Alif the Unseen

Audio Book (CD) | July 3, 2012

byG. Willow WilsonRead bySanjiv Jhaveri

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In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients ? dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups ? from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif ? the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the state's electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line. Then it turns out his lover's new fianc? is the ?Hand of God, ? as they call the head of state security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground. When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen.

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In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients ? dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups ? from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif ? the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves...

G. Willow Wilson is the author of the graphic novels Cairo, named a Best Graphic Novel of the Year by PW and Comics Worth Reading; Air, nominated for an Eisner Award, and Vixen, winner of the Glyph Comics Fan Award for Best Comic. Her most recent comics project is the relaunch of Mystic with artist David López. Her first non-graphic wo...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:7 × 8 × 3 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455895431

ISBN - 13:9781455895434

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderfully imaginative. A refreshing take on a topic most authors should really avoid. The Jinn in most stories are treated like glorified faeries who somehow must grant wishes despite being ridiculously overpowered. This book does them and another culture a service by not being grossly misinformed. And for the programming geek it's actually really fascinating.
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from True Fairy Tale This book was filled with a mastery of fiction that kept a good pace and action. Alif's character was real and understandable--he was believable in his motivations. It did a good job of integrating modern technology and belief with fairy tales.
Date published: 2014-04-11