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    • Lords of the Horizons

    • A History of the Ottoman Empire
    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Grahame Edwards
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Ottoman Empire has long exerted a strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over 600 years the empire swelled and declined, rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted and total.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Janissary Tree

    • A Novel
    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 318
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      4 out of 5 stars 204
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      4 out of 5 stars 207

    It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Togalu, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Turkish History

    • By Andre on 03-18-08

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Baklava Club

    • Yashim the Eunuch Series, Book 5
    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Three naïve Italian liberals, exiled in Istanbul, have bungled their instructions to kill a Polish prince - instead, they've kidnapped him and absconded to an unused farmhouse. Little do they realize that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies, who are passing along false orders under the code name La Piuma, the Feather. It falls to Yashim to unravel all this - he's convinced that the prince is alive and that the Italians have hidden him somewhere.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Bellini Card

    • A Novel
    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdulmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece---a portrait of Mehmed the Conqueror - may have resurfaced in Venice. Yashim, our eunuch detective, is promptly sent to investigate, but - aware that the sultan's advisers are against any extravagant repurchase of the painting - decides to deploy his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to visit Venice in his stead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great mystery

    • By Henry Rosenberg MD on 06-22-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • An Evil Eye

    • Yashim the Eunuch Series, Book 4
    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    When the admiral of the Ottoman fleet defects to the Egyptians, Investigator Yashim attempts to uncover the man's motives. But Fevzi Pasha is no stranger to Yashim: it was Pasha, in fact, who taught the investigator his craft years ago. He is the only man whom Yashim has ever truly feared: ruthless, cruel, and unswervingly loyal to the sultan. What dark secret has led his former mentor to betray the Ottoman Empire?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • yes, you really do need counterespionage.

    • By Donna on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Snake Stone

    • A Novel
    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Istanbul, 1838. In his palace on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying, and the city swirls with rumors and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community into confusion. Yashim Togalu is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Thrilling Mystery in Istanbul.

    • By Judith A. Weller on 05-23-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Baklava Club

    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In nineteenth-century Istanbul, a Polish prince has been kidnapped. His assassination has been bungled and he’s held captive in an unused farmhouse. Little do the kidnappers realise that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies. Yashim is convinced that the prince is alive. As he draws closer to the prince's whereabouts, Yashim finds himself in the most treacherous situation of his career.

    Regular price: $21.58

    • An Evil Eye

    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the body of a Russian agent is found down a monastery well, Yashim knows exactly who to blame. Fevzi Ahmet Pasha, ruthless commander of the Ottoman fleet. Years ago, Fevzi Ahmet was his mentor. And now Yashim must confront the secret that Fevzi Pasha has been keeping all these years, a secret whose roots lie deep in the tortured atmosphere of the sultan's harem.

    Regular price: $16.67