AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Amin El Gamal

Fiction • 7.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Amin El Gamal is a talented narrator who brings out the drama and grit of the alleyways of modern Tehran. He becomes the voice of Issa, a salesman who is increasingly drawn into the lives of those living on the margins in his downtrodden neighborhood. Fans of international literature will sink into this story of how oppression seen cannot be unseen--especially by this reluctant antihero. El Gamal has a lovely rich baritone that makes Issa more sympathetic and his pain more immediate. The listener hangs on every word as Issa uncovers social taboos--such as his late brother's forbidden queer lifestyle. Listeners will become engrossed in the complex world this skilled narrator unfolds. M.R. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593789803 $17.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593789810 $76.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×