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Sumedha

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Excellent book, narration could be better

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4 out of 5 stars
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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.

The Marvelous Mr Fry !

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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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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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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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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....