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The Forty Rules of Love

Narrated by: George Blagden
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, read by George Blagden.

Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love.  

So when Ella reads a manuscript about the 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his 40 rules of life and love, she is shocked out of herself. Turning her back on her family, she embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work.  

It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explored....

©2019 Elif Shafak (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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Surprising, captivating, and thought provoking.

I thought this was going to be another trendy Middle Eastern romantic story. It came recommended by people who's views I admired, so I read it. It ended up redefining many skewed meanings I had in my mind about the religious and (or should I say v.s) spiritual areas of life. Will probably read it again at another point in time. Highly recommended if you're a 'truth seeker'. George Blagden's narration was mesmerising!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-19

Simply Amazing

One of the best books that I have ever studied. Would love going through it again. The explanation of love and spirituality in this book is second to none.

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  • riaz sharif
  • 09-12-19

40 rules of love

It's a brilliant book that takes you to a magical place, dive right in 💕 there are forty rules to discover

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  • l akbar
  • 08-21-19

A beautiful set of stories linked to Rumi.

A fantastic book. Anyone interested in Sufism and Rumi will be enthralled with the stories within the book.

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  • 07-10-19

Eternal love

this book is so special I felt I want it to stay for ever like endless book. I loved Shams, Rumi, Ella and Aziz. Also loved when the funeral of Aziz turned into a ceremony. Still amezed by Shams and his level and acceptance.

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  • 09-03-19

Beautiful

Quick, passionate, Educational. A heartbreaking warm hug. Reminds me to have my heart broken to know love fully.