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The Snake Stone - A Novel

Jason Goodwin

Istanbul, 1838. In his palace on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying, and the city swirls with rumors and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community into confusion. Yashim Togalu is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. As the body count starts to rise, Yashim must uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way such vibrant characters as Lord Byron's doctor and the Sultan's West Indies-born mother, the Valide. With striking wit and irresistible flair, Jason Goodwin takes us into a world where the stakes are high, betrayal is death-and the pleasure to the listener is immense.

Istanbul, 1838. In his palace on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying, and the city swirls with rumors and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community into confusion. Yashim Togalu is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. As the body count starts to rise, Yashim must uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way such vibrant characters as Lord Byron's doctor and the Sultan's West Indies-born mother, the Valide. With striking wit and irresistible flair, Jason Goodwin takes us into a world where the stakes are high, betrayal is death-and the pleasure to the listener is immense.
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Istanbul, 1838. In his palace on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying, and the city swirls with rumors and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community into confusion. Yashim Togalu is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. As the body count starts to rise, Yashim must uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way such vibrant characters as Lord Byron's doctor and the Sultan's West Indies-born mother, the Valide. With striking wit and irresistible flair, Jason Goodwin takes us into a world where the stakes are high, betrayal is death-and the pleasure to the listener is immense.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

10h 49m


Chapters

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02:15

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

11:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:30


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:39


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

11:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:34


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

21:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:42


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:27


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

10:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:24


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:33


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

17:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:59


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:52


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:54


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:12


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:19


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

01:40


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:14


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:21


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:58


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

01:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:13


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:34


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:40


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:04


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:48


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:40


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

10:09