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Kathleen

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  • The Shadow Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Raj Varma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Ghosh’s radiant second novel follows two families - one English, one Bengali - as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian-born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

    K. Parks says: "Excellent narrator. Master story teller."
    "Excellent narrator. Master story teller."
    Overall

    Raj Varma's narration enhanced the experience of listening to a master story teller. His voice was fresh, appropriately nuanced and a pleasure to listen to. As always, Amitav Ghosh depicted characters with depth and sympathy. It is an old fashioned family tale and an exploration about what creates a family narrative and history. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. I would have given 4.5 or 4.75 stars if possible.

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