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  • Kashmir

  • The Vajpayee Years
  • Written by: A. S. Dulat, Aditya Sinha
  • Narrated by: Peter Abraham
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Srinagar in the winter of 1989 was an eerie ghost town witnessing the beginnings of a war dance. The dam burst the night JKLF boys were freed in exchange for the release of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. As Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah had predicted, the government's caving in emboldened many Kashmiris into thinking that azaadi was possible. 'The price we will have to pay' were Farooq's prophetic words.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent insight

  • By Pogonophile on 10-07-19
Narrated by: Peter Abraham
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unusual Billionaires

  • Written by: Saurabh Mukherjea
  • Narrated by: Gaurav Marwa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Unusual Billionaires tells the story of eight, truly outstanding companies which delivered 10 percent revenue growth over the last 10 years and 15 percent return on capital employed. In simple words, these companies defeated 5000 other public listed companies to deliver high growth while maintaining profitability year-on-year for the last decade. How did these companies do it? Why couldn’t this be reciprocated by other companies? What are they doing differently? 

Narrated by: Gaurav Marwa
5 out of 5 stars
  • Talking of Justice

  • People's Rights in Modern India
  • Written by: Leila Seth
  • Narrated by: Shernaz Patel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Leila Seth was the first woman to top the Bar examinations in London, the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court, and the first woman to become chief justice of a state High Court. She was appointed as a judge in 1978 and retired as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh in 1992.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • State of fact talk

  • By Kamaldeep on 20-02-19
Narrated by: Shernaz Patel
4 out of 5 stars
  • The IndiGo Story

  • Inside the Upstart that Redefined Indian Aviation
  • Written by: Shelley Vishwajeet
  • Narrated by: Radhakrishnan Iyer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

The IndiGo Story is a fascinating analysis of the manner in which an unknown entity entered the perilous Indian sky and became its undisputed leader both in terms of market share and profitability. Lucidly written and sharply argued, this book highlights the company’s formative years as a fearless start-up and its evolution into one of India’s most game-changing, profitable brands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stats Stats And More Stats

  • By ActivX on 09-06-19
Narrated by: Radhakrishnan Iyer
4 out of 5 stars
  • 1962: The War That Wasn't

  • The Definitive Account of the Clash Between India and China
  • Written by: Shiv Kunal Verma
  • Narrated by: Manish Dongardive
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

On 20 October 1962, high in the Himalayas, on the banks of the fast-flowing Nam Ka Chu, over 400 Indian soldiers were massacred, and the valley was overrun by soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army. Over the course of the next month, nearly 4,000 soldiers were killed on both sides, and the Indian army experienced its worst defeat ever. The conflict (war was never formally declared) ended because China announced a unilateral ceasefire on 21 November and halted its hitherto unhindered advance across NEFA and Ladakh.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening account of the Sino Indian war

  • By dipanjanb on 05-03-19
Narrated by: Manish Dongardive
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Freedom Is Not Free

  • Written by: Shiv Khera
  • Narrated by: Siddhanta Pinto
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    0 out of 5 stars 0
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    0 out of 5 stars 0
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    0 out of 5 stars 0

This book was a result of the author's anguish and refusal to tolerate injustice, corruption and oppression any further. It is his call to his countrymen to stand up and fight for principles and help in reforming society.

Narrated by: Siddhanta Pinto
0 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Book of Happiness

  • Written by: Ruskin Bond
  • Narrated by: Darshan Venkatesh
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Why be happy and how, and why not to worry if you think you are not. Why it is easy to be happy, and how you can miss happiness even if it stands before you. How a bird can fill you with joy and how a stranger’s smile can soothe you. Why happiness may not even be the word for what we really need.  

Narrated by: Darshan Venkatesh
4 out of 5 stars
  • India's Wars

  • A Military History (1947-1971)
  • Written by: Arjun Subramaniam
  • Narrated by: Surjan Singh
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

India's armed forces play a key role in protecting the country and occupy a special place in the Indian people's hearts, yet standard accounts of contemporary Indian history rarely have a military dimension. In India's Wars, serving Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam seeks to rectify that oversight by giving India's military exploits their rightful place in history.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • India' Conflicts & Soldier's Bravery! Must read

  • By Madhu Narasappa on 30-11-18
Narrated by: Surjan Singh
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Nine Lives

  • In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
  • Written by: William Dalrymple
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple delves deep into the heart of a nation torn between the relentless onslaught of modernity and the ancient traditions that endure to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories, Superb narration.

