Princess (Sasson)

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 687 ratings

Princess Publisher's Summary

Princess describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country.

Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 13-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age; young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room". Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage, and you will never forget her or her Muslim sisters.

A New York Times best-seller, Princess was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women Since 1300. It was also an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Reader's Digest Selection.

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  • Book 1

    • Princess

    • A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    Princess describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 13-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age; young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room". Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow...

    • By Rastein on 03-13-13
    • A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 422 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Princess Sultana's Daughters

    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani are surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born. And yet, they are stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, driving them to desperate measures. Throughout, Sultana and Sasson never tire of their quest to expose the injustices which society levels against women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Princess Sultana's Circle

    • Princess Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    With Princess Sultana's Circle, the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana continues. The forced marriage of Sultana's niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana's discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, makes this brave royal princess more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia. Princess Sultana's cause is given an extra sense of urgency against the background of increased dissent against the Al Sa'uds, and the looming specter of Islamic fundamentalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The whole series is worth listening to, but you wi

    • By Kathy on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Princess, More Tears to Cry

    • My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Sasson and Princess Sultana return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners. Major steps forward have been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, women are still subjected to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT must read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Princess, Secrets to Share

    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    As the world's attention traces the reluctant social advances in the Middle East, Princess Sultana and her female friends and family have stepped forward to rescue young women in the region who are cruelly mistreated by their husbands, their fathers, and the brutish ISIS soldiers who kidnap them. But inside the Princess' lavish Saudi Arabian palace, sparks of anger and bolts of fear crackle because of the secrets kept to forward her efforts to help women and children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Michelle Lee on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95