The Nine Lives of Pakistan by Declan Walsh audiobook

The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State

By Declan Walsh
Read by Roger Clark

Highbridge Audio 9780393249910

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665190305

  • ISBN: 9781665190282

  • ISBN: 9781665190299

Runtime: 11.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times's most distinguished international correspondents. His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade captures the sweep of this strange, wondrous, and benighted country through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals.

On assignment as the country careened between crises, Walsh traveled from the raucous port of Karachi to the salons of Lahore, and from Baluchistan to the mountains of Waziristan. He met a diverse cast of extraordinary Pakistanis—a chieftain readying for war at his desert fort, a retired spy skulking through the borderlands, and a crusading lawyer risking death for her beliefs, among others. Through these "nine lives" he describes a country on the brink—a place of creeping extremism and political chaos, but also personal bravery and dogged idealism that defy easy stereotypes.

Unbeknownst to Walsh, however, an intelligence agent was tracking him. Written in the aftermath of Walsh's abrupt deportation, The Nine Lives of Pakistan concludes with an astonishing encounter with that agent, and his revelations about Pakistan's powerful security state. Intimate and complex, attuned to the centrifugal forces of history, identity, and faith, The Nine Lives of Pakistan offers an unflinching account of life in a precarious, vital country.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rich with incisive historical context, astute cultural analysis, and evocative language, Walsh’s account brings Pakistan’s contradictions to fascinating life. This masterfully reported account deserves a wide readership.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“If Walsh’s guts take him places others have not reached, his prose—vigorous, cockeyed, and clear—brings it home to the reader The Telegraph (London)
“Walsh’s richly detailed book intersperses profiles of some of Pakistan’s most controversial public figures with personal history, as he unravels the mystery of why, in 2013, as a correspondent for The Times, he was unceremoniously kicked out of the country.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Declan Walsh

Author Bio: Declan Walsh

Declan Walsh, formerly the New York Times Pakistan bureau chief, is a journalist and author based in Cairo. He was educated in Dublin and has also reported from sub-Saharan Africa, Afghanistan, the United States, and across the Middle East.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English