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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
    (717)
    Performance
    (615)
    Story
    (625)

    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"
    "Heartbreaking but important"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    An important look at how pervasive poverty is and how it is taken advantage by corruption and pretending that it does not exist.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ahmed. A very sensitive person with really no hope


    Which character – as performed by Sunil Malhotra – was your favorite?

    He was a good narrator for all.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be prepared for tears.


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