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    • My Name Is Red

    • By: Orhan Pamuk, Erdag Goknar - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 372
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
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      4 out of 5 stars 274

    At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of 16th-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and interesting

    • By Kathleen on 05-13-10

    Regular price: $38.60

    • Istanbul

    • Memories and the City
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4 out of 5 stars 102
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      4 out of 5 stars 105

    A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy - or hüzün - that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire. Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • travel that never leaves home

    • By matthew on 02-13-14
    • Memories and the City
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 04-09-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Snow

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    Following years of lonely political exile in Western Europe, Ka, a middle-aged poet, returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral. Only partly recognizing this place of his cultured, middle-class youth, he is even more disoriented by news of strange events in the wider country: a wave of suicides among girls forbidden to wear their head scarves at school.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • All the good & bad that is Pamuk

    • By Elizabeth on 08-13-07
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 362 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Museum of Innocence

    • By: Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    Kemal, scion of one of the city's wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation. Once the long-lost cousins violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeosie - a world, as he lovingly describes it, with opulent parties and clubs, society gossip, picnics, and mansions on the Bosphorus, infused with the melancholy of decay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the very best I've ever heard

    • By Rebecca Lindroos on 03-06-10

    Regular price: $43.93

    • A Strangeness in My Mind

    • A Novel
    • By: Orhan Pamuk, Ekin Oklap - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 21 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 214

    Since his boyhood Mevlut Karataş has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he'd hoped, at the age of 12 he comes to Istanbul - "the center of the world" - and is immediately enthralled by both the old city that is disappearing and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza on the street and hoping to become rich like other villagers who have settled the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But luck never seems to be on Mevlut's side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Strangeness in My Mind: A Delight for my Commute

    • By Andrea Frank on 03-19-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • La mujer del pelo rojo [The Woman with the Red Hair]

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: Marcel Navarro
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    En las afueras del Estambul de 1985, un maestro pocero y su joven aprendiz son contratados para encontrar agua en una llanura estéril. Mientras excavan sin suerte metro a metro, nace entre ellos un vínculo casi paterno-filial, una dependencia mutua que se verá alterada cuando el adolescente se enamore perdidamente de una misteriosa mujer de pelo rojo: un primer amor que marcará el resto de sus días. 

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Other Colors

    • Essays and a Story
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the three decades that Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk has devoted himself to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving, and provocative essays and articles. He engages the work of Nabokov, Kundera, Rushdie, and Vargas Llosa, among others, and he discusses his own books and writing process. We also learn how he lives, as he recounts his successful struggle to quit smoking, describes his relationship with his daughter, and reflects on the controversy he has attracted in recent years.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Black Book

    • By: Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective novel-loving Ruya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband or Celâl, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celâl, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pamuk read by John Lee....

    • By Tambi on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

    • Understanding What Happens When We Write and Read Novels
    • By: Orhan Pamuk, Nazim Dikbas - editor
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and the experience of reading. Drawing on Friedrich Schiller's famous distinction between "naïve" writers - those who write spontaneously - and "sentimental" writers - those who are reflective and aware - Pamuk reveals two unique ways of processing and composing the written word.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Estambul [Istanbul]

    • Ciudad y recuerdos [City and Memories]
    • By: Orhan Pamuk, Rafael Carpintero Ortega - translator
    • Narrated by: Jordi Varela
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Estambul es un retrato, en ocasiones panorámico y en otras íntimo y personal, de una de las ciudades más fascinantes de la Europa que mira a Asia. Pero es también una autobiografía, la del propio Orhan Pamuk. La historia da comienzo con el capítulo de su infancia, donde Pamuk nos habla sobre su excéntrica familia y su vida en un polvoriento apartamento - «los apartamentos Pamuk», así los denomina - en el centro de la ciudad.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Silent House

    • By: Orhan Pamuk, Robert Finn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Emrhys Cooper, Jonathan Cowley, John Lee, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren. She has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, ran afoul of the sultan's grand vizier and arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her constant servant Recep, a dwarf - and the doctor's illegitimate son.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother, do try one of Pamuk's other books.

    • By Ceanothus on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Red-Haired Woman

    • A Novel
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Katharine McEwan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    On the outskirts of a town 30 miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating without luck meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before - not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities. The pair will come to depend on each other and exchange stories reflecting disparate views of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a masterpiece

    • By raouf gomaa on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The New Life

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The protagonist of Orhan Pamuk's fiendishly engaging novel is launched into a world of hypnotic texts and (literally) Byzantine conspiracies that whirl across the steppes and forlorn frontier towns of Turkey. And with The New Life, Pamuk himself vaults from the forefront of his country's writers into the arena of world literature. Through the single act of reading a book, a young student is uprooted from his old life and identity. Within days he has fallen in love with the luminous and elusive Janan.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • My Name Is Red

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In Istanbul, in the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day – in the European manner. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror?

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The White Castle

    • A Novel
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople. There he falls into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja - "master" - a man who is his exact double. In the years that follow, the slave instructs his master in Western science and technology, from medicine to pyrotechnics. But Hoja wants to know more: why he and his captive are the persons they are and whether, given knowledge of each other's most intimate secrets, they could actually exchange identities.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • El castillo blanco [The White Castle]

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: Jordi Varela
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Un joven científico indiano es capturado por piratas cuando viaja de Venecia a Nápoles. Poco después es vendido como esclavo a un sabio turco deseoso de conocer los avances científicos de Occidente. Ambientado en la Turquía del siglo XVII, este audiolibro narra la extraordinaria historia de estos dos hombres, que curiosamente guardan un gran parecido físico. Escucha ahora esta fascinante exploración de la identidad, del fatídico pulso entre tradición y modernidad, y del destino del intelectual a través de la relación que surge entre ambos personajes.

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Istanbul

    • Memories of a City
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Turkey's greatest living novelist guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets, and waterways of Istanbul - the city of his birth and the home of his imagination.

    • Memories of a City
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $15.99

    • Thalia Book Club: Orhan Pamuk, The Red-Haired Woman

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman, David Furr
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Nobel Prize-winner and best-selling novelist Orhan Pamuk comes to Symphony Space for a conversation with author Elif Batuman (The Idiot) on his latest novel, The Red-Haired Woman. Sit down with one of the greatest storytellers of our time as he talks about the eternal conflicts of fathers and sons, of East and West, of tradition and modernity. With a performance from the novel by actor David Furr (Noises Off).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Snow

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    As the snow begins to fall, a journalist arrives in the remote city of Kars on the Turkish border. Kars is a troubled place - there's a suicide epidemic among its young women, Islamists are poised to win the local elections, and the head of the intelligence service is viciously effective. When the growing blizzard cuts off the outside world, the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act.... Orhan Pamuk's magnificent and best-selling novel evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the godless West, and its fury.

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $14.66

    • The Black Book

    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Black Book is Orhan Pamuk's tour de force, a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirmed his reputation as a writer of international stature. Richly atmospheric and Rabelaisian in scope, it is a labyrinthine novel suffused with the sights, sounds and scents of Istanbul, an unforgettable evocation of the city where East meets West, and a boldly unconventional mystery that plumbs the elusive nature of identity, fiction, interpretation and reality. 

    Regular price: $21.81

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