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  • A Suitable Boy (Dramatised)

  • Written by: Vikram Seth
  • Narrated by: Ayesha Dharker, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century. The story unfolds through four middle class families: the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans, and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtakingly Beautiful

  • By Akshay on 15-11-18

Thought it was the book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-19

Wanted the audio book of the full book. Got a dramatised version. Later, found out that it heavily abridged. Please listen or read the full book before listening to this dramatised version.

  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • Written by: Arundhati Roy
  • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly well crafted.

  • By Rajorshi Bhattacharya on 23-05-19

Poetic prose

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-19

The narrative of Arundhati Roy is very poetic and engaging. The characters remain with you for a long time.

  • Life of Pi

  • Written by: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Sanjeev Bhaskar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

One boy, one boat, one tiger.... British comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE performs this brilliant edition of a work of fiction that is loved by fans around the world. After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a 16 year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for an extraordinary adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pi

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-02-19

Pi

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-19

Narrator is wonderful with accents.
Yann Martel takes you on a fantastic voyage across belief

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • Written by: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Prahalathan on 17-02-19

Habits

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Narration is the strong point of this audio book. Mike Chamberlain is excellent! Very involved.

  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • Written by: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time at its best

  • By Ashish Ranjan Behera on 02-12-18

Brief history of time

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Excellent narration by John Sackville. His intonation and emotions we're apt. Stephen Hawking is amazing.