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    • Siddhartha

    • By: Hermann Hesse, Joachim Neugroschel - translator
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

    Siddhartha is Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse's most famous and influential work, a novel of self-exploration that will linger in your mind and spirit for a lifetime. A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting to Listen

    • By Ramanujam on 07-23-08

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Zeitoun

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 717

    When HurricaneKatrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four - chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Something bold, ebullient, yet quiet

    • By Darwin8u on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Hungry Tide

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    Internationally best-selling author Amitav Ghosh, winner of the Pushcart Prize and numerous other prestigious accolades, pens a sweeping novel full of romantic adventure. Favorably compared to the masterworks of Joseph Conrad and V.S. Naipaul, The Hungry Tide is an atmospheric tale set in a world of wondrous sights...and terrible danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best Audio Books I've Read

    • By Elizabeth on 09-24-05

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Paul, Apostle of Christ

    • A Novelization of the Major Motion Picture
    • By: Angela Hunt
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

     

    Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, held captive in Nero's bleakest prison cell. Before Paul's execution, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of "The Way" and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starts a little slow

    • By A Mosseri on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Ben-Hur

    • A Tale of the Christ
    • By: Carol Wallace
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Now a major motion picture from MGM and Paramount studios, the story follows Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman whose childhood friend, Messala, betrays him. Accused of trying to murder the new Roman governor in Jerusalem, Judah is sentenced to the galley ships and vows to seek revenge against the Romans and Messala. But a chance encounter with a carpenter from Nazareth sets Judah on a different path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maginificient remake

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-23-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Bloodmoney

    • A Novel of Espionage
    • By: David Ignatius
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 266

    Deep within Pakistan’s borders, a secret CIA team is being systematically dismantled by a cunning enemy. Soon, Sophie Marx, a young, ambitious agent, is on the ground searching for answers. But as she gets closer to the truth, she suffers a devastating betrayal and must risk more than her life to save the world from a terrifying fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Walk Into The Shadows

    • By E on 11-14-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Enchantress of Florence

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130

    In the imperial capital of the Mughal Empire, a traveler arrives at the court of Emperor Akbar. The traveler, Mogor dell'Amore, has a tale to tell, and as the words flow out of him, the tale's rich tapestry of power and desire begins to take on a life of its own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich and haunting

    • By Stephanie on 08-05-09

    Regular price: $36.37

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Camille

    • The Lady of the Camellias
    • By: Alexandre Dumas fils
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, John McDonough, Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    First published in 1848, Camille captivated Paris and has inspired countless adaptations. This classic story of love and loss is based on the author’s real-life affair with courtesan Marie Duplessis. Also known as The Lady of the Camellias, the novel follows the courtesan Marguerite Gautier through her tumultuous love affair with handsome—but middle class—Armand Duval. Before their passionate affair is over, one lover must give up everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Play, Opera, or Movie

    • By Michael on 03-11-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Moon and the Other

    • By: John Kessel
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In the middle of the 22nd century, over three million people live in underground cities below the moon's surface. One city-state, the Society of Cousins, is matriarchy, where men are supported in any career choice, and can have all the sex they want, but no right to vote - and tensions are beginning to flare as outside political intrigues increase. After participating in a rebellion that caused his mother's death, Erno has been exiled from the Society of Cousins.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Septembers of Shiraz

    • By: Dalia Sofer
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Accused of spying for Israel, Isaac Amin's real crime is simply being Jewish, which gets him tossed into jail after the Iranian Revolution feeds the flames of Islamic fanaticism. As Isaac endures the brutality of imprisonment, his wife fights despair while searching for answers. Hoping to prevent further injustices, his precocious daughter steals files from the man in charge of the prison. And half a world away in Brooklyn, Isaac's adult son suffers when his family's financial support vanishes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read by non native, but story still shines

    • By DavidG on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Stone in the Skull

    • The Lotus Kingdoms, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Rendah Heywood, Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The Gage was an artist, once, and a lover. To avenge his murdered beloved, he allowed a sorcerer to sheathe his body in mirrored bronze. His vengeance is complete now; the sorcerer has long since perished. But the Gage endures. The Dead Man had a purpose once as well: he was raised to be the protector of a Caliph. The Caliph died; the Dead Man did not. Now the Dead Man and the Gage have become companions of the sword, itinerant mercenaries. They bear a message to the besieged young queen of one of the Lotus Kingdoms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Jesslyn H on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

    • By: Daniyal Mueenuddin
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 21

    Pakistani author Daniyal Mueenuddin, an "elegant stylist with a light touch" ( Publishers Weekly, starred review), crafts eight intricately connected short stories. Each compelling tale revolves around the life and legacy of K. K. Harouni, a wealthy landowner in feudal, corruption-fueled Lahore. In this cutthroat society, a servant girl can immediately gain prestige by seducing a powerful married man - and then lose it just as swiftly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult but Intriguing

    • By Cariola on 07-19-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Six Graves to Munich

    • By: Mario Puzo
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Two-time Academy Award® winner Mario Puzo is known around the world for his brilliant book The Godfather, widely considered the finest novel ever written about the Mafia. Two years before Puzo published that iconic work, he released Six Graves to Munich under the pseudonym Mario Cleri. During World War II, intelligence officer Michael Rogan lost everything —including his family—to brutal Nazi interrogators. Now 10 years have passed, and Michael is returning to Europe to exact his revenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story teller, historian. Puzo is a magician.

    • By Meeno on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Harvest of Thorns

    • By: Corban Addison
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young women. Amid the rubble a bystander captures a heart-stopping image - a teenage girl lying in the dirt, her body broken by a multi-tory fall, and over her mouth a mask of fabric bearing the label of one of America's largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation. When the photo goes viral, it fans the flames of a decades-old controversy about sweatshops, labor rights, and the ethics of globalization.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I Wanted to Like This

    • By Daryl on 01-29-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Harvest of Thorns

    • By: Corban Addison
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers. A bystander captures a heart-stopping image: a teenage girl lying in the dirt, her body broken by a multistorey fall, and over her mouth a mask of fabric bearing the label of one of America's largest retailers. A year later, in Washington, DC, Joshua Griswold, a disgraced former journalist, receives an anonymous summons from a corporate whistle-blower promising information that will fan the flames of a decades old controversy.

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The New Global Road Map

    • Enduring Strategies for Turbulent Times
    • By: Pankaj Ghemawat
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Executives can no longer base their strategies on the assumption that globalization will continue to advance steadily. But how should they respond to the growing pressures against globalization? And what can businesses do to control their destinies in these times of uncertainty? In The New Global Road Map, Pankaj Ghemawat separates fact from fiction by giving listeners a better understanding of the key trends affecting global business.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Curse of the Pharaohs

    • My Adventures with Mummies
    • By: Zahi Hawass
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Under Egypt’s wind-swept sands, mummies and breathtaking treasure await those savvy and daring enough to seek them out. Intrepid archaeologist Zahi Hawass is one such adventurer, having made major discoveries in the pyramids at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Echelon Vendetta

    • A Novel
    • By: David Stone
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 999
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176

    When CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton's friend and mentor turns up dead, he's put on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent spy tale

    • By Carmela on 03-04-07

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Step Across This Line

    • Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Bamji Firdous
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Best-selling and Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie offers incisive, often humorous takes on literature, culture, and world events in this New York Times Notable Book. In these stimulating pieces, Rushdie addresses a variety of subjects, including the death of the novel, India, soccer, and the Rolling Stones.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Salman 5 - Narrator 0

    • By Catherine on 11-07-09

    Regular price: $27.97

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