During his time in prison, Bahari drew strength from the similar experiences of his family in the past: his father had been imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s.
Bahari's memoir is also a troubling portrait of life in modern Iran.
Read by Philip Arditti and Peter Hamilton Dyer.
'Then They Came for Me' is by Maziar Bahari, with Aimee Molloy. The book is published by Oneworld
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Emma Harding.
Maziar Bahari leaves London, and pregnant fiancee, to cover Iran's presidential election.