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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Afsaneh Moqadam Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781400187720
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The hijacked 2009 presidential election in Iran sparks a devastating chain of events in this marvel of first-person reportage. Download and start listening now!

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  • “[A] timely, ambitious and moving account…The power and immediacy of Death to the Dictator!, the modern sequel to Ryszard Kapuscinski’s Shah of Shahs, come from these crucial moments when Iranians decide whether to abandon hope or ultimately risk their lives…Moqadam writes with an authoritative, granular understanding of Iranian society, especially the sociology of its urban youth. The author distills important political context and frictions of class, faith and worldview into lean vignettes.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “This is a disturbing and problematic book because not all the story can be told even a year after the events it recalls. All the names and many of the details have had to be changed, because the torture and sexual violence that sustains the Iranian regime continues, and most of its victims are still trapped inside their homeland…Death to the Dictator! is an extraordinary account of how a revolution must feel on the inside as it gathers force, and is then mercilessly snuffed out.”

    Sunday Times (UK)

  • “[A] moving, brutal account of Iranian protests against the 2009 reelection of President Ahmadinejad…A clear and important record of the human toll imposed by one dirty election and a close look at a national injustice that captivated the world.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Yeaux | 10/10/2012

    " Although the accuracy of this book could be questioned, it's a riveting and frightening tale of political activism in a country where you can be prosecuted for such a thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cary Simowitz | 2/14/2012

    " A skin-and-bones novel/memoir that is worth reading if nothing more for its cultural importance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 11/12/2010

    " Although the accuracy of this book could be questioned, it's a riveting and frightening tale of political activism in a country where you can be prosecuted for such a thing. "

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About the Author

Afsaneh Moqadam is a pseudonym adopted to protect the identity of the author, who witnessed and participated in many of the events described in Death to the Dictator!

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.