In this inspiring work, Dominique Lapierre tells stories of extraordinary love and heroism - performed by ordinary people. Deep within one of the poorest sections of Calcutta, Lapierre found that this city, which produced Mother Teresa, had many other selfless inhabitants. Hear about a Polish Catholic priest who came to share and ease the plight of the impoverished, an American doctor who came to treat people who were without medical resources, and an Assamese nurse who became an Angel of Mercy to the afflicted. Best selling author Lapierre has woven these amazing stories into an epic tale of human benevolence and hope.
Copyright ©1985 by Dominique Lapierre; Copyright (P)1991 Dove Audio
"This book is a magnificent homage to the courage of the poorest of the poor." (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
Each book I've read by Dominique Lapierre, leaves me 'in awe'! Beyond Love, magnificent also. The City of Joy, I just could not stop listening to it. I have purchased the book for two friends, whom I know will find this book so beautiful and will keep it close to their hearts.
I was required to read this book for a Cultural Anthropology class. It did help me understand various concepts of lineage, marriage and status. While I wouldn't have chosen to read this on my own, the audio version was very pleasant and I was surprised how fast I got thru it.
Michael York's voice is beautiful.
It has been one of the better ones I've listened to
The rickshaw drivers determination to make a life for his family at all costs
Just like the title city of joy
No I wouldn't listen again, but I might read the book.
The strength and hope shown by people living under such appalling conditions.
No, unless he used a less soppy tone in what he was reading.
That once the slum area had become known because of the work being done there, it changed, not always to the benefit of the inhabitants.
Having just read a history of the East India Company and Britain's colonial occupation of India, the narrative of this book illustrates so completely the damage perpetrated by foreign powers sucking the wealth out of nations.
i really didn't get the print version
i really liked the fact about looking in the Indian culture and tradition.
i loved the difference of religions which gave different perspectives on things as well as showing that having a different religion doesn't make you different you blend with everyone easily.
shows how life is for poor people who are trying to support their families
i think after reading this book im much more thankful for the life i have and blessed.
i will try to do more charity work or help others
IF IT WAS THE FULL BOOK!!!!
He did a fine job.
NO!! I HONESTLY WILL NOT BE USING AUDIBLE EVER AGAIN!!!
NONE PLEASE KEEP THE FULL VERSION AVAIABLE FOR THOSE WHO WOULD HAVE ENJOYED LISTENING TO ALL OF IT!! THE FACT THAT THIS IS EVEN A QUESTION IS DISTRUBING!!! WHAT IS THIS NAZI GERMANY, AUDIBLE SHOULD NOT REMOVE ANY SCENE FROM ANY BOOK!!!!
This has been a terrible experience for someone who truly loves audio books. I understand that some of the scenes in The City of Joy are disturbing but if you are going to have an edited verson please make a full verson avaiable also. Otherwise it really isn't the worthwhile for those who actually want to learn through listening. I give audible a zero out of five stars.
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