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    • The Idiot

    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 250
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      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 230

    The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating point of view

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Possessed

    • Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In The Possessed we watch Elif Batuman investigate a possible murder at Tolstoy's ancestral estate. We go with her to Stanford, Switzerland, and St. Petersburg; retrace Pushkin's wanderings in the Caucasus; learn why Old Uzbek has 100 different words for crying; and see an 18th-century ice palace reconstructed on the Neva. Love and the novel, the individual in history, the existential plight of the graduate student: all find their places in The Possessed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dear Russian Literary Diary...

    • By Darwin8u on 08-29-17
    • Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 03-14-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Idiot

    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It is September 1995. Selin, a Turkish-American college freshman from New Jersey, is about to embark on her first year at Harvard University, where she is determined to decipher the mysteries of language and to become a writer. In between studying psycho­linguistics and the philosophy of language, teaching ESL to a Costa Rican plumber, and befriending her classmate Svetlana (a Serbian refugee from Connecticut), Selin falls in love with a Hungarian maths student in her Russian class.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • 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

    • The Possessed

    • Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roaming from Tashkent to San Francisco, this is the true story of one budding writer's strange encounters with the fanatics who are devoted - absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! - to the Russian classics. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely full of an infectious love for literature.

    Regular price: $15.51