French Fridays Libri Library Review: Kéraban le Têtu, by Jules Verne

Once again, thank you to, and thank you to Ezwa for reading this book !   And I am STILL Waiting on pins and needles, triple argh!!!, as I schedule this for Lupin Part 3 to start up again, with Omar Sy!!!  afisha_lupin   

    I have to say that I found this book rather insulting.  I’ve lived, as a worker and resident, in both Istanbul and Izmir, and found Verne’s Turkish (at least as read by an excellent reader) to be unintelligible, and so I doubt that he actually spoke Turkish.  And as for the attitude Verne expresses in the book, it is very much as if the Ottomans were backward and stubborn to the point of stupidity, which was very much not the case, historically.  Of course, given the time period and political situation in which he is writing, this story essentially forms part of the colonial background of Europe working to break up and incorporate the Ottoman empire as the Palestinian Mandate was incorporated.  Nevertheless, there is interesting history to be learned from this book, and even an interesting and exciting story to be lulled to sleep and catch up on.

Je l’ecoutes par librivox, lu par Ezwa:

Je n’oses pas dire tout, mais ce livre m’a vraiment donn’e enui de trouver d’autres ‘ecrivains a ‘ecouter. Au moins je peux remercier Ezwa pour l’excelent lecture pour dormir.

Pauvre Bruno ! Il va maigrir ! Mais, fair le tour du Mer Noir au lieu de croiser le Bosphore ?!”
Et, mince! Quelle excelente tactique psychologique, M. le judge !”

Samsung etait une colonie d’Atina antique: ca explique Laz/O Pondos…
Listened to on librivox to fall asleep by, thanks to Ezwa’s excellent reading!
Poor Bruno! He’ll lose weight!! But, following the coast of the Black Sea instead of crossing the Bosphorus??!!

Interesting! What an excellent psychological tactic, Judge!

Samsung was a colonie of Ancient Athens: that explains O Pondos/Laz/The Pontians..

(Just ask if I forget any translations from my reading updates…)

🙂 Merci Ezwa !!

Une excellente lectrice !”

Je l’ecoutes gratuitment par Librivox ici




Many thanks to all of the volunteers who read these books in the public domain.
Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be any more copies of books by Mr. Dumas  dumas_by_nadar2c_1855  read by native French speakers on Librivox, at the moment.



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