I had read the first of these books, which I liked very much, and I have to report that listening to them is a far richer experience. The mystery plots are strong, the details of life in New Delhi are often startling, but the narration is amazing! You'll never believe that so many voices can come out of one person! These books are humorous, insightful, and intriguing. I can't recommend them strongly enough.
This particular story has many revelations about the characters' perceptions of Pakistan, the daily experience during Partition, and a modern-day murder plot thrown in to boot. I've been waiting for this book to come out ever since listening to The Man Who Died Laughing, and now I can't wait for the next one.
Kudos to Tarquin Hall and Sam Dastor! These are my favorite Audible books.
Great match for Dastor's narrating skills and this fun mystery book. It's a delightful series, that'll give you some laughs and insight into the culture as well.
I just love this series, it is so funny: The characters, the setting, the descriptions of the food, the language and customs all bring the sights smells and sounds of India alive to the listener. Also there are some very real and interesting observations about the dilemmas and difficulties faced by modern Indian society. The narrator is spot on. I can't wait for the next installment!
The entire series is great, but book 3 is by far the best. The characters are complex, flawed and lovable. Lots of cultural and historic background related to Delhi, Punjab and India.
I really like the reading of Mummy Ji's diary.
The scene at the second cricket match where the killer is exposed.
A quirky detective story in the British tradition set in India, more precisely in Punjab.
Love this series!!
Getting more info about some of the other characters.
He does a great job with different voices for each character . . . hopefully he'll also read for all future episodes.
Here's another new P.I. - this time from India.
Been waiting for the release of this . . . after listening to the previous two books . . . I was very pleased with this latest addition and I'm looking forward to a long relationship with these characters.