Princess (Sasson)
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(4.5 based on 86 ratings)
  • 1
    Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia | Jean Sasson

    Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    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.

    very good read

    This is a truly shocking account of what these poor woman have to go through on a daily basis, living with men who hide behind their religion and use ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 September 2016 by marie ()
  • 2
    Princess Sultana's Daughters | Jean Sasson

    Princess Sultana's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    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.

    Fascinating look into another world!!

    Yes, because I believe that they would find of interest too and bee as justifiably outraged as I was to read about various instances and practices car..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 December 2015 by Sue Jackson (London, England)
  • 3
    Princess Sultana's Circle | Jean Sasson

    Princess Sultana's Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

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  • Princess, More Tears to Cry: My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World | Jean Sasson

    Princess, More Tears to Cry: My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    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.

    Excellent and a chance to catch up.

    A fascinating look into another world and culture but the disturbing aspects of the culture were very upsetting to me :(

    Reviewed on 07 December 2015 by Sue Jackson (London, England)
  • Princess, Secrets to Share | Jean Sasson

    Princess, Secrets to Share

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jean Sasson
    • Narrated By Catherine Byers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    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.

    okay but not as good as the others in series

    I really wanted more details of Saltaras life but it just went over old stuff

    Reviewed on 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer (UK)