• Exit West

  • By: Mohsin Hamid
  • Narrated by: Mohsin Hamid
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-21-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Exit West written and read by Mohsin Hamid. 
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017
This is Nadia. She is fiercely independent, with an excellent sense of humour and a love of smoking alone on her balcony late at night. 
This is Saeed. He is sweet and shy and kind to strangers. He also has a balcony but he uses his for stargazing. 
This is their story: a love story, but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Saeed and Nadia are falling in love, and their city is falling apart. Here is a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it. Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope - a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination. 
©2017 Mohsin Hamid (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Mixing the real and the surreal, using old fairy-tale magic.... Compelling, crystalline, unnervingly dystopian." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-05-18

Boring, cliched and poorly written

With all of three pages devoted to dialogue, this isn't a story of rich characters and interesting plot development, but a summary of events. The narrative is extremely predictable (it is almost as if the author cooked up the story by reading articles on the refugee experience) and at no point does one feel any empathy or understanding towards the characters. The book has so many problems it is hard to detail them all in one review.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Khanitez on 07-19-18

A Tale of Two Halves

I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second half. It is almost two different tales intertwined together by two common characters. The second half did not feel real. The audio by the author was great.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Madawi on 04-09-18

Great potential

Its sort of disappointing to have this great ideas which could’ve made a great book but end up with a “goodish” one
It’s like the author have this extraordinary loom that have the potential to wave a magical flying carpet but he used it to produce an ordinary rug which can’t fly have nothing magical about it. But it’s still distinguishable because of the great tool used to make it.

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