Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

  • by Lawrence Durrell
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition. This is a touching and atmospheric account of a place, now changed, where the two races lived side by side.

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What the Critics Say

"Excellent Reader Andrew Sachs provides an assured account...The hostpitality of the local people, the quirky pace of life, and the beauty of the setting all come vividly to life." (The Scotsman)

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Abridged and then some

Having recently visited North Cyprus, I was very keen to better understand better the complex historical context behind th 1974 Turkish invasion. A number of locals recomended this book, and as an avid audiobook listener, was pleased to find it on Audible. I noticed it was abridged, but really felt there would still be sufficient content to get at least something out of it. I was so disappointed when the narrative reached its premature end just as the history was starting to unfurl. There was the context behind Mr Durrel's relocation to Cyprus, and hardly anything else. It is really a fairly pointless offering, when the unabridged version is not available on Audible.

For balance, I will say that what little was in there was told entertainly and fluently by the author, with the different characters, although clearly exaggerated for literary effect, being portraited intelligently and sensitively. Also, Andrew Sachs, as narrator, was very much a safe pair of hands, and lent Mr Durrel just the right voice . . . .

. . . . but, please! This version was very, very severley abridged.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2007
  • Publisher: CSA Word