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Audiobooks by Elif Shafak

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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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Mis últimos 10 minutos y 38 segundos en este extraño mundo Audiobook

Mis últimos 10 minutos y 38 segundos en este extraño mundo

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Elsa Veiga Release Date: January 2020

FINALISTA DEL PREMIO BOOKER LA ESPERADA NUEVA NOVELA DE ELIF SHAFAK, CON 300.000 LECTORES Y TRADUCIDA EN CINCUENTA PAÍSES «Elif Shafak puede ser despiadada, lírica, política, íntima. [...] Dentro de esta novela conviven otras tantas, todas ellas conmovedoras, espléndidas y escritas con elegancia.» Juan Gabriel Vásquez El cerebro permanece activo unos diez minutos después de que el corazón deje de latir. Durante ese lapso, mientras el cuerpo de Leila yace en un contenedor de basura a las afueras de Estambul, el tiempo fluye y, minuto a minuto, le trae un nuevo recuerdo: la infancia con su padre y sus dos madres en una casa grande y antigua de una apacible ciudad de Turquía; los chismorreos de las mujeres cuando los hombres están en la mezquita; la huida a Estambul para escapar de los abusos y las mentiras familiares y de un matrimonio concertado; el amor hallado de manera inesperada en el burdel de Mamá Amarga... Y los cinco amigos que hace en el camino «su verdadera familia» y que, mientras agoniza, tratan desesperadamente de encontrarla. El Jurado del Premio Booker 2019 ha dicho: «La narrativa audaz e increíblemente original de Shafak resucita el inframundo de Estambul a través de los vívidos recuerdos de una trabajadora del sexo, Tequila Leila, cuyo cadáver yace en la basura. [...] Una obra de atrevida imaginación que empuja al lector al vertiginoso mundo de una heroína irresistible, con una terca determinación y un fiero optimismo: un personaje inolvidable cuya muerte, aun anunciada, recibimos como un golpe devastador. Valiente y enormemente cautivadora, esta novela da fe del poder de la amistad y del espíritu del ser humano.» La crítica ha dicho... «Esta novela no es buena: es buenísima. [...] Magnífica. [Shafak] es una escritora maravillosa y su libro está lleno de hallazgos lingüísticos y pirotecnias verbales. Benjamín Prado «Shafak lleva a la literatura lo que muchos escritores desean dejar fuera. Pasemos más de diez minutos y treinta y ocho segundos en este mundo de lo extraño. Shafak ha creado un nuevo hogar de palabras para nosotros.» Colum McCann «Intensa y sensual. Una novela que da voz a los desposeídos, a los intocables, a los maltratados, a los abandonados, y que transforma su canto doloroso en pura belleza.» Francesca Segal, The Financial Times «Un libro brutal, crudo e implacable en su retrato de la violencia, el sufrimiento y la aflicción, pero que a fin de cuentas reivindica la vida.» Mirza Waheed, The Guardian «Shafak ofrece una crítica mordaz a una cultura que pretende proteger el honor de las mujeres pero al mismo tiempo las desecha con fiero entusiasmo.» Ron Charles, The Washington Post «La narración de Shafak es siempre ágil, con una notable fuerza visual.» Antonio Elorza, El País «Shafak indaga en el papel de la mujer en una sociedad donde la libertad no siempre es un bien común, al alcance de todos.» Culturamas «Gracias a Shafak, las voces de mujeres como Nalan y Leila no volverán a ser silenciadas.» Melissa Katsoulis, The Sunday Times

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The Forty Rules of Love Audiobook

The Forty Rules of Love

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: George Blagden Release Date: June 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Forty Rules of Love written by Elif Shafak, read by George Blagden. Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, she is shocked out of herself. Turning her back on her family she embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work. It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explored...

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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World Audiobook

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Alix Dunmore Release Date: June 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak, read by Alix Dunmore. 'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away...' For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her. . .

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The Bastard of Istanbul Audiobook

The Bastard of Istanbul

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Alix Dunmore Release Date: June 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Bastard of Istanbul written by Elif Shafak, read by Alix Dunmore. One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that afternoon will change her life. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kaznci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya's beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya's Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long hidden family secrets connected with Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge. 'Wonderfully magical, incredible, breathtaking...will have you gasping with disbelief in the last few pages' Sunday Express 'A beautiful book, the finest I have read about Turkey' Irish Times 'Heartbreaking...the beauty of Islam pervades Shafak's book' Vogue

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Three Daughters of Eve Audiobook

Three Daughters of Eve

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Alix Dunmore Release Date: February 2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak, read by Alix Dunmore. 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 - an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past - and a love - Peri had tried desperately to forget. The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as an eighteen year old sent abroad for the first time. To her dazzling, rebellious Professor and his life-changing course on God. To her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity. And finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

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The Architect's Apprentice Audiobook

The Architect's Apprentice

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Piter Marek Release Date: March 2015

From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire . In her latest novel, Turkey’s preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-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. Yet even as they build Sinan’s triumphant masterpieces—the incredible Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques—dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan’s four apprentices. A memorable story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism, Shafak’s intricate novel brims with vibrant characters, intriguing adventure, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman court, where love and loyalty are no match for raw power.

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Honor Audiobook

Honor

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Mozhan Marno, Piter Marik Release Date: March 2013

An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London. Internationally bestselling 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. After Adem abandons his family, Iskender, the eldest son, must step in and become the one who will not let any shame come to 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. Just published to great acclaim in England, Honor is a powerful, gripping exploration of guilt and innocence, loyalty and betrayal, and the trials of the immigrant, as well as the love and heartbreak that too often tear families apart.

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The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi Audiobook

The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: March 2010

In this lyrical, exuberant novel, an American housewife is transfigured by an intriguing manuscript about the Sufi mystic poet Rumi.

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The Bastard Of Istanbul Audiobook

The Bastard Of Istanbul

Author: Elif Shafak Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: April 2007

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 nineteen-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: Zehila, the zestful, headstrong youngest sister who runs a tattoo parlor and is Asya's mother; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; Cevriye, a widowed high school teacher; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. Their one estranged brother lives in Arizona with his wife and her Armenian daughter, Armanoush. When Armanoush secretly flies to Istanbul in search of her identity, she finds the Kazanci sisters and becomes fast friends with Asya. A secret is uncovered that links the two families and ties them to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres. Full of vigorous, unforgettable female characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is a bold, powerful tale that will confirm Shafak as a rising star of international fiction.

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