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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis de Bernieres Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Birds Without Wings is the story of a small town in Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire told in the richly varied voices of the men and women (Armenians, Christians, and Muslims) whose lives are intertwined and rooted there: Iskander, the potter and local fount of wisdom; Philotei, the Christian girl of legendary beauty, courted almost from infancy by Ibrahim the goatherd, a great love that culminates in tragedy and madness; and many more. When jihad is declared against the Franks and the young men of the town are conscripted, we follow Iskander's son, Karatavuk, to Gallipoli, where the intimate brutality of battle robs him of all innocence, just as the town he left behind is robbed of its centuries-old peace by the twin scourges of fanatical religion and nationalism that the war unleashed. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim Ashman | 2/5/2014

    " tough read, but insightful to the way of life pre WW1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debi Jo Michael | 2/2/2014

    " Historical/fictional account of the birth of Modern Turkey and it's hero, Kemel Ataturk. Fascinating characters, epic-style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marsha | 2/2/2014

    " really interesting look into another lifestyle - interesting character development - easy read - i liked it a lot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan Bennett | 1/20/2014

    " This is a novel of epic proportions, to take on such a complicated era of history mix it with complex story lines and characters and bring it together into one narrative is nothing short of genius. The fact that there are about 5 epilogues speaks wonders! "

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