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From the best-selling author of The Circle, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war, and his riveting tale of escape.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings raised by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age 24, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman. Until: a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals. He travels to Yemen, collects samples of beans, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the farmers. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015 and he is trapped in Sana'a.

Desperate to escape, he embarks on a passage that has him twice kidnapped at gunpoint, dodging US-made bombs dropped by the Saudi air force, and crossing the Red Sea onboard an unsafe skiff, all the while carrying two suitcases of coffee. A heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the ongoing Yemeni civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man - a Muslim and a US citizen - following the most American of dreams.

©2018 Dave Eggers (P)2018 Random House Audio

"Dion Graham narrates this stirring audiobook splendidly. His narration shapes the mind and spirit of Mokhtar Alkhanshali.... Listeners will be rapt." (AudioFile)  

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  • Dog Fish
  • 20 02 2018

MOVING THE NEEDLE

I’m a white guy. For that I am awarded privilege . I know the score. I see it all around me. I’ve worked my ass off to have a comfortable life . Wife, kids, house etc.

The immigration issue confuses me. The never ending violence in the Middle East confuses me. I just couldn’t get my head wrapped around it.

This book changed me. It showed me what I thought was American ingenuity and taught me tenacity and grit are universal.

I will never look at a Middle Eastern person the same and am embarrassed that I let my myopic personal narrative carry on for so many years.

Thank you Dave Eggars and thank you Mohktar for giving me the gift of clear vision.

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  • 12 02 2018

Hell of an adventure! Great narration!

Monk of Mocha is a wonderful adventure. We follow Mokhtar’s story, from delinquent teenager to Indiana Jones adventurer, bringing the treasure of long lost Yemeni coffee to the world. Egger’s style eggs you onward (see what I did there:)). Graham voice is powerful, clear, and compelling. Loved it!

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  • K J
  • 12 02 2018

Terrific Story

Loved this book! I cannot believe it is nonfiction! Compelling story! I GOT to try the coffee now!

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  • Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed
  • 10 02 2018

in awe

this was fantastic. I was pulled into the story and emotionly invested in the characters success.

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  • IAN
  • 09 02 2018

Coffee

Fantastic book. Now I’m looking for the beans. Not easy to find so far. Can’t wait to try it.

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  • Morgan
  • 28 03 2018

Amazing story

The story by itself would be a winner. It keeps you hooked the whole time, but combined with a superb performance by Dion Graham this book can’t help but be an all around fantastic listen no matter if you love coffee or not.

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  • Llama-mergency
  • 25 02 2018

History! Intrigue! Humanity!

I LOVED this book. I’m finicky about the way books are read & the vocals breathe even more life into this already captivating storyline.

Getting a behind the scenes look at Mohktar’s journey, Yemeni coffee & culture, this book is amazing. Even if you’re not passionate about coffee, if you love hearing a story rich in humanity this book is for you.

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  • Jonathan
  • 06 08 2018

Great read

It was a great and entertaining read, different than what I typically read but the real life story was amazing. As I lover of coffee (and a bit of a coffee snob) it was a pleasure to hear this book while I drink my freshly brewed coffee in the morning.

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 05 08 2018

such a good book

this is a must read for any entrepreneur. I could care less about coffee but this guys story is incredible

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  • ali
  • 06 07 2018

Amazing story

I had no idea that it was in Yeman where coffee was first cultivated and exported, nor did I ever imagine that some of the best coffee in the world is actually grown in Yemen! This book tells you the story of a twenty-something Yemeni-American and his how he found a new-found passion in life once he learned about the history of coffee in Yemen - kindling in him a burning desire to resurrect that history, introduce the coffee to the world while also helping the farmers in Yemen!

The story is fascinating and entertaining, despite it covering the harrowing period of the still on-going war in Yemen and constant jet bombings on its cities. And it is really really uplifting knowing that it all happened so recently (2014 is when the story starts I believe), during this time of turmoil and war - and that indeed Yemeni coffee IS some of the best in the World.

I honestly can't recommend this book enough, especially if you are a coffee lover like me!! An added bonus is also knowing that the proceeds of are set aside for the Mokha Foundation, which was established to help the farmers in Yemen. Go buy and read this book now!!

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  • Megan Chouane
  • 15 06 2018

A captivating story, well told.

Lovely story, kept my attention with a perfect blend of humor, human interest, politics and drama!