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  • The World We Found

  • By: Thrity Umrigar
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Best-selling author and PEN and Beyond Margins Award finalist Thrity Umrigar’s acclaimed novels “resonate with rich prose and vibrant depictions of India” ( Booklist). In The World We Found, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta - once friends at the University of Bombay - reconnect 30 years later when Armaiti is diagnosed with cancer. Coming together, all four women are forced to reexamine their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but performance not so much!

  • By Alisha on 09-13-15

Lovely story, terrible reader

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

My experience of this book improved 100% after I abandoned the audiobook and picked up a hard copy. The reader's performance made the characters seem trite and the dialogue adolescent. Read the book - but bypass this performance!

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  • The Blood of Flowers

  • By: Anita Amirrezvani
  • Narrated by: Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

In 17th-century Persia, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. When her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the Great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top 5 on my lifelong list

  • By Cheryl on 09-14-07

Beautiful story and a mesmerizing reader.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-12

A vivid and compelling journey into the world of a beautiful and gifted young woman who triumphs as a rug designer in 17th Century Persia - despite her many losses, grinding poverty and a patriarchal culture designed to control and crush the independent spirits of young women. So glad I listened to this book; the reader's performance added richness and depth - pulling me in to the story.