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A Dead Djinn in Cairo

A Tor.Com Original
Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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.

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

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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 icing to this already delicious cake.

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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.