The Taliban Cricket Club

The Taliban Cricket Club

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist in Afghanistan. She takes care of her ill, widowed mother and her younger brother, but when she is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, their quiet, tenuous way of life is shattered.There, the malevolent minister, Zorak Wahidi, announces that the Taliban has found a new way to pursue the diplomatic respect it has long been denied: cricket. On the world stage of sports, the Taliban will prove they are a fair and just regime. Rukhsana and several other journalists are to report that a tournament will be held to determine who will play for Afghanistan. Anyone can put together a team. Women are forbidden to play. The winners will travel to Pakistan to train, then go on to represent Afghanistan around the world.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012.
ISBN: 9781455156917
1455156914
Characteristics: 1 sound file (10 hr., 59 min., 23 sec.) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Mathan, Sneha
Summary: Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist in Afghanistan. She takes care of her ill, widowed mother and her younger brother, but when she is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, their quiet, tenuous way of life is shattered.There, the malevolent minister, Zorak Wahidi, announces that the Taliban has found a new way to pursue the diplomatic respect it has long been denied: cricket. On the world stage of sports, the Taliban will prove they are a fair and just regime. Rukhsana and several other journalists are to report that a tournament will be held to determine who will play for Afghanistan. Anyone can put together a team. Women are forbidden to play. The winners will travel to Pakistan to train, then go on to represent Afghanistan around the world.

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Jun 11, 2017

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two_of_us
Jan 24, 2016

We really enjoyed this book. The courage and resourcefulness of the characters in that setting took this beyond just an ordinary story. Highly recommended.

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mexicanadiense
Jul 30, 2013

I started listening to this audiobook with very low expectations. From the synopsis on the back I was basically expecting "The Kite Runner" meets "The Bad News Bears", but I must admit that the quality of the writing kept my interest throughout. The plot was quite predictable, of course, but in the end it didn't matter much as I found myself honestly caring about the characters and the deadly predicaments in which they found themselves. All told, if not great, at least solidly good.

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