The Monk of Mokha
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2018
Lexile measure:
960L
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, 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.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, 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 and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs began to rain down on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen. Desperate to escape, he embarks on a passage that has him negotiating with dueling political factions and twice kidnapped at gunpoint. With no other options, he hires a skiff to take him, and his coffee samples, across the Red Sea. 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.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
01/30/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735205802
Lexile measure:
960
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Dave Eggers. (2018). The Monk of Mokha. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dave Eggers. 2018. The Monk of Mokha. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dave Eggers, The Monk of Mokha. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dave Eggers. The Monk of Mokha. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
01c7b81d-f96a-8910-fc7b-379c24bbc45c
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Mar 06, 2019 14:28:01
Date Updated:
Mar 06, 2019 14:28:01
Last Metadata Check:
May 15, 2022 03:45:30
Last Metadata Change:
May 15, 2022 03:45:30
Last Availability Check:
May 15, 2022 03:45:32
Last Availability Change:
May 15, 2022 03:45:32
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
May 16, 2022 03:40:49

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Monk of Mokha
crossRefId
3286924
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/876/1C2/14/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/876/1C2/14/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780735274525
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780735205802
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780735274525
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780735205802
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Dave Eggers
id
8761c214-b20c-4f04-aab8-bf6a020888a8
title
The Monk of Mokha
starRating
3.9
dateAdded
2018-02-01T15:10:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=670&titleID=3286924
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Aurora Public Library (CO)
          • id: 2536

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: TheMonkofMokha_9780735205789_3286924
      • partCount: 7
      • fileSize: 239341796
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: KoboAudioID
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780735274525
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780735205802
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 01/30/2018
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/3286924-TheMonkOfMokha.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=8761c214-b20c-4f04-aab8-bf6a020888a8&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: MonkofMokha-63985
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 239317156
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: KoboAudioID
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780735274525
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780735205802
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 01/30/2018
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/3286924-TheMonkOfMokha.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=8761c214-b20c-4f04-aab8-bf6a020888a8&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Eggers, Dave
      • bioText: Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney’s publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. In 2002, he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco’s Mission District. Sister centers have since opened in seven other American cities under the umbrella of 826 National, and like-minded centers have opened in Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Birmingham, Alabama, among other locations. Eggers's work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France’s Prix Médicis, Germany’s Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the American Book Award. Eggers lives in Northern California with his family. His novels include The Circle, A Hologram for the King, and Heroes of the Frontier.

        Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. A multiple Audie Award–winning and critically acclaimed actor and narrator, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series.
      • name: Dave Eggers
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Graham, Dion
      • name: Dion Graham
imprint
Random House Audio
publishDate
2018-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Monk of Mokha
fullDescription
From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, 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.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, 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 and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs began to rain down on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen. Desperate to escape, he embarks on a passage that has him negotiating with dueling political factions and twice kidnapped at gunpoint. With no other options, he hires a skiff to take him, and his coffee samples, across the Red Sea. 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.
gradeLevels
      • value: Grade 5
      • value: Grade 6
popularity
1261
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BQgIAAA2A/products/8761c214-b20c-4f04-aab8-bf6a020888a8/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
8761c214-b20c-4f04-aab8-bf6a020888a8
starRating
3.9
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/876/1C2/14/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/876/1C2/14/{8761C214-B20C-4F04-AAB8-BF6A020888A8}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Multi-Cultural
      • value: Travel
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
01/30/2018
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, 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.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, 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 and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs began to rain down on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen. Desperate...
sortTitle
Monk of Mokha
lexileScore
960
crossRefId
3286924
publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group