The Golem and the Djinni
- Narrated by: George Guidall
- Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-08-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York in 1899.
Ahmad is a djinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free - an unbreakable band of iron binds him to the physical world.
The Golem and The Djinni is their magical, unforgettable story; unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures - until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful threat will soon bring Chava and Ahmad together again, challenging their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.
”The author makes you care enough about the humanity of these magical spirits to not only see them through to the end but also to regret that you’ve reached the last page” (New York Times)
”A continuous delight — provocative, atmospheric, and superbly paced” (Boston Globe)
”The Golem and The Djinni are among my favourite fictional people” (Washington Post)
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By AnneDriscoll on 29-01-15
Once in many years does a gem such as the Golem & the Djinni come to light.
It is magical, moody & atmospheric, I did not want it to end, the author is very gifted her story line rare I trust that she writes more novels in the same vain, the book was exceptional.
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By Mrs on 15-06-14
Kept me enthralled until the end
There are some books that I think are ok and I sometimes listen to them on my commute to work and some I can't wait to get back to because I am desperate to know what happens next. This book is most definitely in the latter category. Never mind the commute, I listened to it at home, on the train and in the car and managed the full 18 hours or so within a month. I have always loved Arabian Nights type stories with Djinn so stretching my imagination to include a Golem was not too difficult. The only negative thing I can say about it was I got a bit lost with the Djinni ' s story of what was the past and what was the present but it all fit together at the end. I have a very visual imagination and saw and felt it all. Loved it!!
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By Rmc on 25-02-16
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book kept me up at night, as it was so gripping I couldnt stop listening. How I wish there was a sequel, as Im still hung over on the characters.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The djinni and the golem were both mysterious in their own way, making you want to know them in every detail