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My Name is Mahtob: The Story that Began in the Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues

Written by:
Mahtob Mahmoody
Narrated by:
Kristen James

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2015
9 hours 46 minutes
Two decades ago, millions of readers worldwide thrilled to the story told in the international bestseller 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, 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 readers 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 joy and peace that comes from doing so.
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Sharon Flaman

First part of the book is good, her recall of the time in Iran and their escape to safety. Story slowed to a turtle crawl to the point I didn't finish the book. Narrator was super annoying- another reason I didn't finish the book- annoying voices as she tried to act out different people or a small child's voice. Wouldn't recommend this book, however, Not without My Daughter is one of the best books I have ever read.

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Beth Miree

Once I started the book, I could not put it down. It is very much worth the read. I love her story.

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