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Publisher's Summary

A thrilling new novel exploring how memory shapes the soul, by "an astonishing storyteller."
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented a program that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt's post-revolutionary chaos, Josie is kidnapped - leaving Judith free to usurp her sister's life, including her husband and daughter, while Josie's talent for preserving memories becomes her only hope of escape.
A century earlier, Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor, hunts for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. What he finds will reveal the power and danger of the world Josie's work brings into being - a world where nothing is ever forgotten.
Interweaving stories from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is a spellbinding tale sure to bring a vast new listener to the acclaimed work of Dara Horn.
©2013 Dara Horn (P)2013 AudioGO
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4 out of 5 stars
By Raquel Arteaga on 04-15-18

Pretty good overall

I thoroughly enjoyed the story but the narration was just ok (the whole thing was brought down a notch by how annoying the performance was for one of the character’s that’s a child).

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nada Mazurek on 01-09-18

This is a book that I continue to think about.

If you could sum up A Guide for the Perplexed in three words, what would they be?

Original Intriguing Concepts

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, it is a scary believable story, that has stuck with me years later.

Which character – as performed by Carrington MacDuffie – was your favorite?

Josie Ashkenazi

Any additional comments?

Concepts such as sibling rivalry taken to whole new levels.

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