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    • The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

    • By: Nadia Hashimi
    • Narrated by: Gin Hammond
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 961
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967

    Nadia Hashimi's literary debut is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. In Kabul, 2007, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inner View of Hidden Women

    • By SydSavvy on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $23.77

    • 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 1,041
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964

    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 House Without Windows

    • A Novel
    • By: Nadia Hashimi
    • Narrated by: Ariana Delawari, Susan Nezami
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    For two decades Zeba was a loving wife, a patient mother, and a peaceful villager. But her quiet life is shattered when her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered with a hatchet in the courtyard of their home. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. Her children swear their mother could not have committed such a heinous act. Kamal's family is sure she did and demands justice.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • For the want of the right reader

    • By chrisa on 08-25-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • One Half from the East

    • By: Nadia Hashimi
    • Narrated by: Ariana Delawari
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune, and her aunt has an idea to bring the family luck - dress Obayda, the youngest of four sisters, as a boy, a bacha posh. Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets another bacha posh, everything changes. Their transformation won't last forever, though - unless the two best friends can figure out a way to make it stick and make their newfound freedoms endure.

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Sky at Our Feet

    • By: Nadia Hashimi
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it's hard to feel American now when he's terrified that his mother will be discovered - and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City.

    Regular price: $23.95

    • La Perle et la Coquille

    • By: Nadia Hashimi
    • Narrated by: Manon Jomain
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Kaboul, 2007 : les Talibans font la loi dans les rues. Avec un père toxicomane et sans frère, Rahima et ses sœurs ne peuvent quitter la maison. Leur seul espoir réside dans la tradition des bacha posh, qui permettra à la jeune Rahima de se travestir jusqu'à ce qu'elle soit en âge de se marier. Elle jouit alors d'une liberté qui va la transformer à jamais, comme le fit, un siècle plus tôt, son ancêtre Shekiba.

    Regular price: $10.42