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    • Border

    • A Journey to the Edge of Europe
    • By: Kapka Kassabova
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the "Red Riviera" on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime.

    • A Journey to the Edge of Europe
    • By: Kapka Kassabova
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 09-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Street Without a Name

    • Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria
    • By: Kapka Kassabova
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Kassabova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and grew up under the drab, muddy, gray mantle of one of communism’s most mindlessly authoritarian regimes. Escaping with her family as soon as possible after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she lived in Britain, New Zealand, and Argentina, and several other places. But when Bulgaria was formally inducted to the European Union she decided it was time to return to the home she had spent most of her life trying to escape. What she found was a country languishing under the strain of transition. This two-part memoir of Kapka’s childhood and return explains life on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book took me back in time

    • By Delyan D. Kovachev on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Border

    • By: Kapka Kassabova
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the border zone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing on the beach, only miles from where an electrified fence bristled, its barbs pointing inwards toward the enemy: the holiday makers, the potential escapees. Today, this densely forested landscape is no longer heavily militarised, but it is scarred by its past.

    Regular price: $20.72