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Publisher Description

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Forty Rules of Love written 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 thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty 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...

George Blagden
hr min
June 6
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

hsrcat ,

Immersive experience

Absolutely enjoyed listening to this particular audiobook! The plot itself and George Blagden’s performance made it truly wonderful. I loved simple language, storyline and how he masterfully conveyed the feeling that the characters are alive. It is due to his performance that I heard how medieval and modern dialects sound like which really added spice to the book. The only thing that annoyed me is how he voiced some female characters which sounded too unnatural. As for major downsides compared to the book, it was difficult to remember or come back to these 40 rules which, as far as I remember, are highlighted in the book. But you will get the overall idea after all. The other downside is the confusion with dates and places as the stories intertwine and progress. However, everything became clearer closer to the end. To sum up, I am very much satisfied with the experience of listening to the audiobook and am looking for something as immersive as this!

Lea Roydon ,


Loved every moment of it

RioRumi ,

40 rules of love

Just brilliant 💕

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