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A Hundred Little Flames

Written by: Preeti Shenoy
Narrated by: Aswin Varrier
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes, a journey back is a step forward.  

When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker in a tiny village in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What can a sleepy, idyllic village without even internet connectivity offer a young man?

©2017 Preeti Shenoy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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A brilliant story. Extraordinary 1980's feel.

Pros - Story is extraordinary. Letters exchanged between characters are so emotional and nostalgic, especially life of grandfather.

Cons - Atleast they could have used a female voice for Rohini & real elderly voice for Gopal Shankar. Aayan voice was perfect.

A few background sounds (just a few) could have made the whole narration super easy and interesting.

This way narration could have got more emotional and heart wrenching.

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Rivetting Story

Preeti Shenoy is certanly an exceptional story teller. Her story line is always rivetting and touches your heart. Reading by Varrier certainly embellished the story no end. well done AUDIO

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Nice book

The end was not what I expected but its still good and the narrative is nice

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Amazing story and beautiful narration

A touching story of Muthachen beautifully woven around his various life experience. My eyes were wet many times. Thanks Preeti Shenoy for this wonderful story.
and even better was the soulful rendition by Aswin Varrier. He gave life to every scene so well that I was transported to actually witness them. A must read/hear

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loved it immensely.

i love to hear this book , it cut me off from the outside world as i m so much into it.

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Different but Good

It was really a great book, Actually inspired me to start my own dairy. Great Story and Narration .

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Real time story unfolding before my eyes

Well conceptualized, enacted in local dialect and presented as a real life drama bringing life back into time machine. Creativity at its best. A new dimension comparing true love and infatuation. An interesting read; awe-inspiring and thrilling.

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Good read !

The story grows casually. It gives a glimpse into people's life and the value of love and relations in last century. The very few characters in the story are thoughtfully portrayed. Among the fast paced complex plots, a simple clear plot..

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nice book

it was a nice book. I enjoyed it. the narration of the story was also very nice and you will understand the story very easily . you don't have to strain yourself just to understand the story

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Liked the story

Loved the idea of writing a journal of life events in a diary.
Learnt it's a Gift to have a True Love/Friend for life.
Sad that True Love is not recognised at times.
Interesting bind between Grandfather and Grand Son.
Orater was amazing, makes so many different voices that sounded unique to the character.
Thanks to Audible for bringing it as an Audio, or else I would have missed it.