Red Birds

Written by:
Mohammed Hanif
Narrated by:
David Bendena

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2019
7 hours 42 minutes
An American pilot crash lands in the desert and finds himself on the outskirts of the very camp he was supposed to bomb. After days spent wandering and hallucinating from dehydration, Major Ellie is rescued by one of the camp's residents, a teenager named Momo, whose entrepreneurial money-making schemes are failing as his family is falling apart: his older brother, Ali, left for his first day of work at an American base and never returned; his parents are at each other’s throats; his dog, Mutt, is having a very bad day; and an earthy-crunchy aid worker has shown up wanting to research him for her book on the Teenage Muslim Mind. Amidst the madness, Momo sets out to search for his brother Ali, hoping his new Western acquaintances might be able to help find him. But as the truth of Ali’s whereabouts begin to unfold, the effects of American “aid” on this war-torn country are revealed to be increasingly pernicious.
Profile Avatar

A strange book that isn't fully cohesive and ventures into the absurb, but still has some powerful social criticism. At times the anti-war satire works, other times it falls flat. There's lots of cynicism, a dog narrates part of the book, and the ending got a little too absurd for me, so it's certainly not a book for everyone. But the author still managed to elicit some emotion from me as the family's grief is put on full display at the end. The narrator was fine for most of the characters, but a bit too over-the-top (like a southern cowboy) with Mutt's narration.

Red Birds
This title is due for release on May 14, 2019.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Red Birds
This title is due for release on May 14, 2019
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Red Birds
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Red Birds

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.

1 book added to cart
View Cart