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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Written by: Elif Shafak
Narrated by: Alix Dunmore
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019

Brought to you by Penguin.

'In the first minute following her death, 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....'

Our brains stay active for 10 minutes after our heart stops beating. For Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory: growing up with her father and his wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. 

Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - friends who are now desperately trying to find her.... 

©2019 Elif Shafak (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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Simply unbelievable !! What a wonderful experience

So this was my second audible , the first being Harry Potter.

This book was simply like a talking picture which I could imagine in my head . The book is amazing and Absolutely amazing narration , I was hooked on it completely , felt every emotion , I smiled and I cried and even got scared at the end ..!!

Addicted to Audibles now !!

Cheers and happy hearing

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very mesmerizing story

my first fiction book in Audible and I thoroughly loved the narrator's way of changing her voice for each character. plus the story is in itself very interesting and we'll written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-19

Amazing story

Great narrator delivering a breathaking story, I enjoyed very much! Couldn't stop listening to the end

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  • TIM H.
  • 04-08-19

Istanbul life

Joy and tragedy interspersed with views of the Bosphorus . For me a helter skelter ride of emotional intensity and bitter truth read perfectly by someone who must have witnessed the events described.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-19

accent

could nt capture , what accent it was in the audio book- however, definitely not turkish.

the experience would be more beautiful, if it uses real turkish accent

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  • Lizzy h
  • 18-08-19

Urban Istanbul mystery

Elif Shafak weaves a story through the Turlish countryside to the harsh streets of Istanbul. We experience the struggle to survive and be an individual through the experiences of different characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-19

Enjoyable

A good story tackling a variety of difficult subjects. Very much a book for women. I enjoyed it but found it rather predictable