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Then They Came for Me Audiobook

Then They Came for Me

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A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, this moving story of one family's extraordinary courage in the face of repression is now being adapted into a feature film. The movie will be the directorial debut of The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, who has taken a 12-week hiatus from the show to work on this 'passion project', produced by Scott Rudin and Gigi Pritzker.

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran's presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he'd be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know that he would spend the next three months in Iran's most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell: Rosewater.

For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations: Maziar's father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s. Alone in his cell at Evin Prison, fearing the worst, Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture, and hears their voices speaking to him across the years. He dreams of being with Paola in London, and imagines all that she and his rambunctious, resilient 84-year-old mother must be doing to campaign for his release. During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater, he silently repeats the names of his loved ones, calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child.

A riveting, heart-wrenching memoir, Then They Came for Me offers insight into the past 50 years of regime change in Iran, as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes more totalitarian with each passing day.

©2011 Maziar Bahari (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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    Esther Ward 02-05-15
    Esther Ward 02-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    This has been one of the most eye opening books I have ever read (listened to) in my life! There were mornings that I felt as if I did not want to get out my car and head in to work. The book had me frozen in my seat, handing on to every word that was being read to me.
    I admire the authors courage in the face of such depressing adversity. I also admire his bravery in writing this book.
    I do hope things change in Iran. I am interested in politics from this country after reading this book.
    I would recommend this book ... It is a moving and powerful read.

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    Difficult to start on audio book due to the long list of names at the start but amazing once it got going. What a man.

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