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The Far Pavilions | [M. M. Kaye]

The Far Pavilions

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...
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Mary Dawsonville, GA, United States 09-26-12
    Mary Dawsonville, GA, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Narrator was very good.


    Was The Far Pavilions worth the listening time?

    It was worth it if you were not looking for complete book but just the condensed version.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    donyu Dallas, OR, United States 04-30-13
    donyu Dallas, OR, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "So sad"
    What would have made The Far Pavilions better?

    I loved the book, but this is just bad, the story jumps, and misses a lot.


    What could M. M. Kaye have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    MM Kaye wrote a good book, I have loved and shared it with many others, but this shortened version is not worth it.


    What character would you cut from The Far Pavilions?

    would not have cut more, but brought back more from the full book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Logan, OH, United States 12-07-12
    Donna Logan, OH, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    Would you try another book from M. M. Kaye and/or the narrators?

    Only if it is actually the book and not an audio play.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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