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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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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 05-17-13
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2015

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

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    "You eventually reap what you sow"

    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

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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 05-08-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 05-08-13 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Trying to listen to this novel is painful."

    I have attempted to listen to this novel so many times that I have lost count. It will be placed in my memory of lost novels. There is an abridged version but if I purchase it I should have my privileges taken away for a month or even two of listening to or reading books. Do Not waste a credit or money on this novel.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 05-06-13
    Amanda 05-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Slumdog Millionaire the most enjoyable?

    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.


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    Beth 04-25-13
    Beth 04-25-13
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    "Better than the movie!"
    Where does Slumdog Millionaire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 5 out of approximately 40!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slumdog Millionaire?

    When I realized that he wasn't making anything up!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he won the contest!


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

    It made me cry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Knave 02-19-13
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    "Not at all like the movie"
    What did you love best about Slumdog Millionaire?

    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.


    What about Christopher Simpson’s performance did you like?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-07-13

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    "Loved This Book"
    If you could sum up Slumdog Millionaire in three words, what would they be?

    Keeps you involved.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity of the plot. I love flashbacks. Love the characters.


    What does Christopher Simpson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His accent brings the Indian culture alive.


    If you could rename Slumdog Millionaire, what would you call it?

    Slumdog Billionaire. Didn't he win a billion rupees?


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    Scott Fairfax, CA, United States 09-30-10
    Scott Fairfax, CA, United States 09-30-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book, great narrator"

    A really good listen. The narrator did an outstanding job. I am also going to buy the paper copy to read again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Camp Verde,AZ 04-17-12
    Amazon Customer Camp Verde,AZ 04-17-12
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    "Disappointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Roots


    What does Christopher Simpson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Different accents of characters


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    menary kitchen 02-14-10 Member Since 2015
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    "wow, excellent read"

    one will never bore of this

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    Jerry 11-06-09
    Jerry 11-06-09
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    "Even better than the movie"

    I saw the movie when it came out and loved it. Having been to India a few times I could really relate to it. Finally I decided to listen to the book. What a surprise it was, the story is totally different, I absolutely loved it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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