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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Masood Farivar Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Masood Farivar was 10 years old when his childhood in peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan was shattered by the Soviet invasion in 1979. He fled to Pakistan with his family and came of age in a madrassah for refugees. At 18, he defied his parents and returned home to join the jihad, fighting beside not only the Afghan mujahideen but also Arab and Pakistani volunteers. Farivar was stationed at Tora Bora and spent the next two years training for, fighting in, and reporting on the conflict.

After the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, Farivar made his way from the caves of Tora Bora to Lawrenceville School, a private academy in suburban New Jersey, where he spent a year shoring up his academic credentials before moving on to Harvard. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in history and politics, Farivar traveled the United States by car and finally moved to New York City to pursue a career in journalism.

During his ten years in the city, he witnessed the horror of 9/11, made several heartbreaking trips home to visit his family, and was ultimately propelled home for good in 2007. He now serves his country by running a national radio program.At a time when the war in Afghanistan is the focus of renewed attention, and its outcome is more crucial than ever to our own security, Farivar draws on his unique experience as a native Afghan, a former mujahideen fighter, and a longtime U.S. resident to provide unprecedented insight into the ongoing collision between Islam and the West. This is a visceral, clear-eyed, and illuminating memoir from an indispensable new voice on the world stage. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 5/10/2013

    " This was a hard one to get into- mostly due to the language/names. While I don't feel like I understand the country well, I suppose I understand bits better? I don't feel like it was a waste, by any means. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adrienne Taylor | 2/9/2013

    " A crucial part of my education following 9/11. Helps to give a look into a culture I know little about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Raja Ratnam | 11/8/2012

    " An interesting story of courage, jihadist ambitions (temporary), greedy tribal factions, costly interventions by the Soviet and NATO, a personal internal conflict between comfort of the West and the raw beauty of an ancestral homeland, Afghanistan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Roadhouse | 3/23/2009

    " This book gives an interesting account of Afghanistan's recent history. It explores the history that sets the stage for the rise of the Taliban. "

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