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Audiobooks by Arab Authors

Audiobooks by Arab Authors

Explore these audiobooks written by Arab American and Arab authors.

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Our Women on the Ground

Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

By Zahra Hankir
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 10 hours 51 minutes

Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it’s like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour

“A stirring, provocative and well-made new anthology . . . that rewrites the hoary rules of the foreign correspondent...
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Mama Hissa's Mice

A Novel

By Saud Alsanousi
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 12 hours 58 minutes

From the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction comes an apocalyptic and caustically funny novel about the power of friendship in a war-torn world that NPR calls “rich and resonant.”

Growing up together in the Surra section of central Kuwait, Katkout, Fahd, and Sadiq share neither ethnic origin nor religious denomination—only...

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Arab Boy Delivered

A Novel

By Paul Aziz Zarou
Narrated by: Peter Ganim
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes

As Michael maneuvers through his working-class neighborhood delivering groceries, he enters the homes and lives of his customers. He’s confronted by the school yard and street corner violence of local thugs. With the 1967 Arab-Israeli War fresh in public memory, he passes for Greek or Italian and never summons the courage to explain, exactly,... Read more »

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Against the Loveless World

A Novel

By Susan Abulhawa
Narrated by: Susan Abulhawa
Length: 13 hours 9 minutes

2020 Palestine Book Awards Winner
2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist

“Susan Abulhawa possesses the heart of a warrior; she looks into the darkest crevices of lives, conflicts, horrendous injustices, and dares to shine light that can illuminate hidden worlds for us.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

A Memoir of Love and Resistance

By Linda Sarsour
Narrated by: Linda Sarsour
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes

Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Women’s March, shares an “unforgettable memoir” (Booklist) about how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.

On a chilly spring morning in Brooklyn, nineteen-year-old Linda Sarsour... Read more »

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The Thirty Names of Night

A Novel

By Zeyn Joukhadar
Narrated by: Samy Figaredo & Lameece Issaq
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

The Thirty Names of Night

“Since the death of his ornithologist mother in a fire five years ago, Nadir, a young, closeted trans man, has lived with and cared for his grandmother. Struggling with his mother’s death and his identity, he begins a quest to validate her sighting of a rare bird, so rare that only two others have claimed to have seen it and most ornithologists deny its existence. One of the people known to have documented the bird and allegedly painted it, is a mysterious artist who disappeared many years ago, Laila Z. In his quest to find the painting, Nadir discovers a notebook kept by Laila Z, and within that notebook, he learns secrets linking her with his family before both his grandparents and Laila Z immigrated to the United States from Syria. His quest to vindicate his mother parallels his journey to better know himself and to begin to live freely and openly. In this captivating story of three generations, told by Nadir and Laila Z, Joukhadar explores the need to know oneself, to belong, to be seen and accepted and loved. ”

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You Exist Too Much

A Novel

By Zaina Arafat
Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes

You Exist Too Much

“Zaina Arafat’s You Exist Too Much is one of my favorite books of the year. This debut novel blew me away. Arafat’s narrator is confident in her vulnerability; her desire to be seen and understood is visceral and uncomfortably familiar. The intoxication of unrequited love and the disconcerting feeling that can accompany settling down are recognizable, yet in Arafat’s capable hands, I was transported. This book is for anyone who has struggled to fit into society’s neat boxes, who has been frustrated when emotions don’t follow a logical path, or who has been disappointed to find that sometimes the love of others isn’t enough.”

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Roundabout of Death

By Faysal Khartash
Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

Set in Aleppo in 2012, when everyday life was metronomically punctuated by bombing, Roundabout of Death offers powerful witness to the violence that obliterated the ancient city's rich layers of history, its neighborhoods and medieval and Ottoman landmarks. The novel is told from the perspective of an ordinary man, a schoolteacher of Arabic for... Read more »

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Love Is an Ex-Country

By Randa Jarrar
Narrated by: Randa Jarrar
Length: 5 hours 46 minutes

Love Is an Ex-Country

“Randa Jarrar’s intimate memoir is nothing short of monumental. Intelligent, tender, and lacerating in equal measure, Love Is an Ex-Country takes readers on a journey across the U.S., probing what it means to live fully in a hostile environment and contemplate survival in the face of erasure. Jarrar navigates the profound with a light touch and infuses every page with humor, insight, and defiance. Above all, this is a story of being: being corporeal, being of many places and no place, and being joyful — triumphantly.”

