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Sarah

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  • The Far Pavilions

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    When The Far Pavilions was first published 19 years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the Wind." From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M. M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich, and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.

    Velan says: "Heroism, adventure, sadistic cruelty, and love."
    "Swept Away again and again"
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    If you could sum up The Far Pavilions in three words, what would they be?

    Ultimate love story


    What other book might you compare The Far Pavilions to and why?

    The Princess Bride, love against impossible odds.


    Which character – as performed by Vikas Adam – was your favorite?

    Ashton


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    LoL...if I could stay awake that long


    Any additional comments?

    You will fall in love with the rich description of India. You will see it through the eyes of Ashton Martin and the hills and palaces will be almost real. You will watch a character develope into a man, fall in love and fight almost impossible odds. The wars, caste system, bravery, and loyalty make it an adventurous read. Ashton and Anjulie's love make it unforgettable. It is to this day my favorite book, and I've read a lot of books.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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