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Sumedha

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Wonderful book marred by poor reading

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-21

A sensitive sophisticated book ruined by an amateurish reader with nil familiarity with Bangladesh or the Bengali language. The pronunciations are painful. Amazon could have chosen a better reader.

Extraordinary! A must have.

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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: 14-11-20

Absolutely spellbinding. Both the book and the narration. What a way to be introduced or to reminisce Britain.

Excellent book, narration could be better

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

Reviewed: 18-04-20

Sweeping, insightful and funny, Sudeep Chakravarti's book is top notch and a must read for all who wish to understand the Bengali ethos. While the narrator's English pronunciation is swell, the odd Bengali pronunciations and stumbling pauses mar the experience a bit. Feels like the narrator is reading the book for the very first time in the recording studio. With an improved reading, this book could become an Audible bestseller.

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The Marvelous Mr Fry !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-19

An simply unputdownable rendition of the timeless Greek tales by a true Renaissance man of our times

Exquisite

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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: 23-08-19

Terrific dramatisation. Dante comes alive as does hell, purgatory and heaven. Thank you to the producers and cast.

A fantastic radio adaptation

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 31-05-19

Tolstoy's masterpiece rendered in an equally world-class dramatisation by BBC4 radio. Makes drab travels glorious.

Interesting but not the author's best

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-19

Interesting & relevant, as all of Harari's books are. While the scope of knowledge displayed is astounding, this book is a bit repetitive and quite explicit of his personal political and cultural biases. Derek Perkins reads with great enthusiasm but has terrible pronunciation of all things non-European. As an Indian listener, his pronunciation seemed particularly hideous from 'Poonjab' to 'Dannantwaary' ! Amazon as a global company could do better....

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