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  • The Buddha of Suburbia

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated By Christopher Simpson
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is a dreamy teenager, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving, albeit with some rude and raucous results.

    Alexander says: "A bit disappointing"
    "I am unhappy with the audio."
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Hanif Kureishi and/or Christopher Simpson?

    yes


    Has The Buddha of Suburbia turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no..


    How could the performance have been better?

    I love Hanif Kureishi's work, but the audible was very bad. There is a nagging background noise of a dripping tap and various other muffled sounds. It just ruined the listening experience for me...


    Any additional comments?

    Audible needs to do a review on the quality before the consumer commits to a purchase.
    Its a catch 22, 1st you like the author so you buy the book to listen to his/her work & 2nd since its paid for one is stuck with poor audio quality. I find this unacceptable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Suitable Boy (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Vikram Seth
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century. The story unfolds through four middle class families: the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans, and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with.

    Devi says: "A wonderful drama"
    "Took me to a familiar place of nostalgic past :)"
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    Story
    Where does A Suitable Boy (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 30 of my Favorite books


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sarita and Lata's mothers character...Very well portrayed.


    What about Full Cast’s performance did you like?

    Their enunciation and amazing grasp on their characters.


    If you could rename A Suitable Boy (Dramatised), what would you call it?

    -


    Any additional comments?

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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