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  • An Era of Darkness

  • The British Empire in India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
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    4 out of 5 stars 33
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    4 out of 5 stars 33

In this explosive book, best-selling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark history

  • By P Pramod on 10-12-18

Thoroughly researched and described

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Reviewed: 15-03-19

The first two chapters start out with a lot of statistics and data which can be repetitive. The fourth chapter onwards become much more interesting. The book could have been condensed a bit but it was definitely worth the listen.

  • Sapiens

  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 477
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    5 out of 5 stars 389
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    5 out of 5 stars 389

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must red for those who love books and those who do not....

  • By suresh kumar on 03-12-18

Filled a lot of gaps in my understanding

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-19

Wonderfully researched and ordered to tell us a story. A brilliant listen. Very glad this was my first audible book. Hope Homo Deus is as good.