Audiobook CD - 2013
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This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay, a hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, actors and exiles. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher, and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2013
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781427263698
Branch Call Number: CDA FIC ROB
Characteristics: 37 sound discs (ca. 43 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bower, Humphrey


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May 12, 2018

I’ve read this book twice,
and listened to the audiobook twice as well
(Humphrey Bower does a wonderful job of narrating this book,
complete with Indian, Australian, and Arabic accents.)
This is a rollicking, thoughtful story of India,
of crime and prison, of revenge, of love
and perhaps of redemption as well.
One of the five best books ever, IMO.

Mar 29, 2014

Left off on part 2, disk 9, track 21

Apr 16, 2013

Hands down this is one of the most important books written in the new millenia. ASTONISHING!!!! You will experience things most Westerners never live to tell about. It is one of those literary journeys that will change the way you see life on this planet. I am certainly a better human for having taken this ride....and it is one WILD ride!!!

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