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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,631 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Naguib Mahfouz Narrator: Omar Sharif Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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Omar Sharif leads an all-Egyptian cast in this three-part drama, recorded entirely in Egypt's capital. Adapted from Naguib Mahfouz's novels, this is a gripping family saga, with a monstrous father, a loving mother, and four children. It is set in seductive Cairo from 1917 to 1953, against a backdrop of political upheaval. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sawsan Obeid-zeki | 2/15/2014

    " If I could vote 100 stars for this book, I would "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Etta | 2/6/2014

    " A great series by an Arab writer. I'd like to read them again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sigrid Reynolds | 2/1/2014

    " I read the Palace Walk three years ago and have been dying to finish the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marija | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting book but way too long. Prefer the first two books of the trilogy over the third. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 1/17/2014

    " Really good chronicle of a family in Cairo during the first half of the 20th century. They should make a miniseries of the books in Arabic, if they haven't already. I really related to the character of Kamal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stella Indermuehle | 1/17/2014

    " This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. It takes a while to read, kind of like a soap opera, but the three novels in this omnibus are a wonderful way to learn about a culture that we as Americans have no clue about. A window on another world is what reading is about, right? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby Hogan | 1/16/2014

    " It just doesn't get any better than this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 1/16/2014

    " effectively the first Arabic novel. Quite something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 1/15/2014

    " Its about a man growing up in Egypt. Not surprising I liked it:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/10/2014

    " An abridged version, available at BBC Radio 7. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Israr | 12/27/2013

    " One of my most favorite books, like many other memorable characters in novels, I will never forget Ahmed jawad's family. It was like I know them in real life. A masterpiece no doubt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi Jacobson | 12/12/2013

    " Read this trilogy a long time ago, but kept all three books to sometime read again. These books each are fantastic: well-written, lyrical, engrossing, with great depth of character development and political backdrop. I loved them and highly recommend them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 yehudit | 11/24/2013

    " Mahfouz is among the best writers i've read, and this Trilogy is the kind of novels I read over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 11/9/2013

    " One of the best stories I've ever read. Especially the first book, Palace Walk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Everett | 10/25/2013

    " I love anything that this author writes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 10/3/2013

    " One of the best ever. Colonial Cairo....different families representing the changes taking place in Egyptian society....just brilliant. Ah yes, he also won the Nobel Prize for Literature....and well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 8/12/2013

    " Why wasn't this a movie? A la the English Patient? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalani | 7/30/2013

    " Great story of a family throught the eyes of several generations. Reveals universals in all families and delicately illuminates the lives of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 3/13/2013

    " I enjoyed the first book immensely. It was original. I liked the characters because they were so original and fresh. The second book lacked the same freshness. I got bored. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 2/5/2013

    " This trilogy is set in Egypt. It tells such a compelling story with so many interesting characters, while also weaving in the culture and city of Cairo. The author (who just died 3 or so years ago) did an awesome job capturing people as they really are. Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha G | 11/22/2012

    " Fascinating story, engaging text. Epic and intimate at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 10/13/2012

    " Remarkable story of a Muslim family in British-occupied Cairo in early 20th century . . you'll learn to almost love the one you really dislike from the beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 9/25/2012

    " Excellent, really. Egyptian class culture...eye opening. Could stop after the first book but once you read the second, the third is a must... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Mullen | 6/12/2012

    " If you wish for some level of exposure to what an Egyptian, Muslim wife and mother had to endure during that period (and, no doubt, other epochs including the present), do read this magnificent account - you will, serendipitously, be highly entertained and aroused as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maren | 1/11/2012

    " I spent a summer reading this epic trilogy 3 summers ago and it is still with me. Mahfouz is a masterful writer, but this was a challenging read probably not for everyone. I was transported. I think it was the right book at the right time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toula | 9/7/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/7/2011

    " Set in Cairo, Egypt. Author won Nobel Prize for Literature. Long. Educational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/4/2011

    " Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize and I believe these books (this is the first of three) played a large part in the decision. I don't usually vibe with translations, but I really did enjoy this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Biskin | 5/2/2011

    " It was excellent. It seemed to take the author a bit of time to find his cadence, but once he settled in the book developed fabulously. I highly recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 3/31/2011

    " It was well-written, but I found it hard to get into. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood, but I had to make myself finish it. Usually I like historical fiction, but not this one. Must not have been in an intellectual mood :). "

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

    " Excellent overall. Really gets into the life of early 20th century Egypt. Only criticism is that I don't end up caring much for any of the characters, although I am interested in what happens to them. Also, the ending wasn't great- very abrupt. But going to read the remainder of the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 3/29/2011

    " I really liked this book, but it's a tough read. It's been translated (from Aarabic, I believe) and it's not translated very smoothly, in my opinion. Even so, I loved the story. There are two more and I want to read them, though I would really love a Cliff's Notes, if anyone has seen any! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 George | 3/24/2011

    " I was highly motivated to read this, but I couldn't stay with it after repeated attempts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/1/2011

    " I love this book. The stories of the characters and life in Cairo are fascinating. This book truly deserves the Nobel in Literature that it won. It is epic and outstanding in every way. "

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