This novel was originally published with the title Q&A and is the basis for the movie Slumdog Millionaire.
©2005 Vikas Swarup; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
"Shale's performance is brilliant." (USA Today)
"Reader Kerry Shale captures every nuance and distinction of the many personalities involved." (Boston Globe)
"This production gains much from Shale's excellent and lively performance....Shale makes it sincere, hilarious, heartbreaking, and delightful....His gifted reading, full of emphasis, inflection, and excitement, is a joy to listen to." (Publishers Weekly)
This book starts a little slow, but quickly becomes engrossing. The plot is fresh and involving, the writing is crisp and witty, and the reading is outstanding.
This is a book with a main character you really can cheer for. It is very entertaining, despite the very tragic things that happen to our hero. Kerry Shale, who narrates, is wonderful. And the ending is great. I highly recommend this book!
This story drew me in even though I expected not to like it. If you dislike narrators with accents, you will not appreciate this narrators voice. Each simple plot twist leading to an amazing quiz show answer had a story. I felt myself learning some Indian culture.
Wow! This narrator is an absolute master with voices. He really has an amazing talent. The narrator's different voices along with this completely mesmerizing and entertaining story made this one very difficult to put down. It had everything: suspense, intrigue, drama, danger, comedy, romance. I highly recommend it. I didn't want it to end.
If you overlook the fact that everything falls convincingly in place for Ram Mohammed Thomas to win the Billion Rupees, everything else is really superb... extremely apt description of both the locales and the characters, and the multi-religious lead man's roller coaster life story. However, the book would not be half as enjoyable without Kerry Shale's amazing narration.
This is quick becoming my most favorite book! The narration is beyond top notch, it's perfect! Add to that a wonderfully unique and diverse story and I can see why it too so many awards!
There are some books you read, and some books you listen to. This is one of those that you definitely must listen to. Surely, it's an enjoyable read, but the narrator brings the characters to life with such vividity, that you cannot help but become fully engrossed within the first minute!
This was a really good book--made even more enjoyable by the wonderful job of reading by the narrator. I was very pleasantly surprised by this choice, since I hadn't heard anything about it before. Highly recommended.
The story is simple, creative and entertaining. The narration is excellent with great voices and emotion. It's an excellent road trip audiobook.
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