I almost gave this 4 stars. Interesting well paced story that creates a vivid picture of a very exotic and little known area and its inhabitants in India. My problem with this book was the characters; they just really never come to life. If the backdrop is enough for you, then you'll enjoy this book. If you want engaging characters, this comes up short.
I listened to this book after once attempting to read the hard cover version. As with the actual book, I was very bored early on and it wasn't easy to get into the story. But give it time. The author tells a great tale, and I learned a lot about the Sunderbans too. As an Indian American, I can relate a lot to the main character, Pia. A nice read.
Amitava Ghosh's writing is sublime and nuanced, and Firdous Bamji gets Ghosh. What more can I say? It is a beautiful book, and a beautiful audio rendition.
dolphin research and characters not found at the mall, makes fascinated reading, I read it 3 times.
I was surprised at how much I liked this it was beautiful and poetic. I had to read it for class and usually the books are somewhat dull. this one kept me engaged and it reminded me of Jack London.
I probably missed a lot along the way. The story was very engaging. I love it.
I didn't read the book so I don't know spelling. Folkire.
Pia. She deserves a good meal.
I love Ghosh and this novel didnt disappoint. The performance was terrific with a variety of accents and correct pronunciation of words in Bengali and Hindi. Definitely enhanced the novel
I am obviously in the minority here, but this story just never went anywhere for me. I never could relate to the characters. I felt like they were contrived and unbelievable. I love stories about different parts of the world, and this one certainly took me to a place I never knew existed. But I'd probably never want to go there, having read about it -- even with these super-rare dolphins that the main character has given up everything in her life for.