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Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora

Written by: Gaurav Parab
Narrated by: Homer Todiwala
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Rustom Iraqiwalla, a once-rich, green-eyed Parsi man, is all set to blow his brains out at his best friend's wedding. Debt ridden and marked by the Mafia, this is the only way he can secure his family's future and atone for all the rotten choices he has made in his life. This extraordinary situation comes by way of his grandfather Fali's last will that states Rustom shall inherit the family fortune if he kills himself in a public place with the former's eponymous gun.

Before he has a chance to shoot himself, his best friend, Mani, convinces him to meet an unlikely saviour in the Himalayan town of Almora - a drugged-out godman belting out strange visions through cryptic stories of love, power and loyalty. Will the last storyteller give Rustom a reason to live, or will his tales push Rustom further into an abyss of unimaginable loss?

By turns dark and humorous, quirky and dead serious, Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora is a scintillating debut about a man ready to embrace death to redeem his life.

©2015; Gaurav Parab (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Enthralling story, brilliant voice acting.

Gaurav Parab is fantastic as a writer and story teller. Could hardly keep this debut novel down because the narration is indeed just that good. Also, this book was successful in changing a little of my perspective on some of the things in life. Read it for the thrill. Also to be pleasantly enlightened. 5 stars for the story.

Homer Todiwala has done quite a good amount of justice to the story with his brilliant voice acting. esp. that of Kahaani Baba. It was almost as if a separate voice actor had played that role entirely. 4.5 stars for the voice acting because (a very small amount) of hindi dialogues were a bit hard to catch in the first hearing

Overall, 5 stars for this Audible Edition because, as they said 'Kahaani toh bani". 👍

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Simple story... solid narration.

A simple story, well narrated. Just wish that the story had more meat to it. Having a parsi narrator was both good and bad.