  • By ReaderH on 28-01-19
Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ocean of Churn

  • Written by: Sanjeev Sanyal
  • Narrated by: Abhishek Sharma
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

In this ambitious audiobook, best-selling author Sanjeev Sanyal chronicles the grand sweep of history from East Africa to Australia, conjuring the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar, medieval Arab empires, and Chinese "treasure fleets" in rich, vivid detail. He explores remote archaeological sites, maritime trading networks, and half-forgotten oral tales to challenge established historical narratives with fresh evidence. Shining new light on medieval geopolitics and long-lost cities, The Ocean of Churn is a mesmerizing journey into the heart of a vibrant civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Logical and smooth

  • By Udayan Pendse on 17-03-19
Narrated by: Abhishek Sharma
5 out of 5 stars
  • Fault Lines

  • How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
  • Written by: Raghuram G. Rajan
  • Narrated by: Devin Ryan Pearl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. In Fault Lines, Rajan argues that serious flaws in the economy are also to blame and warns that a potentially more devastating crisis awaits us if they aren't fixed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Read

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-06-19
Narrated by: Devin Ryan Pearl
3.5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking the Code

  • My Journey to Bollywood
  • Written by: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tahira Kashyap
  • Narrated by: Manish Dangardive
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

So you love the spotlight and drama of Bollywood and want to make it your life. But what is the right time to become a professional actor? What sort of hindrances are you likely to face as you make your way through the film and television industry? Where will this road take you? And, most importantly, how do you make it happen? In Cracking the Code, Ayushmann Khurrana - actor, singer and television personality - tries to answer these questions and outlines a step-by-step guide to making it big in Tinseltown.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insirational Lifestory

  • By Anonymous User on 23-10-18
Narrated by: Manish Dangardive
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Shunya

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Sri M
  • Narrated by: Dhruv Mody
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

He appears out of nowhere in a sleepy little neighbourhood in suburban Kerala. He calls himself Shunya, the zero. Who is he? A lunatic? A dark magician? A fraud? Or an avadhuta, an enlightened soul? Saami, as they call him, settles into a small cottage in the backyard of the local toddy shop. Here he spins parables, blesses, curses, drinks endless glasses of black tea and lives in total freedom. On rare occasions, he plays soul-stirring melodies on his old bamboo-reed flute. Then, just as mysteriously as he arrived, Shunya vanishes, setting the path for a new avadhuta, a new era.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Avadhootha’s life is a fiction

  • By Rohith H S on 25-04-19
Narrated by: Dhruv Mody
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • Written by: Arundhati Roy
  • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people who attended her funeral. And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who've known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Political views only

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-19
Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
4 out of 5 stars
  • Aavarana

  • The Veil
  • Written by: S. L. Bhyrappa, Sandeep Balakrishna - translator
  • Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Aavarana: The Veil by S. L. Bhyrappa is a story of a free-spirited and rebellious young woman, Lakshmi, who marries the man she is deeply in love with. Amir, her husband, requests she convert to Islam, and she reluctantly agrees. Despite her father being completely against the marriage, she breaks ties with him and changes her name to Razia. However, things change for the worse, and she discovers a different side to Amir. He is not the progressive and liberal person she thought he was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterclass

  • By Sriram V. on 18-02-19
Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces

  • Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present
  • Written by: David Davidar - editor
  • Narrated by: Homer Todiwala, Sakuntala Ramanee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

The 39 short stories in this book will blow you away. Starting with a ghost story by Rabindranath Tagore, Indias most famous writer, and ending with a fable by Kanishk Tharoor, a writer who has come of age in the 21st century, these literary masterpieces showcase the extraordinary range and diversity of our storytelling tradition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories - Shakuntala excels while Homer is a big disappointment

  • By Sandeep mehta on 09-03-19
Narrated by: Homer Todiwala
4 out of 5 stars
  • The Peshwa

  • The Lion and the Stallion
  • Written by: Ram Sivasankaran
  • Narrated by: Errol Rodrigues
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

It is the 18th century, and despite the dominant Mughal rule, the Maratha Confederacy has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Indian Subcontinent. The fragile peace between the two powers is threatened when Balaji Vishvanath Bhat, Peshwa of the Confederacy, foils the plans of Nizam Ul Mulk of the Mughal Empire and asserts the power of the Marathas. However, little does the Peshwa know that he has dealt the Nizam an unintended wound - one with roots in his mysterious past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining listen, not completely factual though

  • By Rishikesh Karande on 12-05-19
Narrated by: Errol Rodrigues
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Those Pricey Thakur Girls

  • Written by: Anuja Chauhan
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur and his wife, Mamta, spend their days watching anxiously over their five beautiful (but troublesome) alphabetically named daughters. Anjini, married but an incorrigible flirt; Binodini, very worried about her children's hissa in the family property; Chandrakanta, who eloped with a foreigner on the eve of her wedding; Eshwari, who is just a little too popular at Modern School, Barakhamba Road; and the judge's favourite (though fathers shouldn t have favourites): the quietly fiery Debjani.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • light reading....average storyline

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-04-19
Narrated by: Avita Jay
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Kabuliwala

  • Selected Plays, Poems and Stories of Tagore
  • Written by: Rabindranath Tagore
  • Narrated by: Rajat Kapoor
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites listeners to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library. 

Narrated by: Rajat Kapoor
4 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Boy to Fall in Love

  • Written by: Durjoy Datta
  • Narrated by: Sikandar Kher, Rasika Duggal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 207

A virus has wiped out the entire world’s population. Two survivors in Delhi - a boy named Amartya and a girl named Erika - are left to fend for themselves. When they first meet, it seems like this love was meant to be. However, there’s more to their chance encounter than meets the eye. They are both hiding secrets, and one of these secrets might be too much for this relationship to bear. Their survival may hold the key to the future of humanity, but what does their own future hold?   

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • lot of unanswered concepts in the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-12-18
Narrated by: Sikandar Kher
3.5 out of 5 stars
  • The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told

  • Written by: Arunava Sinha
  • Narrated by: Swetanshu Bora
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Some of the world's finest short fiction has originated in and continues to flow from the cities, villages, rivers, forests and plains of Bengal. This selection features 21 of the very best stories from the region.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good collection worth listening.

  • By ashis kumar saha on 18-03-19
Narrated by: Swetanshu Bora
4 out of 5 stars
  • Byomkesh Bakshi Stories

  • Written by: Saradindu Bandopadhyay
  • Narrated by: Sumit Kaul
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Detective fiction has never lacked devoted fans. The undying popularity of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot vouch for that fact. In the early thirties, a detective by the name of Byomkesh Bakshi made an unobtrusive entry into the world of Bengali fiction. He preferred calling himself a satyanneshi, a seeker of truth, and within days was a household name, courtesy his cerebral skills and the exciting situations he found himself in. In the tradition of Doyle and Christie, Byomkesh is accompanied on his adventures by his friend, Ajit, slightly obtuse and the perfect foil to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-03-19
Narrated by: Sumit Kaul
5 out of 5 stars
  • Kurukshetra

  • Written by: Krishna Udayasankar
  • Narrated by: Kaushik Ramachandran
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Aryavarta Empire stands on the brink of destruction. Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa and the Secret Keeper of the Firewrights can do no more than watch as their kin destroy one another on the fields of Kurukshetra. Those very humans who once protected the land have become savages, killing and maiming their own people with abandon. Right in the midst of the torrent stands Govinda Shauri. He has been driven to madness by betrayal and failure, and he has become the greatest enemy that Aryavarta must face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-wrenching but great

  • By Vedant on 31-12-18
Narrated by: Kaushik Ramachandran
5 out of 5 stars
  • Karna's Wife

  • The Outcast's Queen
  • Written by: Kavita Kane
  • Narrated by: Shaheen Khan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen tells the extraordinary story of Karna, the unsung hero of the Mahabharata, through the eyes of his wife, Uruvi, bringing his story to the listener from a unique perspective. An accomplished Kshatriya princess who falls in love with and dares to choose the sutaputra over Arjun, Uruvi must come to terms with the social implications of her marriage and learn to use her love and intelligence to be accepted by Karna and his family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice narration overall

  • By Twisted Fate on 20-12-18
Narrated by: Shaheen Khan
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • The World's Best Boyfriend

  • Written by: Durjoy Datta
  • Narrated by: Sumit Kaul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    0 out of 5 stars 0
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    0 out of 5 stars 0
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    0 out of 5 stars 0

The book is a complete package defining love, friendship, betrayal, and hatred that exists between the main characters of the story, Dhurv and Aranya. The story revolves around them. Both hate each other and could cross any limit to hurt each other, but still they cannot stay away from each other. The mad yet passionate attraction between the two describes modern-day relationships that most people can relate to. This book teaches the listeners that love can be found in mediocre things in life, and it doesn’t need to be all flashy and showy all the time.

Narrated by: Sumit Kaul
0 out of 5 stars
  • This Love That Feels Right

  • Written by: Ravinder Singh
  • Narrated by: Nitin Bhattacharya
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Life would have been easier had it been possible for us to plan falling in love; more importantly, avoid falling in love.... "Love is not for you," she told herself. Inside, just like any girl, she desired to be loved. She had accepted her life the way it was, till one day love showed up unannounced, uninvited! That’s the thing with love. It doesn’t take permission. It’s in its very nature to gatecrash into our lives.

Narrated by: Nitin Bhattacharya
3 out of 5 stars
  • The Stranger in My Bed

  • Written by: Shanaya Taneja
  • Narrated by: Ms. B
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

A new job beckons Shanaya to Bangalore. Her bags are packed, and she is all set for the new life. But she wants to pamper herself and enjoy, coz it’s her last day in Delhi, where she has spent some really good times. She is out exploring when she bumps into a stranger; he sweeps her off her feet with his magnetic charm, way with words a