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Birds without Wings

Louis de Bernieres

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century-a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

23h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:15

Introduction
Introduction

00:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

30:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

29:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

40:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

27:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

24:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

28:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

19:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

14:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

30:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

33:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

23:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

33:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

18:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

13:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

19:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

18:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

27:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

14:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

24:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

10:27


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:44


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

29:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

10:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

36:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

12:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

19:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

11:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

14:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

40:10


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:14:07


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:39