Narrator: Sangita Chauhan
Published by Self Published / Indie on 22 January 2018
Length: 1 hour 35 minutes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Literary, Mystery/Thriller, Noir, Psychological, Suspense, True Crime, Womens Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Author, Submitted
An Indonesian young woman,
And a thousand dreams,
Imtiyaaz, a Muslim girl, who just graduated from high school, is hired by a recruitment agency to travel across shores to Dubai to begin working. Though her friends have reservations about going abroad, Imtiyaaz sees a new door opening. Through her father's generosity and small savings, she has been given the green light to begin her career. The new world, heightened expectations, and the luxurious culture is enthralling and scary for this young lady. Just when as she begins to unpack after arriving, she is called to begin work immediately. Is it just a mistake? Or is it coincidence?
Read between the covers of "I'm not your Slave", to know what happened to her and many who have taken the journey abroad to find monies to send back home.
©2017 Eric Reese (P)2018 Eric Reese
ABR received this audiobook for free from the Author, Submitted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the audiobook or the content of our review.Buy from Audible Buy from Amazon.comAdd to Goodreads
I’m Not Your Slave by Eric Reese is not what I usually listen in audiobooks. World events have caused this reviewer to reflect and move more out of my comfort zone. This audiobook does that in great and graphic detail. This book is about Imtiyaaz, a young girl who just graduated from high school.
Imtiyaaz has a strained relationship with her father, as well as her wish to break out and live a fulfilled meaningful life. She wants more than a job as a waitress at a shop. She desires a college education. The only way that can happen is taking work out of the country. Applying online she finally finds an employer that will hire a young woman with her minimal skill set in Dubai. She is warned by many people but her naivety in the way the world works sends her into the world of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
This audiobook does a good job of holding the listener’s attention. That said this is not a book for all ages or all subgroups of listener’s. This has the potential to trigger some people due to the content and the material in the scenes in the audiobook. The publisher’s summary does not really cover the sensitive content that is found in later parts of the audiobook. The human trafficking, sexual exploitation of women, rape, assault, and suicide attempts are all parts of a very graphic narrative of real-world types of events. The book is well paced and moves quickly near the end.
The narration was provided by Sangita Chauhan. This is the first audio performance that I have heard from Ms. Chauhan. I greatly enjoyed the way she developed the characters in this short audio performance. Ms. Chauhan gave Imtiyaaz a great voice that made her very real to life as she went from excited and ready for a new life to what happens as that new life unfolds and is not what she expects. The production value was also very good on this short audiobook. Eric Reese provided the Publishing of this audiobook. This was a clear and crisp production and of good value for the listener.
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