The Cairo Trilogy (Dramatised)

  • by Naguib Mahfouz
  • Narrated by Omar Sharif
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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It was very interesting. I really enjoyed it
The sounds are very good, and the novel itself is amazing how the writer draws every character.
I loved it and I sure will recommend it to friends. I hope to find more Naguib Mahfouz audio books soon :)
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- Mariam Nakhla

Abridged Story Ages Badly

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, it was not worth my time. The material selected left out the most important parts of the story.

Has The Cairo Trilogy (Dramatised) turned you off from other books in this genre?

Think I will stick with complete readings.

Did The Cairo Trilogy (Dramatised) inspire you to do anything?

Over melodramatic had the quality of a soap opera.

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- Arlington Cory

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2007
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited