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    • Daring to Drive

    • A Saudi Woman's Awakening
    • By: Manal al-Sharif
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 211

    A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite book for 2017

    • By mary sheeleigh on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Americanized

    • Rebel Without a Green Card
    • By: Sara Saedi
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    At 13, bright-eyed straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: She was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Growing up American as an undocumented alien

    • By Tom Woods on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Butterfly

    • From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph
    • By: Yusra Mardini
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: She dove into the water. This bold act of bravery saved the lives of a boatload of refugees heading to Turkey from Syria. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rollercoaster of emmotions, amazingly performed.

    • By Antonio O on 05-21-18
    • From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph
    • By: Yusra Mardini
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    In her exciting debut, Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco and offers an authentic look at the Muslim immigrant experience today. The book begins as four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful stories; narration a bit fast

    • By Barbarina Heyerdahl on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $17.95

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Pawn

    • By: Aimee Carter
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 502
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 455

    For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked - surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly addictive

    • By Ashley on 03-09-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Queen

    • The Blackcoat Rebellion
    • By: Aimee Carter
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Kitty Doe is a Blackcoat rebel and a former captive with a deadly connection to the most powerful and dangerous man in the country, Prime Minister Daxton Hart. Forced to masquerade as Daxton's niece, Lila Hart, Kitty has helped the Blackcoats take back the prison known as Elsewhere. But Daxton has no intention of ceding his position of privilege - or letting Kitty expose his own masquerade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • love the book ending made me mad

    • By Anonymous User on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Love, InshAllah

    • The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women
    • By: Ayesha Mattu, Nura Maznavi
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq, Piper Goodeve, Lauren Fortgang, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be - from singles' events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. These compelling stories of love and romance create an irresistible balance of heart-warming and tantalizing, always revealing and deeply relatable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sex, Love, & Feminism, in the Muslim Women's World

    • By Susie on 03-06-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Captive

    • By: Aimée Carter
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, in a hostile meritocracy on the verge of revolution, Kitty sees her frustration grow as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoat rebels she is secretly supporting keep her in the dark more than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kitty is a shallow, stupid heroine - SPOILERS

    • By Candice on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

    • By: Darina Al-Joundi
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Raised on Charles Baudelaire, A Clockwork Orange, and fine Bordeaux in 1970s Lebanon, Darina Al-Joundi was encouraged by her unconventional father to defy all taboos. As the bombs fell, she lived an adolescence of excess and transgression, defying death in nightclubs. The more oppressive the country became, the more drugs and anonymous sex she had, fueling the resentment by day of the same men who would spend the night with her. As the war dies down, she begins to incur the consequences of her lifestyle. On his deathbed, her father's last wish is for his favorite song, "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone, to be played at his funeral.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I did this, then I did that, then I did that, then

    • By joyce on 10-28-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

    • Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism
    • By: Karima Bennoune
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Eye-opening accounts of heroic resistance to religious extremism. From Karachi to Tunis, Kabul to Tehran, across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and beyond, these trailblazers often risked death to combat the rising tide of fundamentalism within their own countries. But this global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage remains largely invisible, lost amid the heated coverage of Islamist terror attacks on one side and abuses perpetrated against suspected terrorists on the other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very educational, thought-provoking and inspiring

    • By Marium on 01-28-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Stories of Paul Bowles

    • By: Paul Bowles
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Joe Barrett, Victor Bevine, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story - the genre he preferred and soon mastered.Bowles' s short fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in theme, marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing and beautifully produced

    • By D. Donohue on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Gaza Writes Back

    • Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine
    • By: Refaat Alareer
    • Narrated by: Amin El Gamal, Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine, edited by Refaat Alareer, is a compelling collection of short stories from 15 young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel's siege and blockade. Their experiences, especially during and following Israel's 2008-2009 offensive known as Operation Cast Lead, have fundamentally impacted their lives and their writing.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Secret Son

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Youssef el-Mekki, a young man of 19, is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is, in fact, alive and eager to befriend and support him. Leaving his mother behind, Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of: a famous and influential father, his own penthouse apartment, and all the luxuries associated with his new status.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not great literature

    • By Penny K on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Minaret

    • By: Leila Aboulela
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Leila Aboulela's American debut is a provocative, timely, and engaging audiobook about a young Muslim woman - once privileged and secular in her native land and now impoverished in London - gradually embracing her orthodox faith. With her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose houses she cleans in London. Twenty years ago, Najwa, then at university in Khartoum, would never have imagined that one day she would be a maid. An upper-class Westernized Sudanese, her dreams were to marry well and raise a family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Came for the story, stayed for the narration.

    • By Hank on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tehran Noir

    • By: Salar Abdoh (editor and translator)
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Peter Ganim
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    There is something of both the absolutely spectacular and positively disgraceful about Tehran. But most writers around the world are inclined to think that their own sprawling metropolis is the capital of every imaginable vice and crime, of impossible love and tenderness and cruelty and malice in measures that seldom exist anywhere else. For me, Tehran's case is no different - except that there really is a difference here. The city may be a hothouse of decadence, a den of inequity, all that. But it still exists under the watchful eye of a very unique entity, the Islamic Republic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it

    • By Anonymous User on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Deadlocked 2

    • By: A.R. Wise
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 253

    Part two of the series picks up immediately after the end of the first. David's wife, Laura, is forced to take over the protection of their family as the boat travels out into Hailey Bay, away from the zombies. However, the boat's pilot plans to dock back in the overrun city to rescue his own family, which will put Laura, Kim, and Annie in jeopardy. Laura is forced to overcome unimaginable horrors as the zombie apocalypse explodes around her, but it is the evil intent of humans that present her greatest challenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • BRUTAL HUMANITY

    • By Amanda H. on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • What Is Veiling?

    • By: Sahar Amer
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sahar Amer's evenhanded approach is anchored in sharp cultural insight and rich historical context. Addressing the significance of veiling in the religious, cultural, political, and social lives of Muslims, past and present, she examines the complex roles the practice has played in history, religion, conservative and progressive perspectives, politics and regionalism, society and economics, feminism, fashion, and art.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Muslim American Women on Campus

    • Undergraduate Social Life and Identity
    • By: Shabana Mir
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Shabana Mir's powerful ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C., college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny—scrutiny from the Muslim community as well as from the dominant non-Muslim community. i>Muslim American Women on Campus illuminates the processes by which a group of ethnically diverse American college women, all identifying as Muslim and all raised in the United States, construct their identities during one of the most formative times in their lives.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dear World

    • A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace
    • By: Bana Alabed
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In Bana's own words, and featuring short, affecting chapters by her mother, Fatemah, Dear World is not just a gripping account of a family endangered by war; it offers a uniquely intimate child's perspective on one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history. Bana has lost her best friend, her school, her home, and her homeland. But she has not lost her hope - for herself and for other children around the world who are victims and refugees of war and deserve better lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read

    • By J.R. on 11-09-17
    • A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace
    • By: Bana Alabed
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 10-03-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

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