My Name Is Mahtob

  • by Mahtob Mahmoody
  • Narrated by Kristin James
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two decades ago, millions of listeners worldwide thrilled to the story told in the international best seller Not Without My Daughter - subsequently made into a film starring Sally Field - that told of an American mother and her six-year-old child's daring escape from an abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father. Now the daughter returns to tell the whole story - not only of that imprisonment and escape but of life after fleeing Tehran: living in fear of re-abduction, enduring recurring nightmares and panic attacks, attending school under a false name, and battling life-threatening illness - all under the menacing shadow of her father.
This is the story of an extraordinary young woman's triumph over life-crushing trauma to build a life of peace and forgiveness. Taking listeners from Michigan to Iran and from Ankara, Turkey, to Paris, France, My Name Is Mahtob depicts the profound resilience of a wounded soul healed by faith in God's goodness and in his care and love. And Mahmoody reveals the secret of how she liberated herself from a life of fear, learning to forgive the father who had shattered her life and discovering the joy and peace that comes from doing so.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fascinating look into another world!!

If you could sum up My Name Is Mahtob in three words, what would they be?

Inspirational, faith, courageous.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mahtob, because of who she is and her faith, she never became bitter even though she was treated so badly by her Dad.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kristin James?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily but a very good listen ALL the same!

Any additional comments?

Very good book!

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- Sue Jackson

started out great but halfway through dipped

alot of repetition from halfway on...the incidents of being tormented never manifested into it being the father for sure or an elaborate imagination. struggled to finish it
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- Kegs1981

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2015
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers