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  • Goat Days

  • Written by: Benyamin
  • Narrated by: Sankalp Ratogi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Goat Days

Written by: Benyamin
Narrated by: Sankalp Ratogi
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Publisher's Summary

Najeeb's dearest wish is to work in the Gulf and earn enough money to send back home. He achieves his dream only to be propelled by a series of incidents, grim and absurd, into a slave-like existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of the lush, verdant landscape of his village and of his loving family haunt Najeeb, whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man contrives a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison. 

Goat Days was published to acclaim in Malayalam and became a best seller. One of the brilliant new talents of Malayalam literature, Benyamin's wry and tender telling transforms this strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb's life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation.

©2012 Benyamin (P)2019 Random House Audio

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good novel, bad narration.

Good novel, gripping story.
But the narration was not at all justified. The person atleast could do a homework, got the pronunciations right. His expression where really blant.

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Good

Narration was a bit of a let down. Maybe reading the book would be better.

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Excellent writing, hideous narration.

The book is lovely but it is a better idea to read it because the narration is terrible.

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Amazing story

Amazing story, was a good listen.

few miss translation like addressing his wife as he

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Heartbreaking

Will take you through the survival and heart breaking journey of Najeeb’s life for over 3.5 years.

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