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Lion Audiobook

Lion

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Publisher's Summary

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

©2016 Saroo Brierley (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 01-21-17
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 01-21-17 Member Since 2014

    Avid listener on my daily commute!

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    "Simply Astonishing True Story"

    We saw the movie based on this memoir last weekend, and immediately I looked for the book here on Audible, because I didn't want the story to end. I don't think I will ever forget this miraculous story. Be aware that the book originally was titled A Long Way Home, but as far as I can tell this is the same exact recording, only with a few extra minutes of Epilogue added. The narrator reads a tad slowly, but is otherwise capable, and appropriately naturally speaks with an Aussie accent but does perfect Indian accents for Saroo's birth family and other Indian characters. WHAT AN AMAZING STORY--See the movie FIRST! I know that's the opposite of the usual recommendation, but in this case it makes the best sense. The movie pulls you strongly and immediately into the story, and the book more slowly and methodically lays out the details, including details that didn't make it into the screenplay for the film.

    Grade: A

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    James Martin 02-07-17
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    "Amazing Story!"

    This story underlines the true definition of the human struggle. It also shines a light on the social ramifications of a political system catering to whims of those with, rather than those without.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tahria 03-01-17
    Tahria 03-01-17
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    "Amazing as well as a complete MIRACLE!"

    After seeing the movie I had to listen to the book. The movie was wonderful but, the book provided a more detailed story. I'm forever changed after having come across such a wonderful story.

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    t h. 03-12-17
    t h. 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This book captured my attention."

    Great story and remarkable journey back home! I Truly appreciated the author sharing his life.

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    Makenzie 03-05-17
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    "Nice storyline but boring "

    The. narrator had a plesasant voice but there was very little climactic emotion in the story itself. Can't wait to see how this translates to the big screen.

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    Caren D. 03-05-17
    Caren D. 03-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing and beautiful and wonderful"

    loved it - I couldn't stop listening. this is truly an amazing story beautifully told.

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    Kat 02-20-17
    Kat 02-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic Read"
    Would you listen to Lion again? Why?

    Yes. This is a wonderful story which is made all the more amazing because it's true.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lion?

    The incredible unlikeliness of this story is what blows me away. I don't think there is just one moment that is most memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the moment that he gets to reunite with his family again


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me feel really happy... maybe I shed a tear or two.


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    Dennis 02-13-17
    Dennis 02-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent book!"

    such an excellent book and inspiring story! It makes you realize Gods hand in everything !

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    K. FRENCH 02-13-17
    K. FRENCH 02-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "most enjoyable"

    I was carried along on the journey from India to Australia. It was also educational as I know nothing about these countries.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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