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    • The Test

    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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?  

    Regular price: £12.89

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • next best thing to Oliver Sacks

    • By Elena D. Pascal on 28-06-17

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Agent Storm

    • My Life Inside al-Qaeda
    • By: Tim Lister, Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    He was the Western convert who would plunge deep inside al-Qaeda. He named his first son Osama after 9/11 and became a Jihadist. But then - after a sudden loss of faith - Morten Storm made a life-changing decision. He became a double agent and joined the CIA, MI6 and MI5. Filled with hair-raising close calls and deception, Storm's story builds to the climactic finale when he must betray his friend and mentor al-Awlaki - al-Qaeda's biggest threat to the West.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but...

    • By Mr on 18-07-17

    Regular price: £24.00

    • 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 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Great Game taken to a brilliant new level.

    • By Michel on 06-10-15

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Moor's Account

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • His story

    • By Aqasa Nu on 14-01-19

    Regular price: £23.49

    • 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 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • 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 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed it :)

    • By Cornelia Baciu on 30-05-18

    Regular price: £6.49

    • In a Free State

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Neil Shah, Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    On a road trip through Africa, two English people - Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys; and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" - are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin's Uganda. And the farther Naipaul's protagonists travel into it, the more they find themselves crossing the line that separates privileged outsiders from horrified victims. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful storytelling

    • By bookylady on 04-10-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Final Table

    • A Winning Poker Approach from a WSOP Champion
    • By: Jonathan Duhamel
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Delving into what it takes to win $8.9 million in one tournament, this guide provides tips and tricks on becoming a World Series of Poker main event champion. Penned by the 2010 winner himself, the handbook reveals useful insight without being too technical, making it ideal for casual players and aficionados alike. Clever plays at crucial spots are revealed, and the 2010 champion’s strategic thinking is retraced in detail, outlining the vital moments when he had to either go all in or fold.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Indian Philosophy

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Sue Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    India has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought, spanning some two and a half millennia and encompassing several major religious traditions. In this intriguing introduction to Indian philosophy, the diversity of Indian thought is emphasized. It is structured around six schools of thought that have received classic status. Sue Hamilton explores how the traditions have attempted to understand the nature of reality in terms of inner or spiritual quest and introduces distinctively Indian concepts, such as karma and rebirth.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Martin Bunton
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory. Adopting a fresh and original approach, each section covers a twenty-year span, to highlight the historical complexity of the conflict throughout successive decades.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone narration

    • By Hareth on 12-01-17

    Regular price: £14.49

    • 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: £22.89

    • Hacking ISIS

    • How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad
    • By: Malcolm Nance, Christopher Sampson
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This book is written by two of the leading terrorist experts in the world. Hacking ISIS will explain in graphic detail how ISIS produces religious cultism, recruits vulnerable young people of all religions and nationalities and disseminates their brutal social media to the world. More, the book will map out the cyberspace-level tactics on how ISIS spreads its terrifying content, how it distributes tens of thousands of pieces of propaganda daily and is winning the battle in cyberspace and how to stop it in its tracks. 

    Regular price: £21.19

    • 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 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating tapestry of life in Cairo

    • By M. R. Beaumont on 06-02-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Islamic History

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Adam J. Silverstein
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Does history matter? This book argues not that history matters, but that Islamic history does. This very short introduction introduces the story of Islamic history; the controversies surrounding its study; and the significance that it holds - for Muslims and for non-Muslims alike. Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread of Islam, from the seventh to 21st century, the book charts the evolution of what was originally a small, localized community of believers into an international religion with over a billion adherents. 

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Hundred-Year Walk

    • An Armenian Odyssey
    • By: Dawn Anahid MacKeen
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah, Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian's world becomes undone. He is separated from his family as they are swept up in the government's mass deportation of Armenians into internment camps. Gradually realizing the unthinkable - that they are all being driven to their deaths - he fights, through starvation and thirst, not to lose hope.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rd Cool H

    • By r on 19-04-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Lord of the Darkwood

    • The Tale of Shikanoko
    • By: Lian Hearn
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Against a background of wild forest, elegant castles, hidden temples and savage battlefields, the adventure that began with Emperor of the Eight Islands draws to its thrilling conclusion. The rightful emperor is lost. Shikanoko is condemned to live, half man and half deer, an outlaw in the Darkwood. Yet the mighty lords who now rule the Eight Islands are prey to suspicion and illness, and drought and famine choke the realm. Only Shikanoko can bring healing by restoring the preordained ruler to the Lotus Throne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesomely dark

    • By Jay on 11-09-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Beautiful Lie

    • By: Irfan Master
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In India in 1947 the country is coming apart - and so is 13-year-old Bilal's life. He is determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition, news that he knows will break his father's heart. With spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal builds an elaborate deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the signs of national unrest. All Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Graceful Exits

    • How Great Beings Die (Death stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters)
    • By: Sushila Blackman (compiler and editor)
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah, Dawn Harvey, Emily Zeller, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach it. Sushila Blackman places death - and life - in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have left this world with dignity.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • Thoughts Are Not the Enemy

    • An Innovative Approach to Meditation Practice
    • By: Jason Siff
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In most forms of meditation, the meditator is instructed to let go of thoughts as they arise. As a result thinking is often taken unnecessarily to be something misguided or evil. This approach is misguided, says Jason Siff. In fact if we allow thoughts to arise and become mindful of the thoughts themselves, we gain tranquility and insight just as in other methods without having to reject our natural mental processes.

    Regular price: £19.39

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