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  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Katherine Boo
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (622)

    Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption.

    Dr. says: "An Antidote for Shantaram"
    "outstanding and important story"
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    Where does Behind the Beautiful Forevers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    at the very top


    What other book might you compare Behind the Beautiful Forevers to and why?

    incomparable


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I never before fully understood the depth of poverty and sheer corruption faced by the poor in India


    Any additional comments?

    important book for anybody who cares about our world to read

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