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The Hungry Tide Audiobook

The Hungry Tide

Internationally best-selling author Amitav Ghosh, winner of the Pushcart Prize and numerous other prestigious accolades, pens a sweeping novel full of romantic adventure. Favorably compared to the masterworks of Joseph Conrad and V.S. Naipaul, The Hungry Tide is an atmospheric tale set in a world of wondrous sights...and terrible danger.
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Internationally best-selling author Amitav Ghosh, winner of the Pushcart Prize and numerous other prestigious accolades, pens a sweeping novel full of romantic adventure. Favorably compared to the masterworks of Joseph Conrad and V.S. Naipaul, The Hungry Tide is an atmospheric tale set in a world of wondrous sights...and terrible danger.

Off the eastern coast of India lies an extraordinary cluster of islands known as the Sundarbans. It is a raw but beautiful area, a place of man-eating tigers, river dolphins, huge crocodiles, and devastating tides that sweep across the terrain without remorse. In this exotic land, marine biologist Piya, fisherman Fokir, and translator Kanai meet. As they travel deep into the remote archipelago, they experience a territory at risk not only from natural disaster, but also from human foolishness and volatile politics.

Hailed as "a novelist of dazzling ingenuity" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Ghosh delivers a rich and evocative story of profound truths staged against an unforgettable backdrop.

©2005 Amitav Ghosh; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Another triumph of gorgeous writing, intelligent romance, and keen philosophical inquiries." (Booklist)
"One doesn't so much read Ghosh's masterful fifth novel as inhabit his characters and the alluring if treacherous Sundarban archipelago." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Reid Cary, NC, United States 08-07-11
    Reid Cary, NC, United States 08-07-11 Member Since 2011
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    If anyone makes it to the end of this book, please let me know if anything ever happens! The reader was so good that he made it SOUND like something was or would happen, but I sure didn't get to that far, if it did.

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    C Chestnuthill, MA, United States 09-12-10
    C Chestnuthill, MA, United States 09-12-10
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    First of all the narration is excellent. The idea of the book is also good. However, the story is not that interesting and the character of Piya is both annoying and unconvincing. The author has her spouting out speeches instead of real dialogue.

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    Penelope 02-26-09
    Penelope 02-26-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Gloriously entertaining"

    What can I say except this author makes words become people, color, animals, poetry and sweeps you along breathlessly waiting to see what will happen next. I rank this as one of my favorites and will listen to it again as soon as I can come out of its spell.

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    Gila Oakland, CA, United States 09-27-10
    Gila Oakland, CA, United States 09-27-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Ghosh just gets better and better"

    I enjoyed this book so much. What truly surprised me was Ghosh's ability to write such a sensitive and believable female character, and even fully imagine her reaction to the overbearing, patronizing male characters. As always, the extensive research and detailed settings pay off in a big way. The hours passed happily while listening to this book.

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