Narrator Amira Ghazalla delivers a quietly powerful performance of Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk's investigation into the ways people react when faced with a health epidemic. In 1901, the dreaded bubonic plague appears on the fictional island of Mingheria, part of the weakening Ottoman Empire. A doctor's wife writes letters to her sister, describing the events as they unfold. A hundred years later, a young scholar discovers the letters, and the novel takes shape. From the government's denial that there is a problem to the ways people react to quarantine restrictions, Ghazalla brings a nonjudgmental intelligence to her storytelling. She handles Pamuk's lengthy expository passages easily. While she has a great deal of information to impart, her strong, steady voice will keep listeners engaged. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593152843 $32.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593152850 $95.00
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
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 contacting us!
Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!