I would have loved this story anyway, but listening to Shohreh Aghdashloo narrate really brought the story to life for me. One of the few audiobooks that I am likely to listen to again in the future.
I needed to select a book for our book club. I searched through several books and found this book as a recommendation from Audible. I took a chance and got it, then after listening to the first chapter decided this would be my book club selection. I could not put the book down. The narrator's voice transports you back to 14th century. It was a great book.
This would be a great book to read because the story line is very interesting but the narrator stinks. I am trying to force myself to listen to this and she is driving me crazy with her monotone voice. I want my money back.
I loved this audio book very much. Not only was the story amazing, the narrator's exotic voice and accent really was wonderful to listen to! 5 stars for sure.
I enjoyed this story, but the narration was below average. The narrator's enunciation and articulation was so poor that I had to listen to much of the book twice, losing much of the flow of the story. Straining to make out the words while listening in the car definitely impacted my enjoyment.
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing this tale. The story centers around a young woman coming of age in 17th century Iran. She is a rug maker and very resourceful but faces some real challenges. The story is read by a Persian speaker who speaks English with a Persian accent. That lends just the right crediability to the book. It is a wonder uplifting tale and I highly recommend it.
I throughly enjoyed this book. The glimpse into the lives of Iranian women in the time of the Shah was fascinating.
The reader had the most beautiful, seductive voice. Her reading made the book even more fascinating.
This is an amazing book that weaves a story with beautiful imagery into magnificent carpets...and the carpets, in turn, tell their stories.
Loved the story, loved the accent and voice of the narrator. How little things have changed since the 17th century for many Moslem women
The woman who narrated it, Shohreh Aghdashloo, is a native of Iran. She is an actress who was in The House of Sand and Fog. Her voice is so soothing. On occasion, she will mispronounce a word, which only adds to her charm. The book is about a young girl who becomes a rug maker. The story arc starts with her happy childhood, her move to the big city, being used by her distant relatives, and finally ends with her leading a life of her own choosing. Intertwined in her tale are several Iranian fairy tales, which give the book a bit of One Thousand and One Nights feel at times.