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Slumdog Millionaire Audiobook
Slumdog Millionaire
Written by: 
Vikas Swarup
Narrated by: 
Christopher Simpson
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Slumdog Millionaire Audiobook

Slumdog Millionaire

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Publisher's Summary

Vikas Swarup's spectacular debut novel, the inspiration for the award-winning film, opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all 12 questions on India's biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion?

It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school could win such a contest. But through a series of exhilarating tales, Ram explains to his lawyer how episodes in his life gave him the answer to each question. In his warm-hearted tale lies all the comedy, tragedy, joy and pathos of modern India.

Hear the whole story behind the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire!

©2005 Vikas Swarup; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks America

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    lucia permowicz SAINT LOUIS, MO, US 04-28-15
    lucia permowicz SAINT LOUIS, MO, US 04-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    It was a good listen. Excellently read. Highs and lows throughout. I would recommend it.

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    Edward Evens 03-11-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Brilliant and heart breaking and warming"

    A wonderful tale of twelve answers. The answers to twelve game show questions paint a vivid picture of India - from aging movie stars to man made cripples, abuse, rape, murder and ultimately - redemption .
    With a pinch of luck for spice and happy endings. I'm a fan.

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    Eva 01-23-15
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    "Great read"

    One of the best books I've ever read. I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates great and well thought literature.

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    Brady Amundson 12-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Forget everything you know from the movie"

    Wow. I loved the movie so I thought I'd give the book a whirl. Totally different everything. The only thing similar to the movie is that there is a character named Salim and the main protagonist is on a game show. Download and listen now.

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    "So good I have listened to it twice."
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    Great audiobook. Interesting story, great performance. As usual, better than the movie (which was great). I highly recommend Slumdog Millionaire.

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    Mr. D Idaho, United States 06-26-14
    Mr. D Idaho, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Even if you have seen the movie, read this."
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    This book has a lot going for it. It has a unique plot, the main character is someone you really want to root for and it is an education of a way of life very remote for most of us.

    I knew the story, I had seen the movie, but even so I couldn't put the book(headphones) down. As usual, the book was much better even though the movie was good as well.

    If you enjoyed the movie and want to prolong the experience, give this a listen.

    Narration was good.

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    Adam 04-22-14
    Adam 04-22-14
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    "Pleasantly surprised"

    I don't care for sex and foul language in my books and knowing this was made into an R rated movie I purchased it cautiously. I was pleasantly surprised. I would label the book PG-13. There is no explicit sex and while there is some swearing it was not gratuitous or excessive. The book has a great moral and a postive message. After listening to the book I looked up the summary of the movie. It doesn't sound like the movie is much like the book at all. I'm glad I listened to the book. I would rate it in the top 3 that I have listened to so far.

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    Jon Crawfurd ST PETERSBURG, FL USA 03-07-14
    Jon Crawfurd ST PETERSBURG, FL USA 03-07-14
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    "I love a good story"

    I love it when I have two views of a great story: cinema and book! I enjoyed both, but I especially enjoyed the pictorial sense of India down-deep, and I enjoyed listening to the main character in his own voice. The story is exceedingly far fetched, but very-very enjoyable.

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    Jim EVANSDALE, IOWA, United States 03-03-14
    Jim EVANSDALE, IOWA, United States 03-03-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't just watch the movie, read this book."

    I had never seen the movie before reading this book. I have since watched the movie, and although they are similar, the book far outshines the movie.

    The book has a bit of a fairy tale/whimsical quality to it. Don't get me wrong, there are still some awful things happening in the world of Slumdog Millionaire, but it just doesn't seem quite as dark as the movie.

    This has been one of my favorite audio books of the last few years.

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    Justine PORTLAND, OR, United States 02-28-14
    Justine PORTLAND, OR, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "the movie was good; the book is BRILLIANT"
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    The movie ran with the general premise of the book, and it was a nice watch particularly for the scenery of India (the good, bad and ugly), but there it ends. The characters in the movie are not taken from the book at all - and the stories told in the book are captivating, and complex, and the characters authentic, yet layered and unique. I listened for six hours the first day, and finished it the next. The narrator is excellent - one of the best I have ever listened to. To those who are annoyed because he does not portray Indians with a Texan accent, because it would be easier for you to understand... whatever. I have no words for you.

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