A few funny quips - otherwise dull.
The narration of this is outstanding, and feels just as a follow on from Pride and Prejudice should.
Maybe - it is clearly very difficult to write something as a continuation of and homage to something as famous and fabulous as Pride and Prejudice, and in many ways James does a really good job. It just feels like there is too much information dumping at times, and that the true driver of the story is recreating the ambiance of Pemberly and its inhabitants, rather than James' usual intricate murder plots (of which I am also a fan). This is good for someone who is primarily interested in wallowing in the world of Pride and Prejudice, but not as a mystery per se.
I cannot imagine the print version being anywhere near as good, as much of the ambiance comes from the excellent narration.
The narration is, to put it in the words of Vish Puri, truly first class. Dastor beautifully captures the nuance and rhythms of Delhi English just as Hall captures the details of upper middle class Indian life.
The twists of the plot are engaging, as is Vish Puri.
Highly recommend for anyone who knows anything of the culture, or indeed anyone who wants to get a charming (and realistically dodgy and corrupt) taste of modern India.
A wonderful listen. Keeps one captivated right to the end. Highly recommended.
An excellent listen - very witty.
A well written book. Clearly well researched and brought togther in a masterful way.
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