Birds Without Wings
- Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
- Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-10-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed.
Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the Goatherd, who has courted her since infancy.
Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, it is an enchanting masterpiece.
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By Amazon Customer on 26-02-17
An abridged too far for me!
I read the novel years ago and wanted to hear it again. Although l really enjoyed it, l found that too much of the story had been cut out making it very patchy and difficult to follow. The narration was excellent, l would love to hear HB tell the whole story or a better abridged version.
By jolly_shinigami on 09-06-16
A perfect accompaniment to a holiday in Turkey
My wife and I have both read the full unabridged book. This abridged version is excellent, but for the sake of brevity has sacrificed details and chapters that frames the story differently.
It was lovely to revisit moments from the book while on holiday in Turkey and while visiting Kaya Koy- the town on which Eskabache is based. For this purpose this audiobook was perfect.
I'd recommend a newcomer to the story to discover the full unabridged version first. You will have a deeper appreciation of the history and tragedies, you will learn more about the enigmatic Mustafa Kemal and you will be taken on a more intense emotional journey.