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by | Read by Emrhys Cooper, Jonathan Cowley, John Lee, Juliet Mills, Steve West

Fiction • 12.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Each of the five narrators in this excellent audio production admirably embodies the character he or she portrays, and two are outstanding. Juliet Mills, in a voice that suggests age as well as determination, elicits both sympathy and disgust for Fatma, the spiteful 90-year-old Hanin family matriarch who longs for the simplicity of her childhood. John Lee’s measured baritone captures the infinite patience of the dwarf Recep, Fatma’s man Friday, whose clear-eyed acceptance of the old woman and her three grandchildren (as well as his own illegitimate niece and nephews), nonetheless, leaves him powerless to stop their self-destructive behavior. This recent translation of Pamuk’s novel, published in Turkish in 1983, unfolds largely through stream-of-consciousness and is admirably suited to audio. L.X. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2013]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9780385368018 $40.00 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 9780385368025 $24.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2012

CD ISBN 9780385363266 $40.00 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 9780385363273 $95.00

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