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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: O.Z. Livaneli Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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Already an international best seller, this lyrical and moving story embodies the sweep and contradictions of modern Turkey. In a rural Turkish village, young Meryem is raped by her uncle, a sheikh in a dervish order. Outcast for shaming her family, she is locked in the cellar, where she is expected to kill herself. But she is defiant.

Her commando cousin, Cemal, with whom she grew up, has returned a hero from fighting terrorists in the mountains. It is he who is chosen to execute his cousin outside the town, telling her he is going to take her to Istanbul.

In Istanbul, a celebrity professor named Irfan leaves his wife and charters a boat to sail the Aegean. By chance, these three fugitives cross paths and embark on a journey that shows what unexpected things can happen in the space between wounded people. (Translation by Cigdem Aksoy Fromm.) Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa | 2/8/2014

    " A beautiful little book. One can learn so much from Trixie, she has all the answers. Bliss to you! <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Syrena | 2/7/2014

    " With a face like that...how can you not fall in love with Trixie?! Dogs have it all figured out- us peeps could learn a thing or two from living the simple life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/30/2014

    " This is one for everyone under the sun! May bliss be yours! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Moore | 1/28/2014

    " Quirky, fun and some simple life lessons.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/27/2014

    " A good reminder of what is important in life, from a wise dog! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pony Heath | 1/27/2014

    " a little off-putting because Koontz writes in pidgeon-english as if Trixie was grammatically challenged. But enjoyable nontheless. I am a huge Trixie fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie | 1/20/2014

    " Thought it was silly in the beginning, but it became quite profound and I enjoy it immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbie | 1/17/2014

    " This book was fun. I love Trixie's perspective, fun tone, and constant wonder. Although Christmas is Good is probably my favorite, this was a fun little read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorri Sizler | 12/18/2013

    " This is just fun. Trixie Koontz and her dad, Dean Koontz, are great writing partners! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dee | 12/15/2013

    " Once again, we can learn a lot from dogs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lela | 12/12/2013

    " Really great book! Lots to be learned by people from Trixie who is dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 12/6/2013

    " Oh, the love of a dog. It's what makes life worth living! The insight that Trixie gives to us humans is so incredible. Whether or not you love dogs, you'll love this book. Read it if you want to find bliss. It's something all of us need. Thank you, Trixie:0) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne McKiernan | 11/26/2013

    " More philosophical than the other two books with several Kleenex moments, but still has plenty of humor. A great gift for someone who needs a lift and a laugh. Proceed benefit CCI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 5/10/2013

    " Cute little book. Written from a dog's point of view. Dogs can be pretty smart! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/24/2013

    " This was light, fun and uplifting. An easy read and quick escape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 3/4/2013

    " Incredibly sweet book. Anyone who loves their dog will have their heart warmed by this exceptional dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 2/22/2013

    " For anyone who has ever known and loved a dog! This short book is one of the sweetest and funniest books ever to be written by a golden retriever. Highly recommended for a good laugh and an uplift of heart, like the wag of a dog's tail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 12/13/2012

    " A fantastic little advice book written from a dog's perspective. Has a great amount of insight into how everyone should lead their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 10/19/2012

    " Loved it! It made me cry and laugh. It helps to be a dog lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 10/12/2012

    " For a book authored by a dog, this is better even for the human readers! Oh, so many truths come from the hearts of hounds! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 8/19/2012

    " I love dogs. They are so wise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/19/2012

    " Trixie may just be a dog but she knows what is important in life. If we all followed Trixie's guidelines to bliss, we would be a happier and nicer culture. This is a very fast read but is quite entertaining and yet thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deeanna | 1/23/2012

    " Trixie's advice was humorous yet true in so many ways. I've always said we as people should try to be as happy and excited as dogs are over the simple every day joys in our lives--things we tend to take for granted. My dogs become giddy with joy over their daily walk, treat, or a new tennis ball. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy | 1/23/2012

    " Dean Koontz loved his dog, Trixie, but this was quite a dissapointment. One of the worst. A one star rating may be too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 12/15/2011

    " Kind of silly and sappy--but knowing how the author and his wife cherished their Golden Girl, Trixie, it is a worthy read, that is, if you are a follower or fan of Dean Koontz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 12/5/2011

    " I love this dog - great advice from an optimistic canine! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/29/2011

    " This is one of those fluffy feel good books - not much to it, but it did make me laugh a few times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 4/18/2011

    " A wonderful quick read for any animal lover, especially dog lovers. The writing style takes getting used to, kind of like reading a Muppet dialogue, but fun and heartwarming just the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 4/5/2011

    " I was alternately angered and amazed by this book. Lots of undercurrents and ambiguities to keep you thinking, as well as interesting characters to make you laugh and cry. It reminded me that uneducated does not mean unintelligent, but misinformation can be hugely harmful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yaren | 12/18/2010

    " I simply love books from other cultures!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 12/6/2010

    " Interesting read. I learned a bit more about the antiquated customs in Turkey. The story keeps your attention. I was a bit disturbed by the translation which I thought was stilted at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 8/16/2010

    " I liked this book a lot. I watched the movie before watching this, and they are both different, but I liked both equally. I wanted some good Hollywood revenge like they had in the movie, but it didn't happen in the book, not that I truly minded. Satisfying end to a sad book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 7/26/2010

    " Always interesting to read the fiction of another culture. "

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