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Download Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (716 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Lacey Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Best-selling author Robert Lacey tells us what happened in the Middle East's oil-rich powerhouse---while we weren't looking. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 12/28/2013

    " An insightful and fluent read on the political, economic, and social realities that conspired to create both modern Saudi Arabia and Osama Bin Laden. Chock full of telling anecdotes on women's invisibility, madrasas, and the complicated succession and face saving of Arabia's many princes, Lacey's book demonstrates how much the West doesn't know or can even understand about life in the MidEast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 9/7/2013

    " Lacey does a great job of giving the reader a detailed, but enjoyable journey through the rise of modern-day Saudi Arabia. From the rise of the Saud family to present day, Lacey uses interviews from those inside the royal family as both family and friends to give an eyewitness account of the ups and downs of running a monarchy. Anyone interested in the political, economical, and religious history of this desert kingdom will find this book worth your while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/11/2013

    " A good general introduction to the recent history of not just Saudi Arabia but also of regional and international political machinations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 3/31/2013

    " Depressing...but a good read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saja | 1/12/2013

    " It's fun and interesting to read about Saudi from an outsider's perspective, Loved the book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 3/23/2012

    " A good historical look at the way things work in Saudi Arabia. A little too heavy on the government and kingdom side of things and light on how various events affected the "regular" people. And frankly, pretty dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hashim | 4/3/2011

    " The most reveling book about the history of the Kingdom "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 3/30/2011

    " Largely anecdotal, but still an informative read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 12/7/2010

    " - more reasons not to like Saudi Arabia (as if you needed them)
    - very, very informative "

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About the Author
Author Robert Lacey

Robert Lacey is the coauthor of The Year 1000 and the author of such bestselling books as Majesty, The Kingdom, and The Queen Mother’s Century. He lives in London.