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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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    Bruce United States 06-14-13
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    "better than movie"

    I enjoyed the story . I found it more compelling than the movie. I recommend the book .

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    jenn 06-07-13
    jenn 06-07-13
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    "better and more heartbreaking than the movie"

    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.

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    Sarah 05-21-13
    Sarah 05-21-13
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    What made the experience of listening to Slumdog Millionaire the most enjoyable?

    Slumdog Millionaire was easy to follow and the story was entertaining. The dialect of the narrator was spot on and easy to understand.


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

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Amanda 05-06-13
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    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
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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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    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?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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