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
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
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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.
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
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.
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