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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (165 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: King Abdullah II of Jordan Narrator: Nadim Sawalha Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781101155028
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A news-breaking memoir that tackles head-on the toughest challenge in the world today.

When a dying King Hussein shocked the world by picking his son rather than his brother, the longtime crown prince, to be the next king of Jordan, no one was more surprised than the young head of Special Operations, who discovered his life was in for a major upheaval.

This is the inspirational story of a young prince who went to boarding school in America and military academy in Britain and grew up believing he would be a soldier. Back home, he hunted down terrorists and modernized Jordan's Special Forces. Then, suddenly, he found himself king. Together with his wife, Queen Rania, he transformed what it meant to be a monarch, going undercover to escape the bubble of the court while she became the Muslim world's most passionate advocate of women's rights.

In this exceptionally candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the single toughest issue he faces head-on—how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff—and reveals himself to be an invaluable intermediary between America and the Arab world. He writes about the impact of the Iraq war on his neighborhood and how best to tackle Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Why would a sitting head of state choose to write about the most explosive issues he faces? King Abdullah does so now because he believes we face a moment of truth: a last chance for peace in the Middle East. The prize is enormous; the cost of failure far greater than we dare imagine. 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Martin | 1/3/2014

    " Very well written. I really enjoyed the political side of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 12/26/2013

    " VERY interesting, there are some dull parts which may be necessary for a truthful autobiography; BUT Abdullah's unique experiences and enlightened perspective make this an extra-ordinary book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 12/12/2013

    " great book, i recomend for anyone who would like to know some more infromation on the israli middle east peace process from the writting of the defacto intermediarie of the middle east. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 12/11/2013

    " Enjoyed the history;wish history books could be so easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Holencik | 9/7/2013

    " Very informative, I enjoy the book. Definetly challenges my beliefs looking at the strife in the Middle East from the other side. I have a new respect for the work that King Abdullah II does for peace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muna | 8/28/2012

    " tackles some thorny Middle East issues and gives an interesting insight - for outsiders - into the history and tribal culture of Jordan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Snook | 7/8/2012

    " Great perspective from an Arab leader "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Jones | 5/30/2011

    " This was an interesting book. You learn alot of Jordan and the things that helped shape King Abdullah's world view. He has many interesting ideas. Some I agree with. Others that I'll have to think about first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabetmarshall | 5/15/2011

    " An absolute must read for anyone wanting an intelligent synopsis of the "situation" in the Middle East today. Fascinating read re: King Abdullah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 4/24/2011

    " Enjoyed the history;wish history books could be so easy to read.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 3/5/2011

    " This was an interesting book. You learn alot of Jordan and the things that helped shape King Abdullah's world view. He has many interesting ideas. Some I agree with. Others that I'll have to think about first. "

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