While reading “on the ground” stories of life during the American invasion of Iraq isn’t exactly what most people would call a good time, I have to say that I enjoyed listening to Naked in Baghdad.
I’m going to keep this short and sweet.
This book wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. I think that’s largely the part of the content: while I definitely think that Yunus has done a lot of awesome things for people living in poverty in rural Bangladesh, and I think that Grameen Bank is a great and necessary achievement … it just felt like this book was a giant poster praising Yunus and acting as an advertisement and political manifesto.
June is Audiobook Month, and for the third year, Jen over at Devourer of Books has decided to celebrate with…
I originally picked up this book because of the narrator: I loved Nick Landrum from listening to the Dexter series (before the author took over and started narrating himself … a definite disappointment). So one day, I was trolling Audible and decided to pick up a couple of other books that Landrum narrated.
I have to say that Rush doesn’t disappoint in that regard.
Before you read this book, you need to get past the title. (Or, rather, the subtitle.)
“An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil” implies that this will be yet another book where some Western woman (or man) goes into the Middle East – or another Islamic country – and tries to tell the stories of Muslim woman, or to reveal their plight, implying that the women themselves are unable to do so. And my problem with this title was what kept me from actually reading this book for so long.