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    • The Forty Rules of Love

    • A Novel of Rumi
    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives---one contemporary and the other set in the 13th century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz---that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!!! I can't put the book down

    • By Jawaher on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Three Daughters of Eve

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Alix Dunmore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Set across Istanbul and Oxford, from the 1980s to the present day, Three Daughters of Eve is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity, love and an unexpected betrayal. Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife and mother, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground - an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trademark dynamic writing style

    • By Kenneth C. on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Bastard of Istanbul

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country's violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States. At its center is the "bastard" of the title, Asya, a 19-year-old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French Existentialists, and the four sisters of the Kazanci family who all live together in an extended household in Istanbul.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Istanbul lives

    • By Jaxcat on 04-20-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Architect's Apprentice

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Piter Marek
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    In 1540, 12-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan's beautiful daughter Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire's chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota's help) some of the most magnificent buildings in history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I feel like I should like it more than I do

    • By nyog on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Architect's Apprentice

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    There were six of us: the master, the apprentices and the white elephant. We built everything together ...Sixteenth century Istanbul: a stowaway arrives in the city bearing an extraordinary gift for the Sultan. The boy is utterly alone in a foreign land, with no worldly possessions to his name except Chota, a rare and valuable white elephant destined for the palace menagerie. So begins an epic adventure that will see young Jahan rise from lowly origins to the highest ranks of the Sultan's court.

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Episode 64: Self-Esteem for Owls, and Newt Gingrich on the Heroin Problem

    • By: David Remnick, Brian Quijada, Newt Gingrich, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Newt Gingrich isn’t known for bipartisanship, but he’s found a broad consensus for his efforts to address the opioid-addiction epidemic...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Honor

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Piter Marik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London. Internationally best-selling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex but Compelling

    • By Cariola on 04-14-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Three Daughters of Eve

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Alix Dunmore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground. A relic from a past - and a love - Peri had tried desperately to forget. The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as an 18-year-old sent abroad for the first time. It also takes her to her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity and to the scandal that tore them all apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story worth reading

    • By Zaheer on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Honour

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Colleen Pendergast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Pembe leaves the Kurdish village of her birth, and her twin sister with it, it is for love. She follows her husband, Adem, to London with the hope of making a new life, but the family soon faces a stark choice: to stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in. When Adem abandons his family, it is Iskender, Pembe’s eldest son, who must step in and prevent shame from falling on the family name. And when Pembe begins a chaste affair with a man named Elias, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Die vierzig Geheimnisse der Liebe

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Ann Vielhaben
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Ella ist vierzig Jahre alt, hat einen Ehemann, drei Kinder im Teenageralter und ein schönes Zuhause in einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt. Eigentlich sollte sie glücklich sein, in ihrem Herzen breitet sich aber eine Leere aus, die früher von Liebe gefüllt war. Als Gutachterin für eine Literaturagentur taucht sie tief in einen Roman über den Sufi-Dichter und Mystiker Rumi und die vierzig ewigen, geheimnisvollen Regeln der Liebe ein.

    Regular price: $18.45