The Janissary Tree (MP3 CD)

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By Jason Goodwin, Stephen Hoye (Narrated by)
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Description


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?

About the Author


Jason Goodwin is the author of "Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire" and "On Foot to the Golden Horn."

Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.

Praise For…


"A work of dazzling beautyThe rare coming together of historical scholarship and curiosity about distant places with luminous writing." ---The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400155040
ISBN-10: 1400155045
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: September 7th, 2007
Language: English