Christopher Simpson does a super job of narrating the simultaneously sad and happy plight of an illiterate Indian.
Beautifully read, a fascinating story. I didn't have any problems with the first and second part like the first reviewer. Highly recommended.
The movie was clearly adapted to foreign audiences while the book is clearly Indian. The concept remains the same, but the story and questions are different, so it makes for a very nice variation from what most of the us saw on screen.
The performance is very good, so is the story.
A great fan of stories and audiobooks. Good ones.
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This question doesn't really have relevance for this book, because it is only about one main character.
Great. I loved it for the unpretentiousness of the voice. Realistic to the person he was depicting. And good range of accents between characters, so we could identify who was speaking in a dialogue.
Laugh yes, many times. Many great quotes and one liners. Like
This was the best of the audiobooks I have listened to. The author has a wonderful sense of storytelling and found a great format for telling 12 really fantastic stories, then did beautiful work weaving them together. Thank you, sir, for the enjoyment I had listening to these stories of Indian life (even if a few might be a little fabricated).
I've never seen the movie, so the sory was new to me. And it's an engaging story. There is so much going on that you actually want to keep listening in your car after you have arrived on your destination. Masterfully narrated too.
A great story with great narration, enjoyed it alot, I especially loved the ending, I got the book because I heard my friends talk about the movie, I didn't watch the movie myself but I'd bet the book is way better...
Hadn't seen the movie so had no idea what to expect. It was exceptionally well read - with various authentic accents. The teasing nature of the storyline keeps you wanting to know more about his journey. It's books like this that keep me addicted to audible.com.
The tone of the book was perfectly pitched. The circumstances were relayed so matter of factly and served well to emphasise the significance of the events themselves. The mix of tragedy, comedy and horror were well balanced and gave more credibility to the events mentioned. This will be a classic!
Motorcycling and listening to books. A perfect day.
I never really understood the story behind the movie. It never appealed to me until I came across this tremendous sale. Now it is one of my top listens. Christopher Simpson made the book come to life. I could listen to him read any book. His accent was exactly what I thought it should sound like. The story is an amazing story of a life in India as a young orphan grows up.