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by | Read by Amira Ghazalla

Fiction • 29 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

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

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