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    • The Map of Salt and Stars

    • By: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
    • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    It is the summer of 2011, and Nour has just lost her father to cancer. Her mother, a cartographer who creates unusual, hand-painted maps, decides to move Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. But the country Nour's mother once knew is changing, and it isn't long before protests and shelling threaten their quiet Homs neighborhood. More than 800 years earlier, Rawiya, 16 and a widow's daughter, knows she must do something to help her impoverished mother. Restless and longing to see the world, she leaves home to seek her fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bittersweet timely novel

    • By Haveenoughstuff on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Girl Who Escaped ISIS

    • This Is My Story
    • By: Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann
    • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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      5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture in order to share her story with the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By 6catz on 08-11-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Salafi-Jihadism

    • The History of an Idea
    • By: Shiraz Maher
    • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    No topic has gripped the public imagination so dramatically as the spectre of global jihadism. While much has been said about the way jihadists behave, their ideology remains poorly understood. Shiraz Maher charts the intellectual underpinnings of Salafi-jihadism from its origins in the mountains of the Hindu Kush to the jihadist insurgencies of the 1990s and the 9/11 wars.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Map of Salt and Stars

    • By: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
    • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nour is a young Syrian girl who has lost her father to cancer. Wanting to be close to her relatives, Nour's mother - a cartographer who makes beautiful hand-painted maps - moves her family back to the city of Homs. Nour's father was a real storyteller, and he told her that the roots of the trees connect to the ground across the world. She knows they left her father in the ground back in America, so she starts telling him the ancient fable of Rawiya, whispering it into the ground so he might hear. Rawiya left her home dressed as a boy in order to explore the world. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Nine-Chambered Heart

    • By: Janice Pariat
    • Narrated by: William Hope, Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The kaleidoscopic story of one woman as seen through the eyes of those she has loved or been loved by. In gemlike chapters, nine characters illuminate an unknowable woman. From the school art teacher who sees a spark of talent in her, to the man whose fleeting passion with her could change his life, to the female student whose friendship turns into love. This kaleidoscopic novella builds a life with colour, with light and dark, and in turn asks the listener: how does the world see you? The Nine-Chambered Heart is a deeply affecting, luminous and fine-boned novel that explores the nature of intimacy and how each connection you make forms who you are.

    Regular price: $9.27

    • The Girl Who Beat Isis

    • Farida's Story
    • By: Farida Khalaf
    • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In August 2014, Farida Abbas was just a normal Yazidi girl living in a village high in the mountains of Northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and the boys of her village, including her father and brothers, before taking Farida prisoner along with the rest of the women. This is the story of what happened to Farida after she was captured: the beatings, the rapes, the markets where ISIS sold their female prisoners like cattle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read! people must take notice !

    • By naelene on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $21.31