The Shia Revival

  • by Vali Nasr
  • Narrated by Fleet Cooper
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for his "concise and coherent" analysis (Wall Street Journal). In this "smart, clear and timely" book (Washington Post), Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam. He provides a unique and objective understanding of the 1,400-year bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis, and sheds crucial light on its modern-day consequences—from the nuclear posturing of Iran's President Ahmadinejad to the recent U.S.-enabled shift toward Shia power in Iraq and Hezbollah's continued dominance in Lebanon.

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What the Critics Say

"Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes." (Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books)

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Very interesting

I really liked this as it was clear and accessible. The pronunciation of the reader was terrible but my knowledge is not sufficient to make it really annoying. The emphasis on US interests in the book was a reflection of the writers role in the US. That part is not to my taste but still it was a good book.
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- Ben C. Andersen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios