Istanbul

  • by Orhan Pamuk
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Turkey's greatest living novelist, Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets, and waterways of Istanbul - the city of his birth and the home of his imagination.

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Self indulgent and random

Stuffed full of nostalgic and personal minutiae, it descended into a disorganised miscellany of this and that from times gone by, jumping around and failing to hold my attention
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- Paul E T Henty

Development of a writer

Apart from the excellent descriptions of a fascinating city, I found his struggle through painting and then a failed university diploma in architecture very moving. It is this part of the book that brought it alive for me. His eye for his beloved city may well have been aided by his 2 'failed' careers; it is full of lyricism and insight.
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- sally mellor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2013
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd