Omari and the People

  • by Stephen Whitfield
  • Narrated by Curt Simmons
  • 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the African Sahara's Empty Quarter) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a better place actually does exist, they set out. The desperate people must come together to fight their way through bandits, storms, epidemics, and more. As a result of Omari's involvement with Saba, a fiercely independent woman who is out to break him in the pay of a merchant whom he has offended, his life and the life of the caravan are in danger.


What the Critics Say

"Every single second of this audiobook captivated me." (The Audiobook Worm)


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Customer Reviews

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Narration was wonderful

I enjoyed the way the narrator took me on this journey with Omari. They accented vocals made me feel transported to a world far from my own. It helped immerse one into Omari's world and made it feel more authentic. Like I was sitting in a small room with a native talking a story about his life and history.
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- Elizabeth

Looking forward to more from Curt Simmons!

What did you love best about Omari and the People?

Its a great adventure that does not follow the trite models of other stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Omari. Its great to see him go from thief to leader.

Any additional comments?

This review is all about Curt Simmons. You can see a review of the book itself on Amazon. He is one of the best narrators I have heard and he makes the book a joy to listen to. He uses a good deal of differentiation in voice to represent different characters and keeps a great accent throughout the whole book that keeps you immersed. Looking forward to more of his work! Great Job!

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- Leatherneck "CPL USMC"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2016
  • Publisher: ShirleyCastle Press