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The Janissary Tree - A Novel

Jason Goodwin

The Janissary Tree, the first book in a new series, is set in a most extraordinary world and features a most extraordinary sleuth. It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Togalu, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother. He finds sweet salvation in the arms of another man's wife (this is not your everyday eunuch). And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For 400 years earlier the sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback?

The Janissary Tree, the first book in a new series, is set in a most extraordinary world and features a most extraordinary sleuth. It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Togalu, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother. He finds sweet salvation in the arms of another man's wife (this is not your everyday eunuch). And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For 400 years earlier the sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback?
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The Janissary Tree, the first book in a new series, is set in a most extraordinary world and features a most extraordinary sleuth. It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Togalu, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother. He finds sweet salvation in the arms of another man's wife (this is not your everyday eunuch). And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For 400 years earlier the sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

15:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:00


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:46


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:05


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:01


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:31


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:20


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

01:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:11


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:04


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:23


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:25


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:40


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:10


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:12


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

10:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:31


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:21


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:11


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:08


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:10


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:00


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

10:42


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

09:15


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

01:02


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:27


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

10:35


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:07


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:39


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:53


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:46


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:41


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:09