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    • The Moor's Account

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
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      4 out of 5 stars 364
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      4 out of 5 stars 365

    In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527 the conquistador Pnfilo de Narvez sailed from the port of Sanlcar de Barrameda with a crew of 600 men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernn Corts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific read evoking 16th century New World life

    • By William on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Arabian Nights (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 38

    The vengeful King Schahriar agrees to stave off the execution of Queen Scheherazade until she finishes a particularly compelling story. Her plan? Bleed one tale into another. Through fanciful histories, romances, tragedies, comedies, poems, riddles, and songs, Scheherazade prolongs her life by holding the king’s rapt attention. With origins in Persian and Eastern Indian folklore, the stories of The Arabian Nights have been reworked, reshaped, revised, collected, and supplemented throughout the centuries by various authors and scholars.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Arabian Nightmare

    • By Anonymous User on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
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      4 out of 5 stars 260

    Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie's classic fantasy novel. Set in an exotic eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and great story teller

    • By marce on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Test

    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is taking the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong. Twenty-five questions to determine his fate. Twenty-five chances to impress. When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death. How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shocking & engaging

    • By Caffeinated Fae on 03-22-19

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Phantoms in the Brain

    • Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
    • By: V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments - using such low-tech tools such as cotton swabs, glasses of water, and dime-store mirrors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really fascinating stuff!

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-18-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Tiger's Dream

    • Tiger's Curse Series, Book 5
    • By: Colleen Houck
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Stranded in a time and place he never wished for, Kishan Rajaram struggles to forget the girl he loves and the brother who stole her away as he fulfills his divine role - that of assisting the beautiful, yet extremely irritable, goddess Durga. When the wily shaman Phet appears and tells Kishan that Kelsey needs him, he jumps at the chance to see her again, but in saving Kelsey, he discovers that the curse he thought was over is just beginning. As time unravels around him, Kishan realizes that the fates of all those he holds dear lie in his hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Colleen Houck, sad to see the story end

    • By Karisten on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • American Islamophobia

    • Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear
    • By: Khaled A. Beydoun
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Using his unique lens as a critical race theorist and law professor, Khaled A. Beydoun captures the many ways in which law, policy, and official state rhetoric have fueled the frightening resurgence of Islamophobia in the US.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening and necessary

    • By Jubriel Meneses on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Haj

    • By: Leon Uris
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 664
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
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      4 out of 5 stars 583

    Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness. The Middle East is the powerful setting for this sweeping tale of a land where revenge is sacred and hatred noble. Where an Arab ruler tries to save his people from destruction but cannot save them from themselves. When violence spreads like a plague across the lands of Palestine - this is the time of The Haj.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A sweeping saga of Arab/Israeli conflict

    • By DIANE on 06-13-14
    • By: Leon Uris
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 664 ratings

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Palace Walk

    • Cairo Trilogy Series, Book 1
    • By: Naguib Mahfouz, William Maynard Hutchins - translator, Olive E. Kenny - translator
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A national best seller in both hardcover and paperback, the first book of the masterful Cairo Trilogy introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great book, not so great narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-01-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Death Is Hard Work

    • A Novel
    • By: Khaled Khalifa, Leri Price - translator
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya. Though Abdel was hardly an ideal father, and though Bolbol is estranged from his siblings, this conscientious son persuades his older brother Hussein and his sister Fatima to accompany him and the body to Anabiya, which is - after all - only a two-hour drive from Damascus. There's only one problem: Their country is a war zone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The bleakness of living in a war-torn country!

    • By Susan on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Privilege

    • The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School
    • By: Shamus Rahman Khan
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. In Privilege, Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has been the private realm of the elite for the past 150 years.

    • The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School
    • By: Shamus Rahman Khan
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 12-19-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 1,048
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 974
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971

    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

    • The Black Banners

    • The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War against alQaeda
    • By: Ali H. Soufan, Freedman Daniel
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    On September 12, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier—when it was requested—the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against alQaeda—without laying so much as a hand on them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book if you are interested in terrorism

    • By Richard T on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Twice-Born

    • Life and Death on the Ganges
    • By: Aatish Taseer
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Known as the twice-born - first into the flesh and again when initiated into their vocation - the Brahmins are a caste devoted to sacred learning. But what Taseer finds in Benares, the holy city of death also known as Varanasi, is a window on an India as internally fractured as his own continent-bridging identity.  

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Preparing to Die

    • Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
    • By: Andrew Holecek, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Karen White, Neil Shah
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Preparing to Die is for anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death from a Buddhist perspective, both spiritually and practically. It is also for those who want to learn how to help someone else who is dying, both during the time of illness and death as well as after death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, badly read.

    • By kahali on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Angel

    • The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel
    • By: Uri Bar-Joseph
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor, Anwar Sadat, Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country's government. But he himself had a secret: he was a spy for the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. Under the codename "The Angel", Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services and, by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saved Israel from a devastating defeat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mysteriously Fascinating

    • By Rosemary on 11-17-17
    • The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel
    • By: Uri Bar-Joseph
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Return of a King

    • The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
    • By: William Dalrymple
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    From William Dalrymple - award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer - a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishingly intelligent historical analysis

    • By Robin A. Gower on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Association of Small Bombs

    • By: Karan Mahajan
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 472

    When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family's television at a repair shop with their friend, Mansoor Ahmed, one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb - one of the many "small" bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world - detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tragedy of manners

    • By jdukuray on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard C. Morais
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,070

    Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazed that this is fiction....

    • By Janie on 08-15-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Agent Storm

    • By: Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank, Tim Lister
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 850
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 759

    Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. But after a decade of Jihadi life, he not only repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely interesting and revealing

    • By Michalis Petrou on 11-14-14

    Regular price: $24.95

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