultana and her female friends and family have stepped forward to rescue young women in the region who are cruelly mistreated by their husbands, their fathers, and the brutish ISIS soldiers who kidnap them. But inside the Princess' lavish Saudi Arabian palace, sparks of anger and bolts of fear crackle because of the secrets kept to forward her efforts to help women and children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Michelle Lee on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Yasmeena's Choice

    • A True Story of War, Rape, Courage and Survival
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Parisa Johnston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    This is the true story of Yasmeena, a bright and beautiful young Lebanese woman who was imprisoned in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Yasmeena's shocking journey is a tale of the madness of war, of the sexual brutality unleashed by chaos, and of one woman’s courage to stand in danger’s way to aid her fellow sufferers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected.

    • By Kelleefornia on 03-13-15

    Regular price: $19.95