A Dead Djinn in Cairo: A Tor.Com Original Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
"With impeccable inflections and tones, El-Attar's narration embodies the quirky investigator and those who surround her. She personifies both the place and the people, making them come alive. Listeners will imagine they're traversing Cairo through the deep, dark night. This is a perfect listen for those who are short on time but want a thrilling audiobook." (AudioFile Magazine)
Egypt, 1912. In an alternate Cairo infused with the otherworldly, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine. What starts off as an odd suicide case for Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha’arawi leads her through the city’s underbelly as she encounters rampaging ghouls, saucy assassins, clockwork angels, and plot that could unravel time itself, in P. Djèlí Clark's Tor.Com Original, A Dead Djinn in Cairo.
"Suehyla El-Attar’s narration has the vocal quality of slightly roughened silk, a gorgeously textured pleasure for the ear." (Locus)
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 41 minutes|
|Author||P. Djèlí Clark|
|Audible.ca Release Date||August 27 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #18,422 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#198 in Historical Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#538 in Action & Adventure Fantasy
#569 in Classic Literature (Audible Books & Originals)
Top reviews from Canada
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There were a couple of choices of vocabulary that knocked me out of the story momentarily, leaving me unsure as to what, exactly, was intended there.
Overall an enjoyable, short read and well worth it at the price.
Steampunk in early 1900s Cairo with gods and goddesses. A female investigator looking at the mysterious death of a djinn. I love it, and must read more of this series! Very intriguing, great world building, and wonderful to see traditional roles set on their head in a middle eastern environment. Would recommend!
Top reviews from other countries
Effortless world building, a great main character in investigating officer Fatma, and an engaging tale of very human foibles and strengths.
If you like books like Gail Carriger’s Souless series, Ben Aaronovich’s modern day Rivers of London, you’re likely to like this short story. It sits on its own in its pull into this alternate Cairo.
There’s an earlier short story The Angel of Khan el Khallili set in the same alternate Cairo in Clockwork Cairo collection of stories that’s worth a read too :)