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    • Reading Lolita in Tehran

    • A Memoir in Books
    • By: Azar Nafisi
    • Narrated by: Azar Nafisi
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi's living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Judith Coulson on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Things I've Been Silent About

    • By: Azar Nafisi
    • Narrated by: Naila Azad
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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    Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family portrait in the frame of history

    • By Galina COS on 07-02-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Republic of Imagination

    • America in Three Books
    • By: Azar Nafisi
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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    Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels - from Huckleberry Finn to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - she invites us to join her as citizens of her "Republic of Imagination," a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy, and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love

    • By Rebecca on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Republic of Imagination

    • By: Azar Nafisi
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, Nafisi energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, she invites us to join her as citizens of her Republic of Imagination, a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy, and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

    Regular price: $27.80

    • Things I've Been Silent About

    • By: Azar Nafisi
    • Narrated by: Azar Nafisi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution. A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together

    • A 'This I Believe' Essay
    • By: Azar Nafisi
    • Narrated by: Azar Nafisi
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

    Regular price: $1.88