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My Indian Odyssey

Written by: Vincent Ebrahim
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Vincent Ebrahim, star of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning The Kumars At No. 42, explores his ancestral home visiting Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi, Agra, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Kolkata and the Himalayas in this varied and vivid audio diary.

Stepping off the tourist trail as he travels across India, Vincent explores mountain roads by motorbike, visits the world’s largest outdoor laundry, meets the monks of the Dalai Lama’s monastery and searches for answers about his heritage at his grandfather’s birthplace.

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Wish it were longer!

Made a good listening. easy, smooth. sequential. Narration is pretty good. Couldn't get to the origin place (locality) of your grandfather was rather a unhappy ending. write your next travelogue - I would love to read!

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Intresting travel account

very impressive account of search for roots after 117 years. live travel account. How much I feel that Ebrahim should have spend more time at ancestral village and carry much more about his grand father. But 117 years is huge gap and reaching to roots was worth the efforts.

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Well elucidated his maudlin love for India in clear voice.May inspire a wanderlust for hometown.

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A good view of India from a foreigner's point of view. The spirit is positive too.

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Really amazing. Loved it.

Really amazing. Loved it. I really felt like travelled with the narrator by all those destinations. It was such an amazing effort by him. Thank you for bringing such an audible experience.

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  • Rachel Jane Baddeley
  • 17-09-18

If you've never been to India! Now is your chance.

How delightful to be taken along on this most fascinating of journeys with your esteemed self, Vincent Ebrahim. Your energetic adventures were thoroughly enjoyable ( the music still plays in my head ) and although not without hiccups, your friendly manner, compassion and humour won the days. I was sad indeed, to say goodbye to you and your travels.

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  • Ms. C. T. Bell
  • 28-03-19

Please send Vincent to South Africa!

I have just returned from India and this brought me right back - from the sound of the traffic to the ‘ta dah!’ at the railway station. Fantastic. Please get Vincent to take us around his native South Africa and share his memories of growing up, the culture and the people. He has the knack of totally involving you in his journey - such a pleasure to spend time in his company.

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  • G. Williams
  • 23-06-18

Fantastic

A fantastic gallop around India, I really enjoyed it the only problem being it just wasn't long enough.

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  • DarkHorse
  • 08-11-18

Didn’t want this audiobook to end !

I loved this series. It was a gentle introduction to travel literature for me & I will definitely look for similar titles. It would perhaps be better as a visual series, as there were so many descriptions of places, people & food that would have been fascinating to see. I wish it was a little longer, as it was disappointing when it ended. I listened to the last few chapters several times to try to make it last. India is the hero in this series & it made me more determined to travel there. :)

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  • Sprouty
  • 05-08-18

Wonderful

Thank you Vincent for sharing your journey to India. The gentle narration with the honking horns in the background set the scenes wonderfully, as I sit listening with a cup of chai. I love travelogues and I’m pleased to have joined you in your Indian Odyssey.

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  • HK
  • 26-07-18

Evocative and engaging

This is a wonderful account of a personal journey. The sounds of India evoke the country and people. Memories come back along those paths. Brilliant!

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  • Jo
  • 24-02-19

What is the music

I'm really enjoying this audio experience. I've been trying to find out what the music is - the song at the introduction to each section. I love it, but can't find any details anywhere, and even Shazam cannot identify it for me. Maybe it will become clearer when I have finished the whole audiobook, but does anyone know what it is and where I might listen to the whole thing?

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  • R. Grindley
  • 31-03-19

Wonderful adventure into a magnificent culture

Each episode was fascinating, I would have liked there to be more and also more travel programs like this for other countries.

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  • ike
  • 29-07-18

a gem

Thanks for this free trip to India! A travel with Vincent. You can feel the warmth, smell the odours of the food...

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  • ANIL JOSHI
  • 03-09-20

Beautiful

I found myself transported to India with Vincent as my guide. The descriptions were so real and everyone he yearned for chai, so did I. It took me back to my first time in India in 1992 and every trip since has added to my love for India with new discoveries, friends, places, tastes, smells and that all encompassing feeling of being part of a family ❤️❤️🥰🙏👍

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  • Chris
  • 24-06-20

Brilliant

Very engaging experience experiencing India with someone through audio only. Very well put together and fascinating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-20

Indian Odyssey

Loved the natural, real experience portrayed. So interesting & delightfully narrated. Makes me want to visit India. Thank you Vincent & Audible 😊

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  • EJay
  • 20-01-20

Interesting and entertaining

As I am interested in Indian travel I enjoyed the narration and the accompanying background traffic sounds and music. The interviews were warm hearted and informative.