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Princess Sultana's Daughters

Narrated by: Catherine Byers
Series: Princess (Sasson), Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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Publisher's Summary

Listeners of Princess were gripped by Jean Sasson's powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil. Now, in the compelling sequel, Jean Sasson and Princess Sultana turn the spotlight on Sultana's two teenage daughters, Maha and Amani.

As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani are surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born. And yet, they are stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, driving them to desperate measures.

Throughout, Sultana and Sasson never tire of their quest to expose the injustices which society levels against women. Princess Sultana once more strikes a chord among all women who are lucky enough to have the freedom to speak out for themselves.

©2011 The Sasson Corporation (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." ( People magazine)
"A chilling story...a vivid account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." ( Entertainment Weekly)
"Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." ( San Francisco Chronicle)

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  • Greb
  • 15-02-2019

Misleading title

The book is about a lot more than just the Princess' two daughters and a great addition to the Princess' first book.

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  • Lorraine
  • 07-01-2019

Another difficult to listen to page turner.

I had to take breaks from listening to the stories of vicious evil injustices toward women in order to calm my rage, despair and compassion. Blessings to this princess for her revelations.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-2018

Intriguing

What a great book!! Looking forward to another sequel if she writes it! Enjoyable read!

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  • Jack
  • 10-11-2015

Eye opening

very good read! I learn a lot about the culture and women's rights. I will probably read the next book.

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  • Sue Jackson
  • 07-12-2015

Fascinating look into another world!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because I believe that they would find of interest too and bee as justifiably outraged as I was to read about various instances and practices carried out in the country as I was!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Princess Sultana's Daughters?

The courage of these women is beyond. compare and specially Princess Sultana herself, it's a very good book in general.

Have you listened to any of Catherine Byers’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Listened to Many more tears to cry just beforehand and compares well.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very much so!!, An emotional rollercoaster actually!!

Any additional comments?

Fascinating, had read the original in book form some years ago and was interesting to catch up with what's happening in their world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-2019

Amazing series!

Absolutely in love with these books. Makes me angry, sad and hopeful all in one book.

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  • Ola
  • 16-08-2019

I dont believe this is true.

princess's family knew about her writing. there was a flimsy explanation in book 1 and I got the following books expecting to hear how her family reacted to her writing. I think these books are partly from.various sources and partly fiction. They didnt even go to the trouble of finding someone from that part of the world to narrate. I dont think the American voice over added any authenticity to the books. Not to criticise her, I blame the casting for that. The whole thing is more like historical fiction and just does not ring true. I'm returning these books, disappointed but the writer had a clever idea and capitalised on it.