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Midnight's Children | [Salman Rushdie]

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie holds the literary world in awe with a jaw-dropping catalog of critically acclaimed novels that have made him one of the world's most celebrated authors. Winner of the prestigious Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children tells the story of Saleem Sinai, born on the stroke of India's independence.
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Publisher's Summary

Salman Rushdie holds the literary world in awe with a jaw-dropping catalog of critically acclaimed novels that have made him one of the world's most celebrated authors. Winner of the prestigious Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children tells the story of Saleem Sinai, born on the stroke of India's independence.

©1981 Salman Rushdie; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Extraordinary . . . one of the most important [novels] to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation.” (The New York Review of Books)

“Burgeons with life, with exuberance and fantasy . . . Rushdie is a writer of courage, impressive strength, and sheer stylistic brilliance.” (The Washington Post Book World)

“A marvelous epic . . . Rushdie’s prose snaps into playback and flash-forward . . . stopping on images, vistas, and characters of unforgettable presence. Their range is as rich as India herself.” (Newsweek)

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    ADRIANA Tandil, Argentina 02-18-12
    ADRIANA Tandil, Argentina 02-18-12 Member Since 2009

    I'm from Argentina. I just enjoy reading a lot, and audible has resolved my insomnia problems. It's so good to listen to sb.

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    "A notable magic realism novel"
    If you could sum up Midnight's Children in three words, what would they be?

    The book tells the actual Indian History from colonialism to Indepence. The first person narrator, who has telepathic powers, strongly believes that his life is closely link to Indian historical events. There are lots of interesting, fascinating characters. And as a Latinamerican I love when magic blends with real world. The novel is ironic, funny, true.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed a lot Sinai's family: grandparents, father who got frozen, his misterious mother. Sinai's entangle birth. They are lovable, entincing even though strange and odd. Maybe that's why they are so attractive


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    Christine Arcata, CA, United States 10-18-11
    Christine Arcata, CA, United States 10-18-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Quirky and imaginative"

    It took me a while to get into the flow of Rushdie's very precise, high-fallutin' language and the strange story arc, but I became addicted and really loved this strange, creative work. The reader was very enthusiastic and entertaining.

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    Pat New York, NY, USA 07-08-10
    Pat New York, NY, USA 07-08-10
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    "Ponderous reader"

    The birth of India sounds significant the way the narrator reads it. That's appropriate, but he uses the same tone for the (copious) description of the child's (copious) snot, for instance. I made it through the first third of the book before giving it up with India still in it's youth.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 08-14-09
    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 08-14-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Very boring and poorly read"

    I liked Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown - I did NOT like this book and it will probably be the last Rushdie I will read/listen to. The story tries too hard, the reader tries too hard. It's as if all the energy is directed towards telling the reader "this is funny," and it isn't. It's forced.

    5 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Randall Lincoln, NE, United States 05-11-12
    Randall Lincoln, NE, United States 05-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I did not enjoy this book"

    Abstract and narrated in a dialect I couldn't understand that reminded me of all of the bad computer help desk voices. This book just did NOT work for me. I didn't like it on any level. A total waste of time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandeep NEW YORK, NY, United States 09-02-11
    Sandeep NEW YORK, NY, United States 09-02-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Really slow book!!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the book is an extremely slow read. Gets very boring at times


    Would you be willing to try another book from Salman Rushdie? Why or why not?

    I will definitely try one of his other books.

    I have read a lot of great reviews for some of his books, and would want to try out more of his books!


    Which character – as performed by Lyndam Gregory – was your favorite?

    The main character was my favorite


    Was Midnight's Children worth the listening time?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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