A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of M.M. Kaye’s epic novel of love and war.
M.M. Kaye’s masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that spans over twenty years, moving from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the burning plains, to the besieged British Mission in Kabul.
It begins in 1857 when, following the Indian Mutiny, young English orphan Ashton is disguised by his ayah Sita as her Indian son, Ashok. As he forgets his true identity, his destiny is set...A story of divided loyalties and fierce friendship; of true love made impossible by class and race; a critique of the imperialist adventure; and an examination of the cultural and spiritual clash between East and West, ‘The Far Pavilions’ is a searing insight into the human heart.
Vineeta Rishi (‘The Last Detective’) stars as Sita and the Narrator, with Blake Ritson as Ashok/Ashton and Ayesha Dharker as Anjuli.
©1997 M.M. Kaye (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
I thought this would be a narration of the book, but it was actually a drama which condenses the book into a BBC performance. The narration was very good but I was looking for the complete book.
Narrator was very good.
It was worth it if you were not looking for complete book but just the condensed version.
I loved the book, but this is just bad, the story jumps, and misses a lot.
MM Kaye wrote a good book, I have loved and shared it with many others, but this shortened version is not worth it.
would not have cut more, but brought back more from the full book.
Only if it is actually the book and not an audio play.
Wish I had read the other reviews. Was not what I expected at all. The discription did not lead me to expect it was not an actual audio book. It doesn't indicate it is abridged.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content