Court Of Lions by Somaiya Daud | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Court Of Lions by Somiya Daud?

At the very beginning of 2019, I listened to Mirage by Somaiya Daud. Of course, I loved it and really gelled with the audiobook version. Upon seeing the sequel and finale to the duology, Court Of Lions, I knew I had to read it. Ultimately, I wanted to go with audio again because that was such a good experience. With some luck, I saw that Court Of Lions came up on Libby via audio and I listened in October 2020 and wow, what an excellent story and listening experience.

What’s The Story Here?

Court Of Lions essentially picks up where Mirage leaves off. Amani has been placed in isolation. Maram has figured out that Amani was connected to the rebels and so has forced her silence by placing her into isolation. Things are looking bleak. As you may remember, Amani is the Princess Maram’s body double. So, people think that Amani is Maram which is for Maram’s protection. When Maram is about to get married to Idris, she makes a request of Amani — that Amani take her place in the festivities. In exchange for this, Maram will keep her mouth shut about Aman’s loyalties. It is a real delicate balance and everything it seems is on edge. Amani just may have a way to help the rebels win.

What Did I Think?

I do not want to get into spoiler territory too much. Just know that I felt like Court Of Lions was the perfect ending to this duology. Both Maram and Amani have really grown as characters and presented so complexly. The plot threads in this book are wrapped up really well. I felt just elated by how it all played out. Also? This duology is seriously underrated and I think if you count yourself a speculative fiction fan, you should absolutely get this audiobook into your ears.


How’s The Narration?

Somaiya Daud’s Court Of Lions is narrated by Rasha Zamamiri who plays it to perfection. This audiobook is 9 hours and 46 minutes long but so thrilling. Zamamiri does imperious quite well in her narration. However, it never feels over the top or over dramatic or over done. This book is narrated in pitch perfect fashion. I cannot highly recommend listening enough – particularly if you need something to take you on a flight of fancy with a good revolution brewing.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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