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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Qanta A. Ahmed, Qanta A. Ahmed Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On a whim, she accepts an exciting position in Saudi Arabia. This is not just a new job; this is a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong.

What she discovers is vastly different. The Kingdom is a world apart, a land of unparalleled contrast. She finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her, but also humor, honesty, loyalty and love.

And for Qanta, more than anything, it is a land of opportunity. A place where she discovers what it takes for one woman to recreate herself in the land of invisible women.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Intimate introduction to a world most readers will never know.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A big-hearted examination of the extreme contradictions in a society very different—yet not so different—from our own.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “An honest memoir about connections and conflicts.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alexis | 2/16/2014

    " interesting subject, interesting story, terrible written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by NATUI | 2/15/2014

    " This book was a mixed bag for me. I loved reading about the aspects of her job--the interactions between her colleagues and navigating in such a foreign cultural environment. Where she lost me was the focus on the aspects of Islam. I felt as if she were giving me a Sunday School lesson (no pun intended) every single chapter. A kind of a "sit back and listen to THIS!!" each time a new aspect of the religion revealed itself. I am all for learning about her own personal experiences and hearing her own personal insights; however, I don't want to feel as if the author is trying to convince me. I wouldn't enjoy this writing style if it were written by a Lutheran, Shinto, or Pagan. Just state your experience and let me connect with you. Three stars for the heavy-handed proselytizing and my *SIGH* here we go again reaction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Becky | 2/7/2014

    " This sounded really interesting so I picked it up cheap from one of the kindle sales. I was slowly enjoying the book - picking it up, enjoying it and then setting it down and forgetting it (repeat several times). Then I read a friend's review about how fragmented it is and there isn't really any sort of a story. I didn't really want to waste my time reading a so-so book when I have a million and 10 other books I'd also like to read. Maybe I'll pick it back up again? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeanne | 2/3/2014

    " A really interesting account of her experience of the Saudi Kingdom. Being of the moslem faith herself creates an opportunity for a inside perspective of the workings of different believers within the culture. "

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