• My Name Is Mahtob

  • The Story That Began in the Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues
  • By: Mahtob Mahmoody
  • Narrated by: Kristin James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-01-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (106 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two decades ago, millions of listeners worldwide thrilled to the story told in the international best seller Not Without My Daughter - subsequently made into a film starring Sally Field - that told of an American mother and her six-year-old child's daring escape from an abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father. Now the daughter returns to tell the whole story - not only of that imprisonment and escape but of life after fleeing Tehran: living in fear of re-abduction, enduring recurring nightmares and panic attacks, attending school under a false name, and battling life-threatening illness - all under the menacing shadow of her father.
This is the story of an extraordinary young woman's triumph over life-crushing trauma to build a life of peace and forgiveness. Taking listeners from Michigan to Iran and from Ankara, Turkey, to Paris, France, My Name Is Mahtob depicts the profound resilience of a wounded soul healed by faith in God's goodness and in his care and love. And Mahmoody reveals the secret of how she liberated herself from a life of fear, learning to forgive the father who had shattered her life and discovering the joy and peace that comes from doing so.
©2015 Mahtob Mahmoody (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
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2 out of 5 stars
By Meagan vR on 02-27-16

Looking to hook a new generation of readers?

The beginning of this book, where she talks about escaping Iran with her mother is GREAT. Beautifully written, suspenseful, and heart wrenching. After about 2 hours the original story comes to an end. I wondered, with 7 more hours to fill, what would be the aftermath. A complicated multinational legal wrangling? Attempts by her father to get her back? Stories from her moms charity about other children abducted? No it's none of these. It's 7 hours of her daily life. When you get to the part where she's in college she literally is at the point where she's talking about her favorite foods. She talks about a term paper she's writing. Talks about going to the doctor and then for a recheck and so on. There is one part where it appears her father is trying to contact her, but it's dealt with swiftly and we're back to her daily life about drinking coffee. It seems like through other parts talking about her life she even tries to add some suspense, proposing that a locked door (gasp!) could be the work of her father! It never shakes out that way and it could possibly be that she just turned the knob wrong and couldn't get the door open. Read the original and I'm sure it will be much more fulfilling. I think the mother did a follow up account which might be worth checking into. This is two hours of great followed by 7 hours of nothing.

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1 out of 5 stars
By donna on 06-27-16

Narration is intolerable!!

How could the performance have been better?

Where did this narrator get the idea to use a horrible baby voice for the child character? We know the child is a child. We do NOT need a weird, high-pitched version of what the narrator thinks children sound like. Oh my god. It was intolerable. Despite wanting very much to find out what happened to the character, I simply couldn't listen a second longer. I returned this for a refund.
It was horrible. HORRIBLE.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sue Jackson on 12-22-15

Fascinating look into another world!!

If you could sum up My Name Is Mahtob in three words, what would they be?

Inspirational, faith, courageous.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mahtob, because of who she is and her faith, she never became bitter even though she was treated so badly by her Dad.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kristin James?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily but a very good listen ALL the same!

Any additional comments?

Very good book!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Kegs1981 on 01-20-18

started out great but halfway through dipped

alot of repetition from halfway on...the incidents of being tormented never manifested into it being the father for sure or an elaborate imagination. struggled to finish it

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tracy on 02-06-16

Beautifully said Mahtob!

A beautiful book with wisdom and opinions that speak to even the most cynical person.

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