• The Cairo Trilogy (Dramatised)

  • By: Naguib Mahfouz
  • Narrated by: Omar Sharif
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 07-18-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 4.0 (66 ratings)

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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.
©2007 Goldhawk Productions Ltd; (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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By Arlington Cory on 02-23-14

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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful


By Mariam Nakhla on 06-27-11

Perfect

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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By Brian Keaney on 09-11-08

Authentic, evocative and moving

Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel prize for this trilogy and I can see why. This trilogy tells the story of three generations of one family against the backdrop of the Egyptian struggle for independence. The remarkable authenticity of the production (it was recorded in Cairo), the quality of the acting, even the evocative background music all make this a really memorable listening experience.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By jesjaspers on 04-23-17

ok drama

it is such a pity there is not an unabridged reading of this undoubted
classic.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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