Despite her lowly station, the young woman blossoms as a brilliant designer of carpets, a rarity in a craft dominated by men. But while her talent flourishes, her prospects for a happy marriage grow dim. Forced into a secret marriage to a wealthy man, the young woman finds herself faced with a daunting decision: forsake her own dignity, or risk everything she has in an effort to create a new life.
©2007 Anita Amirrezvani; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
"Sumptuous imagery and a modern sensibility...make this a winning debut." (Publishers Weekly)
I think it is my favourite of all of the audiobooks.
Her lyrical and smooth voice combined with her accent were beautiful.
No. I could listen over and over. I didnt want the story to end.
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
I loved so many things. The development of the main character was excellent. The reader's voice was almost hypnotic and wonderful to listen to. The use of tales in the book added to the revealing of 17th century Persian life. This was a positively wonderful book.
I was feeling triumphant when the main character (who was nameless throughout the book) removed herself from the humiliating arrangement with her temporary husband.
The Colours of Persia- the story of an extraordinary young woman.
This book creates beautiful imagery, contains wonderful themes and fabulous insight into another time and place. The narration just sings with the narrator's sweet voice. The story is beautiful and heart wrenching and left me with a feeling of strength and wisdom and hope. I cannot recommend this more highly.
The narrator's voice is too old for the main character and her pronunciation was
atrocious! Added syllables before and after many words (smoothed became smoo-did, etc.) made this book unbearable.
Found this audible book much easier to listen to and stay focused on, compared to others. The voice was fluid, and the readers accent helped place you. Each chapter made you want to hear more and carry you through to the next feeling and scene.
The description of creating the rugs inspired me as I worked on my own tapestry, and not having to take my eye away from my work allowed me to be part of my creation while being part of the rug maker's.
Being in a multi-tasking world, this allows me to do two things I enjoy the most within my limited available time.
I was put off when I first began listening to this because the voice of the narrator sounded a bit raspy, and as a nurse I was disturbed that this women had probably smoked too many cigarettes. I was also put off by the strange names and music (Middle Eastern). Once I committed myself to finishing the book and began to ignore these uneasy feelings I became completely absorbed in the story. This is a story of a woman's survival in a country dominated by men and it is truly inspiring. The story incorporates history and the craft of carpet making which was obviously a very important trade. I enjoyed listening to the short interview by the author and will look for more books by this same author.
I listen to audiobooks mainly while commuting 90 minutes a day and when walking. Sometimes when knitting.
I almost gave up on the book after the first chapter but am glad I stuck with it! The narrator takes some getting used to and the first part of the story is slow but after the heroine moves to the city I got hooked. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the rugs and making them. Also glad the author didn't just tack on a fairy-tale ending but made it realistic.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
A well told story that interweaves a bit of history, folklore, and rug making from start to finish into a young woman's story as she goes from girlhood to fully developed womanhood.
The setting of this book both in time and place make this book unique. And learning more about the lives of woman at this time also kept interest high.
All the characters are well developed and believable. The good are good without being sticky sweet about it. and the bad are just bad enough you believe it but the author doesn't go overboard.
This was a very interesting book and would make a wonderful selection for a womans book club.
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