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"With impeccable inflections and tones, El-Attar's narration embodies the quirky investigator and those who surround her. She personifies both the place and the people, making them come alive. Listeners will imagine they're traversing Cairo through the deep, dark night. This is a perfect listen for those who are short on time but want a thrilling audiobook." (AudioFile Magazine)

Egypt, 1912. In an alternate Cairo infused with the otherworldly, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine. What starts off as an odd suicide case for Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha’arawi leads her through the city’s underbelly as she encounters rampaging ghouls, saucy assassins, clockwork angels, and plot that could unravel time itself, in P. Djèlí Clark's Tor.Com Original, A Dead Djinn in Cairo.

"Suehyla El-Attar’s narration has the vocal quality of slightly roughened silk, a gorgeously textured pleasure for the ear." (Locus)

©2016 P. Djèlí Clark (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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This novella was absolute perfection, as was the narration. There is nothing I would want different. I'm excited to learn more of this world and read more by P Djeli Clark!!

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Loved the narrator!

Suehyla El-Attar, the narrator really brings the story alive. Immersing the reader through both her tone, cadence and voices for each character. Highly recommended, though it's a shame she did not narrate the second book.

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  • 28-11-2020

A dead djinn in Cairo

Wonderfully written, excellently narrated, a brilliant adventure in 1912 steampunk Cairo over one action filled night. The protagonist and support characters are fleshed out, the magic is subtle and the plot unfolds at a steady pace. Well worth a listen to. Five stars.

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  • 09-11-2019

Imaginative, captivating, amazing!!!

Early 20th century Cairo, but with magic! Such a wonderful collage of different cultural influences combined with magic that came alive and needs to be integrated into legislation, bureaucracy and daily life of everyone in Cairo. This creates colorful and literally magical background as the main character is trying to solve a mysterious crime. I love this world so much!!! The novella The Haunting of Tram Car 015 also takes place there and is amazing as well! P. Djèlí Clark please please write more in this world!!

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  • Jason Jackson
  • 01-11-2019

Great Short Read

Great world building in this short story taking place in a steam punk world set in Cairo Egypt with djinn, ghul, ifrit and Angels and so much more this was another Audible listen for me loved the Narrator of this short story. There is so much going on in this my only real wish is that it was longer as this world is so interesting just left me wanting more.

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  • Alex Sumner
  • 05-09-2019

So excited to see this on audio.

P. Djèlí Clark is a masterful storyteller. He immediately transports you into an incredible world populated by Djinn and Angels and automatons at the turn of the 20th century. His elegant, lyrical writing makes it a pleasure to experience the extraordinary imagery and mind-blowing concepts in his adventure.

I read A Dead Djinn in Cairo a while ago and loved it. Couldn't purchase it fast enough when I saw it released on audio. Suehyla El-Attar's excellent narration adds the perfect icing to this already delicious cake.

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  • Ariff
  • 07-05-2020

Great Short Story

Great Short Story. Very well read. Loved the performer's accent. Fantastic world building, just with it were longer.

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  • Kadri
  • 12-01-2020

Unlike anything else

I only wish it were longer! A fascinating tale with a protagonist I'd follow on many more adventures.

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  • Ellwood
  • 03-01-2020

enjoyable

a really nice short story. very enjoyable with an uncommon setting. I would love to see a series made with this character.

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  • Kerr506
  • 01-01-2020

Not my cup of tea but well done

If you like this sort of thing I do recommend this short novella. Vivid characters, satisfyingly different plot. Who murdered the Djinn or was it maybe suicide? And why?

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  • Brenda Joyce Patterson
  • 05-09-2019

An artful piece of clockwork

If you haven't read P. Djèlí Clark, you're missing the chance to fully inhabit imagination. Not your imagination but Imagination on a grand scale.

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  • 28-03-2021

Fun and fully descriptive

I enjoyed this little book and it is a good way to get a series started
Look forward to the next one

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  • Carl F. Bornmann III
  • 28-02-2021

Good story, but short

This is a fun story with a terrific voice, however, the story is so short. It’s not worth one Audible credit.

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  • O.O
  • 03-04-2021

How to save the world in time!

What an eventful, fantastical world you are transported to, back in time, across the globe.

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  • 28-08-2020

Steampunk Arabian Mystery

This was a throughly enjoyable read. I loved the setting of an alternate steampunky Cairo inhabited with Djinn and Angels. The story is well paced, anchored by the enthralling Fatma who is a wonderful protagonist. I hope P Djèlí Clark revisits this world.

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  • Maya Connell
  • 20-05-2020

Short but fascinating

I really enjoyed this piece, it was short but had all the making ms of a great story. I wished it had been a whole book and I’d learnt more of the laws of this world.

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