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The Resource Birds without wings : a novel, Louis de Bernieres ; abridgment by Katrin Williams

Birds without wings : a novel, Louis de Bernieres ; abridgment by Katrin Williams

Label
Birds without wings : a novel
Title
Birds without wings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louis de Bernieres ; abridgment by Katrin Williams
Creator
Contributor
Abridger
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire told in the richly varied voices of the people whose lives are rooted there, intertwined for untold years. There is Iskander, the potter and local font of proverbial wisdom; Karatavuk -- Iskander's son -- and Mehmetcik, childhood friends whose playground stretches across the hills above the town. There are Father Kristoforos and Abdulhamid Hodja, holy men of different faiths who greet each other as "Infidel Efendi"; Rustem Bey, the landlord and protector of the town, whose wife is stoned for the sin of adultery. There is a man known as "the Dog" because of his hideous aspect, who lives among the Lycian tombs; and another known as "the Blasphemer, " who wanders the town cursing God and all of his representatives of all faiths. And there is Philothei, the Christian girl of legendary beauty, courted from infancy by Ibrahim the goatherd -- a great love that culminates in tragedy and madness. But Birds Without Wings is also the story of Mustafa Kemal, whose military genius will lead him to victory against the invading Western European forces of the Great War and a reshaping of the whole region. When the young men of the town are conscripted, we follow Karatavuk to Gallipoli, where the intimate brutality of battle robs him of all innocence. And in the town he left behind, we see how the twin scourges of fanatical religion and nationalism unleashed by the war quickly, and irreversibly, destroy the fabric of centuries-old peace."--
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PLAYA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Bernières, Louis
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6054.E132
LC item number
B57 2017d
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Hugh Bonneville
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bonneville, Hugh
  • Williams, Katrin
  • Random House Audio Publishing
  • Penguin Random House
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • City and town life
  • Soldiers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Birds without wings : a novel, Louis de Bernieres ; abridgment by Katrin Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "This abridgment has been approved by the author."
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • "Random House Audio."
  • Previously released by Penguin Random House LLC, ℗2004
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1726178
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 6 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781509428984
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
35211
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
unknown
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u393734
  • (Sirsi) 1726178
  • (OCoLC)968158591
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Birds without wings : a novel, Louis de Bernieres ; abridgment by Katrin Williams
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "This abridgment has been approved by the author."
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • "Random House Audio."
  • Previously released by Penguin Random House LLC, ℗2004
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1726178
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 6 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781509428984
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
35211
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
unknown
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u393734
  • (Sirsi) 1726178
  • (OCoLC)968158591
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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