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Birds of Paradise

By Diana Abu-Jaber
Narrated by: Tamara Marston
Length: 14 hours 38 minutes

Avis Muir is a brilliant pastry chef, Brian Muir a corporate real estate attorney. Their son, Stanley, is the proprietor of a trendy food market. Their beautiful daughter, Felice, is missing. A runaway at 13, Felice has spent five years modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach. She’s about to turn... Read more »

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Home Is Not a Country

By Safia Elhillo
Narrated by: Safia Elhillo & Christopher Myers
Length: 3 hours 10 minutes

Home Is Not a Country

“I'm not even finished with the book and already know it is a standout of the year. The fresh, tender, unique way that Nima struggles to find a place to call home within herself is so much more than a coming-of-age novel or an immigrant story. Through the surreal exploration of who she could have been, Nima tells a wrenchingly real, oh-so-human story that transcends genre. This is a novel that asks readers of any age 'what will you do with your one, wild and precious life?.' ”

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Everything Comes Next

Collected and New Poems

By Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrated by: Naomi Shihab Nye & James Patrick Cronin
Length: 3 hours 8 minutes

Everything Comes Next

“I have never heard such a profound take on an onion. And most of Nye's poems in this collection are very much the same - finding beauty and meaning in the mundane. I found myself brought to tears on multiple occasions, from happiness and sadness both. Everything Comes Next is undeniably powerful in its simplicity and gentleness. Nye does not rage; she does not need to. She states her truth, asks her questions, and allows them to speak for themselves. Striking. Hopeful. Necessary. ”

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Frankenstein in Baghdad

A Novel

By Ahmed Saadawi
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini & Kaleo Griffith
Length: 8 hours 1 minutes

*Man Booker International Prize finalist*

“Brave and ingenious.” —The New York Times

“Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.” —Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment


“Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read.” —Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow... Read more »

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No Knives in the Kitchens of This City

A Novel

By Khaled Khalifa
Narrated by: Stephen Lee
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one family descends into ruin in this novel from "one of the rising stars of Arab fiction"-- New York Times

Irrepressible Sawsan flirts with militias, the ruling party, and finally religion, seeking but never finding salvation. She and her siblings and mother are slowly choked in violence and decay, as... Read more »

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Palace Walk

Cairo Trilogy: Book #1

By Naguib Mahfouz
Narrated by: Neil Shah
Length: 21 hours 3 minutes

Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s. Read more »

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We Free the Stars

Sands of Arawiya: Book #2

By Hafsah Faizal
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham & Steve West
Length: 17 hours 55 minutes

The second audiobook in the Sands of Arawiya duology by the masterful Hafsah Faizal—the follow-up to the smash New York Times bestselling novel We Hunt the Flame.

Darkness surged in his veins. Power bled from her bones.

The battle on Sharr is over. The Arz has fallen. Altair may be captive, but Zafira, Nasir, and Kifah are bound for Sultan’s Keep,...

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

By Tahereh Mafi
Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

A National Book Award Longlist title!

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like...

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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

By Laila Lalami
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 4 hours 1 minutes

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco.

As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There's Murad, a gentle, unemployed... Read more »

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In the Country of Others

A Novel

By Leila Slimani
Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
Length: 9 hours 9 minutes

The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of The Perfect Nanny that “lays bare women’s intimate, lacerating experience of war” (The New York Times Book Review)

After World War II, Mathilde leaves France for Morocco to be with her husband, whom she met while he was fighting for the French army. A spirited young... Read more »

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