Genre: Fiction


Performed by:
Ellen Archer

Aylin’s body was found in her garden, her hair immaculately styled as usual. Her death came as a shock—after all, who would have wanted someone so admired and talented dead? Who—among the many she’d helped, the few she’d hurt, and all those she’d left behind—might have been driven to murder?In the course of Aylin’s life, she had been many things: a skinny little girl, a young woman blossoming into a beauty, a princess married to a controlling Libyan prince, a broke medical student determined to succeed. She’d been a seductress, a teacher, a renowned psychiatrist, and a Turkish immigrant remarkably at home as an officer in the US Army. Through it all, she’d loved, been in love, and pursued truth without surrender. Whatever role she’d found herself in, she’d committed to it fully and lived it with her heart, mind, and soul.From internationally bestselling Turkish author Ayse Kulin comes Aylin, the story of one woman’s life as she makes her passionate way toward a strange, sudden end.

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Ayşe Kulin

<p>One of Turkey’s bestselling and most beloved authors, with more than ten million copies of her books sold, <b>Ayşe Kulin</b> is known for captivating stories about human endurance. In addition to penning internationally bestselling novels, she has also worked as a producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter for numerous television shows and films. A mother to four sons, she lives in Istanbul. <i>Last Train to Istanbul</i>, winner of the European Council Jewish Community Best Novel Award and the Premio Roma in Italy, has been translated into twenty-three languages.</p><p><b>About the Translator</b></p><p><b>John W. Baker</b> spent his formative years living in Istanbul due to his father’s posting, and was educated at the English High School for Boys there. Following in his father’s footsteps, he had a career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London until he took early retirement to live in Turkey again. He is honored to have been the first British writer to have written a play in Turkish, <i>Ihtiras</i> (<i>Passion</i>), which was produced in 2003 by Gencay Gurun and was voted one of the best five new plays that year. The success of <i>Ihtiras</i> led to favorable publicity resulting in Baker being asked by Ayşe Kulin to translate two of her novels, <i>Last Train to Istanbul</i> (<i>Nefes nefese</i>) and <i>Face to Face</i> (<i>Bir gun</i>).</p><p>Other translations followed, including <i>Theodora</i> by Radi Dikici, about the Byzantine empress, and most recently, <i>Unfulfilled Promises</i> by Leyla Yildirim, a love story set during the Battle of Gallipoli.</p><p>Baker returned to live in England in 2010 and is now happy to be back living in London again and doing the occasional translation.</p>
Ellen Archer

Ellen Archer is an acclaimed audiobook narrator with over 175 titles, many being New York Times bestsellers. In addition to several industry awards, Ellen won a coveted Audie Award for her narration of For the Love of a Dog. She is an actor and a classically trained singer with a degree in Opera from the Boston Conservatory.

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