Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9780739354308 $34.95 Fifteen CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 9781415940129 $129.00 Fifteen CDs
So melodious is his voice, so seductive his accent, and so energetic his narration that I might be willing to listen to John Lee reading the Manhattan Directory. Happily, he has far, far richer material than that in this bottomless novel by the brilliant and bold Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk. In the story, a somewhat pompous and naïve expatriate Turkish poet returns to his native home, drawn by love and curiosity, and encounters all manner of characters who never conform to his expectations. The timbre of Lee's voice and his brogue might put you in mind of Sean Connery. Conveying an exotic, distinctly non-Western atmosphere, Lee displays the natural gifts of a storyteller who invests every sentence with verve and subtlety. M.O. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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