My Name Is Red

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Orhan Pamuk

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: September 2008

Duration: 20 hours 30 minutes


At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power.

Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar


  • Allott B.

    The mystery didn't even come into it. Great story. Well researched intimate details and profound characterization. Live the POV shifts every chapter.


    Great reading with a bit of northern accent, however extraordinary book and it's amusing that author described everything in detail

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