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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (914 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Mustian Narrator: Neil Shah Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781449840242
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Plagued by failing memory, Emmett Conn dreams he was a gendarme in World War I and that his great love, Araxie, was separated from him after the war. With the lines between past and present blurring more every day, Emmett sets out to find the woman he lost all those decades ago.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Extraordinary…This is a harrowing and truly important novel by a splendid American writer.” Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • “First novelist Mustian writes relentlessly, telling his haunting story in brief bursts of luminous yet entirely unsentimental prose and reminding us that, when life gets bloody, we had better watch out for our own humanity.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • Selected for the September 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne | 2/18/2014

    " Historical fiction about the Armenian genocide. After the third rape -- which drive the plot -- I put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 2/14/2014

    " This book was much hyped, but I was so overwhelmed by the violence and horror, that the humanity (much touted by reviewers) was eclipsed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/6/2014

    " This is a quick read. It is fiction but based on true events. Expect some disturbing parts as it does refer often to wartimes. I was captivated and read it in a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie Roesinger | 2/6/2014

    " I was expecting a better read than what I got. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 1/26/2014

    " page turner. like how goes from current time to past. likeable human character even though commited horrid deads. disappointed with ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/25/2014

    " Heart breaking story that takes place in present day but goes back to tell the story of Emmet Conn and the Armenian Genocide during WWI. 92 yr old Emmet is determined to right the wrongs of the past before it is too late. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Aquila | 1/12/2014

    " This is a story about the Turkish genocide of Armenians during WW1 which I knew nohing about. It's also a very well told love story. I truly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 1/11/2014

    " It's about forgetting and remembering and why some things should never be forgotten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/9/2014

    " Fascinating, distubing, amazing plotline and protagonist - "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/6/2014

    " This book was really compelling, but a little too graphic. I couldn't stop reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 12/31/2013

    " On my blog I gave this only 2 1/2 stars. Maybe I was too harsh, because afterall, I did finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/11/2013

    " Very intense. Great descriptive writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annemarie | 8/18/2013

    " Wow, I don't think I have ever read anything on this particular subject. It apparently is quite a controversial subject in Turkey. It is about the Armenian genocide seen from a Turkish Gendarme point of view. A very interesting book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luisa | 7/25/2012

    " It was difficult to read about genocide but it was history that I was unfamiliar with "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/20/2011

    " This would have made an excellent book club book as there would be much to discuss. I loved the voice and even enjoyed how the story unfolded with past and present intermingled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 12/1/2011

    " I thought this was a really good book. Interesting story about the little discussed murder of thousands of Armenians by the Turks. Apparantly this is still a sore spot for that area of the world. I appreciated the history as much as the story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanor | 10/9/2011

    " This book really moved me on many levels --- I think it's one of the very best novels of the year ... and I also know how subjective a rating can be, because what moved me may not be the "moving" force of others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Pellegrino | 2/18/2011

    " Very good book. Enlightening & startling at the same time. It makes you wonder what is inside all of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 2/8/2011

    " I was up until 4.00am finishing this book.. qualified somewhat by serious jet lag, but it is an incredible story... A 92 year old man develops a brain tumour that brings back suppressed memories about his past and his role in the WW1 Armenian genocide. 100pc recommend picking this up.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie Q | 2/3/2011

    " Sometimes confusing but always full of emotion. Good read. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Mustian

Mark T. Mustian is an author, attorney, and city commissioner. He lives with his wife and children in Tallahassee, Florida.

About the Narrator

Neil Shah is an Audie Award–nominated narrator and voice-over artist who has recorded numerous audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. His reading include I Am an Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran, The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais, and Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo by Anjan Sundaram. He is a classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe / University of San Diego program and has appeared on off-Broadway and regional stages, as well as in film and television.