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Publisher's Summary

Detective fiction has never lacked devoted fans. The undying popularity of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot vouch for that fact. In the early thirties, a detective by the name of Byomkesh Bakshi made an unobtrusive entry into the world of Bengali fiction. He preferred calling himself a satyanneshi, a seeker of truth, and within days was a household name, courtesy his cerebral skills and the exciting situations he found himself in. In the tradition of Doyle and Christie, Byomkesh is accompanied on his adventures by his friend, Ajit, slightly obtuse and the perfect foil to him.

©2003 Prabir Chakraborty and Monimala Dhar (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Lovely stories, amateurish translation

Byomkesh stories are always a treat to read, and the stories included here were good. However, the translation was very amateurish, almost like a school essay. The narrator did a horrendous job of pronouncing Bengali names, and lacked the skill of voice modulation for characters, but that is not a complete deal breaker. Listen to it for the stories.

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ghastly narration

why could't you choose a narrator who has grown up in the byomkesh bakshi universe! or atleast someone who knows bengali diction....pronouncing putiram with soft t! and a pompous byomkesh?! i couldn't finish it!

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Nice book to start with

This was the first book from audible. Narration and story telling was good. Good to listen during commute when reading is hampered by vertigo effect.

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what a narration

the narrator was really good with all those voice modulation when the characters changed.
and the story itself is awesome

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Not as good as these stories are made out to be

Byomkesh is obviously not to be compared to Sherlock or Poirot or any of the other famous detectives in literature. His exploits are neither brimming with action nor are they full of brilliant deductions. The stories are less than ordinary, the narrator though is seemingly more excited than what the text demands... and this flaw disturbs. More importantly, the translation is incompetent as there are words and expressions that seem out of place and inappropriate. I believe a new translation just might turn the stories better in spirit, if not as much in content. - Arvind Passey - Blog: www.passey.info

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Desi Sherlock Holmes. Too much resemblence.

narrator mimicing women voices was horrible. ots seemed to be copied ... 'inspired' by Sherlock Holmes.

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  • 18-08-22

Wish the cases were more complex

Byomkesh and his dependable, writer friend solve many mysteries while sipping lots of chai and helping the local police. Just like Sherlock or Poirot, Byomkesh too gets bored and irritated at the lack of a mystery. The mysteries themselves are quite predictable.

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amazing experience

Really loved it, would loved to hear more interesting stories, amazing work done by the team in compiling and presenting the stories

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audible book on byomkesh bakshi series of stories.

forceful narration , drama enfolded slowly and in an engaging and descriptive manner. must listen

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Mesmerising

Has very good narration . As good as you are watching serial. Feeling nostalgic.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 09-11-18

Great stories

Wonderful stories! The narrator is GREAT. If you listen closely all the clues are there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-01-22

Great mystery stories, a pleasant listening experience

It’s difficult to find good English translations of Byomkesh Bakshi stories even in print. This translation isn’t too bad, although I doubt it matches up to the original Bengali writing.
The reading is good, and makes for a very pleasant listening experience.

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  • Mohd Murtaza
  • 26-10-19

Lovely Audiobook

Great stories and narration! The narrator made each and every stories very beautiful by his narration.