“Disobedience” by Naomi Alderman – narrated by Roe Kendall

Naomi Alderman is the writer for the Zombies Run game I love so much. Her story line is awesome and keeps me entertained while I do my cardio. I am so incredibly behind in the game though after my rough summer. I’m getting adjusted to a mini trampoline though, so I hope to return to her story soon.

“Disobedience” is one of Alderman’s novels. When I found out she’s a published author I looked her up on Audible and this book stood out. It was enlightening. I learned a lot about Orthodox Judaism. Actually I learned more than I think I wanted to know. To each his or her own but wow, does that religion seem to hate women.

No wonder the main character left that life behind and left her orthodox upbringing in London for New York City and independence. However just because we leave home, doesn’t mean we forget everything we grew up with and sometimes after being made to return, we discover things that are comforting to us even though we thought we had left them behind forever.

I wouldn’t call this a coming of age story but it’s a story of discovery. Discovery of who we were, who we are and who we have yet to become. I enjoyed this book. The story was engaging and the narrator easy on the ears. I happen to like her first name, too. 😉

Rating: Entertaining

“Disobedience” at Audible ~ “Disobedience” at Amazon

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