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  • The Septembers of Shiraz

  • By: Dalia Sofer
  • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Accused of spying for Israel, Isaac Amin's real crime is simply being Jewish, which gets him tossed into jail after the Iranian Revolution feeds the flames of Islamic fanaticism. As Isaac endures the brutality of imprisonment, his wife fights despair while searching for answers. Hoping to prevent further injustices, his precocious daughter steals files from the man in charge of the prison. And half a world away in Brooklyn, Isaac's adult son suffers when his family's financial support vanishes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read by non native, but story still shines

  • By DavidG on 10-18-15

Read by non native, but story still shines

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-15

Story engaging and vivid. interesting to get multiple points of view. Some cultural background is left unexplained. Narration mispronounced most Persian names and places, but tone and pacing was good.

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