• Murder in Amsterdam

  • Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance
  • By: Ian Buruma
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-19-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West
Ian Buruma's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned.
On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and killed by an Islamic extremist for making a movie that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." The murder sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to his native land to investigate the event and its larger meaning as part of the great dilemma of our time.
©2006 Ian Buruma (P)2017 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By Robert Silva on 01-06-18

A thoughtful, balanced book, read by a madman

If you could sum up Murder in Amsterdam in three words, what would they be?

Europe's identity struggle

Would you be willing to try another one of Shaun Grindell’s performances?

No. In fact, I wish Audible had a feature that would let me flag anything he's read and ensure that I steer well clear -- I don't usually pay much attention to the narrator, but this was awful.

Any additional comments?

This is a thoughtful, balanced look at some genuinely thorny issues in the integration of immigrants, and particularly Muslim immigrants, into the fabric of Dutch society. But if you are considering the book, I would urge you to listen to the sample and make sure you think you can listen to a whole book of the narrator ending every. Single. Sentence that way.

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