Audiobooks Narrated by Jo Ben Ayed

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  1. And Away... Audiobook And Away...
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  2. The Man Who Died Twice Audiobook The Man Who Died Twice
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  3. The Betrayals Audiobook The Betrayals
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  4. Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains Audiobook Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains
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  5. The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed Audiobook The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
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  6. A Touch of Darkness Audiobook A Touch of Darkness
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  7. We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economi Audiobook We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economi
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  8. Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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  9. Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop Audiobook Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop
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  10. The Facilitator, Part 2 Audiobook The Facilitator, Part 2
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Miriam and Youssef: A BBC Radio Full cast dramatisation Audiobook

Miriam and Youssef: A BBC Radio Full cast dramatisation

A compelling 10-part drama about the founding of Israel, told through the parallel voices of a Jewish immigrant and an exiled Palestinian 1917. As the British enter Palestine with the aim of facilitating a Jewish homeland, young Arab Youssef Bannourah befriends Harry Lister, an English civil servant who has come to live in his village of Deir Yassin. Impressed by Youssef's intelligence, Harry finds him a job working for the British administration. Meanwhile, fleeing Jewish persecution in Russia, Miriam Cohen and her mother Sara set sail for the promised land. On arrival, they move to a newly constructed kibbutz near Jerusalem, where - divided by faith and a fence - Miriam meets Youssef for the first time. Both dream of a nation where Jews and Arabs can live together in harmony. But their youthful idealism soon turns to disillusionment, and as tensions rise and violence erupts in the holy city, they become embroiled in political upheaval and terrorism. And for naive, well-meaning Harry Lister, Britain's inability to keep the peace - and her promises - will have fateful consequences... Spanning 31 years from the closing days of the First World War to 1948, this epic, multi-perspectival drama is narrated by an older Miriam and Youssef, who recount the story to their children. Moving seamlessly between past and present, it takes in key figures and pivotal moments in Israel's history, including the Balfour Declaration, the 1930s Arab Revolt, the bombing of the King David Hotel and the UN vote to partition Palestine. Written by acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, Miriam and Youssef takes a nuanced look at the turbulent chain of events that led to the birth of the State of Israel, shedding fascinating light on the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Among the diverse cast are a host of top Middle Eastern and British actors, including native Israeli Shani Erez as Miriam, Egyptian-born Amir El-Masry as Youssef and Londoner Blake Ritson as Harry Lister. Production credits Written by Steve Waters Produced by Radio Drama London for BBC World Service Music written and performed by Glenn Sharp Sound design: Caleb Knightley Cast Miriam - Shani Erez Youssef - Amir El-Masry Young Miriam - Ava Merson-O'Brien Young Youssef - Rafi Essex/Jo Ben Ayed Young Zahra - Nikhita Essex Harry Lister - Blake Ritson Sara - Jessica Turner Abu Khalid - Rami Nasr Umm Khalid - Sirine Saba Mahmoud/Menachim Begin - Daniel Rabin Yehoshua - Philip Arditti Ben-Gurion/Rabbi - Elliot Levey Mufti - Dana Haqjoo Major Dennis/Haganath Major - Clive Hayward Zahra - Lara Sawalha Judah Magnes/McMasters - Neil McCaul Musa Alami - Sargon Yelda Mohammed - Ramzi Dehani Palestinian woman - Nathalie Armin With Heather Craney, Hasan Dixon and Steve Waters Other parts played by members of the cast First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 29 April-1 July 2020 ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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