Persian Pickle Club

Narrated by: Ali Ahn
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
4 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

Audible membership

$14.95 a month

Free with a 30-day trial
1 audiobook of your choice.
A monthly selection of Audible Originals.
$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $20.99

Buy for $20.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honed talent for evoking the past. In The Persian Pickle Club, Dallas transports listeners to 1930s Kansas, where a club of quilters welcomes a new member—and then must turn to each other for support when a startling secret comes to light.

©1995 Sandra Dallas (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"A colorful exploration of Depression-era Kansas and the meaning of friendship.”( New York Times Book Review)

What listeners say about Persian Pickle Club

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    100
  • 4 Stars
    71
  • 3 Stars
    32
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    88
  • 4 Stars
    53
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    85
  • 4 Stars
    59
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Persian Pickle: Good Historical Fiction Read

If you could sum up Persian Pickle Club in three words, what would they be?

Protective Loyal Friendship

What other book might you compare Persian Pickle Club to and why?

It reminds me of a very mild version of

What does Ali Ahn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice has a touch of antiquity to it without sounding old, being that the narrator was a young woman in the 1930s.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The edge of my seat came when the narrator and Rita were confronted on the road.

3 people found this helpful

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

One of my favorite from Sandra Dallas

The Persian Pickle Club was the first book I read by Sandra Dallas & I was instantly hooked. This (or any book by Sandra Dallas) is a quick and comfortable read. I love how she weaves small, day to day, things from the time setting into her work. There are some really great references to the Depression in PPC and how it affected everyday people. This book is about a quilting group, but you don't have to be a quilter to enjoy it. I loaned it to my mother and she read the book practically in one sitting since she was so drawn into the story. The characters are well written, historically accurate, and fun to read. Having given several copies of this book away as gifts I can heartily say that I recommend it as well as all of her other books.

5 people found this helpful

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

Good readc v v

loved sewing quilts, and imagining new ones while listening to this. good company. highly recom mend.

1 person found this helpful

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

Excellent

Great story to listen to while doing handwork. It makes the time fly by while working. I found myself smiling at the tight friendship.

1 person found this helpful

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

Classic Sandra Dallas storytelling!!!

Felt like I was in the room with the Pickles! Edge of my seat waiting to know what would happen next!

1 person found this helpful

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

I love this book.

Would you listen to Persian Pickle Club again? Why?

I have read the book before and I enjoyed listening to it this time.

What did you like best about this story?

How loyal the members of the Persian Pickle Club are to one another. I love how they kept confidences.

Which scene was your favorite?

Where the Road to Californi' quilt is left for Queenie and the final scene.

Any additional comments?

Loved the book

3 people found this helpful

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

Cool club

What a great club to be part of! Makes you miss simpler times. Was an easy read and liked the characters.

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

The Binding ties of Quilters.

I love this book. We read it out loud at our little sewing circle with my mother and her two sisters. So, it conjures up sweet memories of laughing together and sewing together. To this day, we greet each other saying "hi pickle!"

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

Heartwarming

This book is so good. I love the story of these women looking out for each other through the depression and dust bowl time in Kansas. Heartwarming!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • 5C
  • 11-29-19

Average read

I thought that the story was just average, it became fairly predictable as the story went on. The narrator was good.