Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $45.69

Buy Now for $45.69

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

With Rooftops of Tehran, Mahbod Seraji delivers a debut novel that has won immediate acclaim for its affecting portrait of life in Iran's capital city.

A 17-year-old boy finds his rooftop the perfect escape for taking in the night sky, smoking cigarettes and catching occasional glimpses of his beautiful neighbor. But when his lofty perch allows him to witness the brutality of the regime under which he lives, everything changes for the boy and those close to him.

©2009 Mahbod Seraji (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Told in Pasha's unique voice and partially in flashback, Seraji's wonderful coming-of-age story is at times funny and sweet as well as thought-provoking and heart-wrenching." ( Booklist)

What listeners say about Rooftops of Tehran

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

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

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mehryar
  • Mehryar
  • 24-02-2012

Beautifully Written and Narrated

What did you like about this audiobook?

The writing style is excellent. The narrator also does a very goo job of reading the book and performing the relevant characters.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Hearing about all those details about the life, in general, in Iran during that era.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

In addition to being a story based on facts, the book also provides a comprehensive insight into the customs and cultures of Iran and its people.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Nothing.

Do you have any additional comments?

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Darius
  • Darius
  • 30-07-2009

Good story, bad narration

This story is engaging but the narrator obviously has no idea how to pronounce Iranian names and words. The way Iranians say "Iran" is "ee-RON" not "i-RAN", and people from Iran are "eeRONians" not "i-RAINians." Listening to "A Thousand Splendid Suns" was such a pleasure because middle eastern (in this case Afghani) names and words were perfectly pronounced, but in "The Rooftops of Tehran," the poor pronunciation is distracting and almost caused me to give up on it.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Colin A. B. Ross
  • Colin A. B. Ross
  • 09-05-2021

Loved it

My wife and I listened to this book and loved it. I found the narrator hard to get used to, but the story was great and captivating.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jean
  • Jean
  • 04-02-2010

Very disappointing

This book was much too long for the story contained within it. The characters were poorly developed, and the author repeated the same thoughts over and over again. The ending was highly implausible. It would have helped to have a narrator with a convincing Middle Eastern accent.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Susan Sweeney
  • Susan Sweeney
  • 04-05-2018

loved this book

A very unique but highly enjoyable book. Reading it is highly recommended. Central themes of love and friendship.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Victoria
  • Victoria
  • 30-03-2018

BORING!

The readers voice was dreadful. I didn’t feel it went with the story at all. The story itself was disappointing and dissatisfying, I couldn’t wait till it ended. Don’t know why people lived it so much.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.