This is one of the most engaging and funny mystery series! If you really want to see India and all the complexities that surround it, you should definitely read this book. He is a master at peeling back the veil and showing what goes on underneath this vibrant culture.
All the characters were interesting and he kept all the story lines moving in a funny, yet mysterious way.
They are all wonderful. Mr. Pulli (aka Chubby) and all the others who support him in his endeavors are wonderfully drawn out in these stories.
Although our detective is somewhat of an egotistical windbag, he is always lovable and able to determine the truth of those who scheme to trick and defraud the good people of New Dehli.
If you enjoy a wonderful mystery with an international flavor, I recommend this series. You wil not be disappointed by either the narration or the story.
The story is a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed the narration--Mr. Dastor gives the colorful characters life without being over-the-top.
Not bad but not my particular favorite listen.
I am not sure if I would do another book like this one. I did find enjoyment but felt other books are better.
The narrator was as I thought the charter should be. A good fit.
Full of charm, humor and absorbing plots, with some serious comments on social issues, this book engages and pleases on several levels. Wonderful characters. Naration is superb!
I loved the food and lifestyle descriptions. However, overall, I had a little trouble getting through it. The story is a bit slow for me.
I just fell in love with Vish Puri, the Indian Sherlock Holmes (don't call him Sherlock) and his band of ragtag operatives. And you have to love his Mummy G and his wife, who unbeknownst to him tackle their own investigations. The narrator is fantastic, and I got hooked up from the beginning. I just couldn't stop listening! Now I am dowloading Book1, and I am hoping that Book 3 becomes available soon.
It gives you an interesting insight on Indian culture, food, and family life. Although the topic of the mystery was a serious one, the way its written and narrated is hilarious. And the narrator rocks.
Everything. All of the characters sound like different characters. When Mummy G talks, it's Mummy G's voice you hear. Same with Facecream, Vish Puri and everyone else. He is very engaging.
I don't want to provide a spoiler. However, Facecream moved me. What happened to her in the past, especially when she has to show her scars.
I highly recommend these series. They are a lot of fun.
If you enjoy listening to audio books and you love mysteries this is a good audio book for you. It is longer than most audio books, however, when I am driving I can listen to it and relax.
As most mysteries, you have several possible suspects to choose from through out the story. I can usually figure out the suspect long before the end of the story. It was not so for this book. It kept me guessing up to the end.
This book was a delightful departure from my usual Agatha Christie. Set in India, it gave the reader insight into that culture and dialects.
I liked all the major characters, but Facecream was my favorite.
I liked all the ladies at the party that had the theft.
As a non-Indian who has spent a year in India I got such a kick out of these characters who are so unique and quirky, but also so typical of certain types that you meet there. I loved the way the author captured the special turns of phrase and expressions of Indian English.The sights and sounds, the smells and tastes of Delhi are so vividly expressed. The reader was excellent.Thoroughly enjoyable.
This was perfect for me, because I love mysteries, and I love India. I'm familiar with the Delhi locations and the cultural references. Might be a little confusing for people who don't have this connection to India, but it's an entertaining listen/read nonetheless. It's light and fun, and keeps you guessing. I am definitely looking forward to more stories from this author.