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
truly enjoyable heartbreak. the narration was captivating, making it a short "read." i will freely admit that i sometimes listened a little longer than i had intended to, just to prevent the characters from being stuck in whatever bad situation they were in. it was easy to fall for the characters, and honestly want well for them.
Slumdog Millionaire was easy to follow and the story was entertaining. The dialect of the narrator was spot on and easy to understand.
I felt complete joy when I completed the book. The story really grabs the audience and makes them think and appreciate every situation in life, good and bad. Slumdog Millionaire really shows you that every decision can change your life.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
I thought this was an intriguing book, however sometimes hard to follow the timeline of events. I actually had to go back and relisten to the first half of the book. The narrator was great but has a thick indian accent. I found it hard to keep track of the many indian names. Great ending. Jennifer
Wasnt sure about this book... heard lots about it but remember not really being interested in the movie. The book was wonderful!!~ even the narrator did a fab job. Highly recommended.
In the top 5 out of approximately 40!
When I realized that he wasn't making anything up!
When he won the contest!
It made me cry.
I went into this audiobook thinking it would be very similar to the movie. I was incredibly wrong and happy to be that way. Q&A stands up on its own quite well. I truly enjoyed Simpson's performance and Swarup's story.
His ability to manage a convincing Indian accent along with an Indian with a thick accent imitating an Australian voice. He has a very impressive range of voices.
Keeps you involved.
The complexity of the plot. I love flashbacks. Love the characters.
His accent brings the Indian culture alive.
Slumdog Billionaire. Didn't he win a billion rupees?
A really good listen. The narrator did an outstanding job. I am also going to buy the paper copy to read again.
Those who expect movies to be better than the book. I always enjoy the books much more than the movies but in this situation it was exactly opposite.
Different accents of characters
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