Birds Without Wings tells of the inhabitants of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman empire: the local Potter and fount of proverbial wisdom; a Christian girl of legendary beauty; childhood friends who play in the hills above the town, and the two holy men of different faiths, who greet each other with the words 'infidel efendi'.
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An awful lot of description
I would not recommend this audiobook to a friend. The narrator's 'pretend' voices/accents just grated. Everything sounded the same, and everything sounded dull.
This was my first Louis de Bernieres book, read or listened to. I'd be willing to give another book by the same author a try, because it may well be that it was the narration that was dull, not the prose.
It made me want to fall asleep. I don't know if it was because he was trying to do different voices for different characters, or because he was attempting a Greek/Turkish/Mediterranean accent, but I found listening dull.
I tried over and over to get into it but gave up in the end. I really don't like doing that because usually if one perseveres the book grabs your interest and I don't like wasting a credit on a book I don't finish; I feel I haven't had my money's worth. Maybe this would be a better book if read by a different narrator, or if I read the actual book myself.