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Three Daughters of Eve Audiobook

Three Daughters of Eve

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Publisher's Summary

Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground - an old Polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past - and a love - Peri had tried desperately to forget. The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as an 18-year-old sent abroad for the first time and to her dazzling, rebellious professor and his life-changing course on God. It also takes her to her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity and, finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

©2017 Elif Shafak (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

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    AJ 01/05/2017
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    "Complex and intriguing"

    A serious novel with thought provoking themes. Excellent listening and well narrated. I will now buy the book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AMH 03/06/2017
    AMH 03/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Simply wonderful."

    Loved the structure, moving from the present to various points in protagonist's past. Full of tension, but also beautiful reflections on happiness, love, religious faith, learning. Beautifully narrated too!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jess 19/02/2018
    Jess 19/02/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "Not sure"

    Not sure if I enjoyed this or not. Very easy to listen to story and well developed characters but really didn’t like the ending. It annoyed me.

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    Charlotte Townsend 06/02/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "fantastic and thought provoking"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook the story was rich in culture and history alongside a gripping fictional story. This book is fantastically written!

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    Dominika Sikora 01/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "A masterpiece "

    Amazing. Talks freely about the state of the world and religion. Took me back to my university years. Love!

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    Diana Brighouse 14/12/2017
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    "Beautifully written & performed book"
    What did you like most about Three Daughters of Eve?

    I loved it. I learned about modern Turkey, I enjoyed the parts set in the UK, and I just loved letting the narrative wash over me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was absorbing, the characters seemed very authentic (as far as I can judge - certainly the Oxbridge ones were). I like to learn about other cultures in the novels that I read. The narrative was well paced and structured.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I can't see that being feasible for anyone with a busy life! I wouldn't want to even if it were - it's a book to allow to sink into you over a couple of weeks.


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    Suswati 17/09/2017
    Suswati 17/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderfully weaved story of past and present life"

    Elik Shafak has a beautiful way of writing very delicate narratives. In this case, it's a story about an indecisive Turkish woman reminiscing about her past mistakes and confusions, attempting to reconcile her faith and her disbelief at every given turn.

    She is now a housewife with children, when she vowed never to be such, and she has issues with her religion and questioning her belief after living between a devoutly Muslim mother and a secular father. These issues rise up again when she studies a "God" seminar at Oxford and she is pitted against her atheist Iranian friend, her Muslim housemate and her enigmatic older professor.

    It is a remarkably contemporary story, weaving political attributes and current affairs. Intriguing but could have a been a little shorter.

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  • Ozlem Y Dessauer
    15/07/17
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    "Awfully Narrated!"
    What disappointed you about Three Daughters of Eve?

    It is a good book though I can't stand the narrater who reads all the Turkish dialogs in Indian accent. Nothing wrong with indian accent but is extremely different than turkish accent. It was so bad, I have to stop listing the book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Elif Shafak before, how does this one compare?

    I just finished listing The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak which was quite good and the narrater done a great job on that book.


    What didn’t you like about Alix Dunmore’s performance?

    She has no idea about the turkish accent, she was reading all the turkish dialogs (all of the characters) with indian accent which made it so confusing and awful that I can't stand listing.


    What character would you cut from Three Daughters of Eve?

    none of them, nothing wrong with the storyline nor the book.


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  • Pearl
    26/03/17
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    "very beautifully narrated."

    Liked the book as I do with all books of Elif Shafaq. The beginning is wonderful! however lacks the depth and magic of forty rules of love or architects apprentice. Doesn't do much justice to exploring its theme of Muslim women and their dilemmas either. No closure.
    and yet because I like the politics of Elif Shafaq I found the book engaging.

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  • Anthony
    Mount Lawley, Australia
    08/02/17
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    "A spellbinding reading of a beautifully told story"

    In her 2010 TED talk, Shafak says, "I love writing in Turkish which to me is very poetic and emotional, and I love writing in English which to me is very mathematical and cerebral." Well, this English novel is certainly intelligent and reasonable, but it is also a most moving and poetic piece of prose.

    Alix Dunmore's performance is spellbinding. Thank you both.

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