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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,959 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Queen Noor Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Lisa Najeeb Halaby was 26, her father introduced her to King Hussein of Jordan. Within a year, she became his fourth wife. Born in 1951 to a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa was unsure what her role would be. King Hussein was not only the head of state in Jordan but also considered the spiritual leader of all Muslims. This memoir provides a vital perspective on 30 years of turbulent world history from the Arab point of view: the displacement of over one million Palestinians by the creation of Israel, Hussein's frustrating efforts for peace, and the impact of Saddam Hussein and the Gulf War on Jordan and the royal family. A fascinating and dramatic portrait of a woman who took a great risk in a part of the world where women's roles are narrowly defined. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynn | 2/19/2014

    " I love to read biographies of authors that live outside of the United States. This is really an interesting story. Might not be so easy to be a Queen! Lots of respect for Queen Noor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Virginie | 1/30/2014

    " Memoirs teaching many things about middle eatern issues through one woman's life who became the queen of Jordan. Very interesting, but since it is written by a middle eastern country's Queen's perspective, one must make its own opinion on the whole story... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan | 1/2/2014

    " Not so much about her and the change she faced going from an American raised woman to a Jordanian Queen as I was anticipating, but definitely a very interesting perspective on Middle East relations and happenings from a Jordanian point of view. Makes you reconsider some of the things you thought you knew about that history and continuing relationships in the region. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Asma | 12/28/2013

    " i enjoyed reading this book, especially it was written by queen noor herself. "

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