No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid audiobook

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria

By Rania Abouzeid
Read by Susan Nezami

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Based on more than five years of clandestine reporting on the front lines, No Turning Back is an utterly engrossing human drama full of vivid, indelible characters that shows how hope can flourish even amid one of the twenty-first century's greatest humanitarian disasters. Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. As protests ignited in Daraa, some citizens were brimming with a sense of possibility. A privileged young man named Suleiman posted videos of the protests online, full of hope for justice and democracy. A father of two named Mohammad, secretly radicalized and newly released from prison, saw a darker opportunity in the unrest. When violence broke out in Homs, a poet named Abu Azzam became an unlikely commander in a Free Syrian Army militia. The regime's brutal response disrupted a family in Idlib province, where a nine-year-old girl opened the door to a military raid that caused her father to flee. As the bombings increased and roads grew more dangerous, these people's lives intertwined in unexpected ways.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Best Books Out Now in Paperback

Based on more than five years of clandestine reporting on the front lines, No Turning Back is an utterly engrossing human drama full of vivid, indelible characters that shows how hope can flourish even amid one of the twenty-first century's greatest humanitarian disasters.

Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. As protests ignited in Daraa, some citizens were brimming with a sense of possibility. A privileged young man named Suleiman posted videos of the protests online, full of hope for justice and democracy. A father of two named Mohammad, secretly radicalized and newly released from prison, saw a darker opportunity in the unrest. When violence broke out in Homs, a poet named Abu Azzam became an unlikely commander in a Free Syrian Army militia. The regime's brutal response disrupted a family in Idlib province, where a nine-year-old girl opened the door to a military raid that caused her father to flee. As the bombings increased and roads grew more dangerous, these people's lives intertwined in unexpected ways.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unforgetable.” New York Times Book Review
“Abouzeid relates the drama of this chaos in gripping prose.” Christian Science Monitor
“A work of stunning reportage from the very heart of the conflict, daring to go to the most dangerous places in order to get the story.” Dexter Filkins, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“Abouzeid has produced a masterpiece, weaving together the lives of protesters, victims, and remorseless killers at the center of this century’s most appalling human tragedy. No one else, to my knowledge, has reported this story so bravely or narrated it with such intimacy and power.” Robert F. Worth, author of A Rage for Order
“Her words transport readers to the regime’s prison cells, to life under bombardment, and to secret meetings of opposition fighters in the moonlight of summer nights in northern Syria.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: Rania Abouzeid

Author Bio: Rania Abouzeid

Rania Abouzeid has won the Michael Kelly Award and George Polk Award for foreign reporting, among many other prizes for international journalism. She has written for the New Yorker, Time, Foreign Affairs, Politico, the Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times. A former New America fellow, she lives in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English