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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, it details the history behind the conflict between Israel and the Middle East and the rise of terrorism. It is told in a very interesting way--a cross between history and story.
What did you like best about this story?
I like the reminders of historical events and the way the author brings historical characters to life. The detailing of the relationship between Amin al-Husseni and Hitler is both enlightening and fascinating. The writer, Mark Twain's description of Palestine before Jewish settlers immigrated to the area is eye-opening. The idea that Hitler could be considered the founder of the Palestinian movement was well-supported and explains a lot in regard to Hillary Clinton and her history with the PLO. The balance with which the story is told and author's respect for both viewpoints is admirable.
The only negative to this book is that it gets repetitive in places. Overall it is a fascinating listen and well worth the time.
Which character – as performed by Locust & Honey Publications – was your favorite?
I am a fan of the narrator. This is his best work yet. This is a non-fiction book so the characters are real. I liked Emir Faisal as illustrated in his letters. I liked the his recognition that Palestine was home of the Jews I like his part in the Faisal-Weizmann agreement. I also really like Weizmann and his role in the above agreement in his negotiations in the Balfour Declaration.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It was eye-opening. It exposes the relationship between Nazi and Middle Eastern terrorist ideologies. It gave me hope and a better understanding of how these ideologies can be thwarted. It shows that at one point these countries got along much better than they currently do.
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