This book was really original. I can't remember reading (or hearing) a book that played along similar lines.
Sorry, but this book just couldn't raise any excitement in me. There were moments when I thought it might finally get more interesting, but it always just went back to dragging along the same dull base line.
The book starts out quite entertaining. The weird events unfolding stoke the listeners hopes for more of the same to come. Well, in a way that even holds true, but not in the way at least I was hoping for.
The plot is jumping from place to place, time to time, person to person, realism to fantasy and is overall quite hard to follow. To me it seemed that Mr. Rushdie tried to tell several completely disjointed stories in one book and I have not been able to understand what he wanted to tell his audience.
I like books that are able to mesmerize me, to draw me into the story and to have me crave for more when I have to stop reading. This one completely failed to do so.
While I did not enjoy the book, I am not sure that Mr. Rushdie is to blame for that. I guess that this book was aimed at a different audience. Maybe, if I had a muslim or Indian background I would rate this book differently.
As for the narrator I'm not sure what to say. He did a nice, solid performance, but you won't find me running to buy another audio book just because he narrated it.
As I mentioned above, I am probably not a member of the intended audience group. Keep that in mind and take my review with a grain of salt when you use it to make up your mind about listening to this book.
In my opinion, the book is neither original nor well written, just as the last reviewer stated. Save your time and money.
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