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Amitav Ghosh

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  • Sea of Poppies | Amitav Ghosh

    Sea of Poppies

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its purpose to fight China's vicious 19th-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

    Evelyn M Kloepper says: "ignorance may be bliss"
  • The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery | Amitav Ghosh

    The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    From Victorian India to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes listeners on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life. When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe, into the strange life of L. Murugan....

    Laura says: "What fun!"
  • The Glass Palace | Amitav Ghosh

    The Glass Palace

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her.

    Janis says: "Wonderful Family Saga Set in Burma and Malaysia"
  • River of Smoke | Amitav Ghosh

    River of Smoke

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Sanjiv Jhaveri
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    The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are Neel, the pampered raja who has been convicted of embezzlement; Paulette, the French orphan masquerading as a deck-hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her lover, Kalua. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton.

    K Cornwinkle says: "Funky town"
  • Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3 | Amitav Ghosh

    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Raj Ghatak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong.

    Preethy says: "Good novel, would be better read by a different performer"
  • The Shadow Lines | Amitav Ghosh

    The Shadow Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Raj Varma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Ghosh’s radiant second novel follows two families - one English, one Bengali - as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian-born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

    K. Parks says: "Excellent narrator. Master story teller."
  • The Hungry Tide | Amitav Ghosh

    The Hungry Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
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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.

    Elizabeth says: "One of the Best Audio Books I've Read"
  • The Circle of Reason | Amitav Ghosh

    The Circle of Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Amitav Ghosh’s extraordinary first novel makes a claim on literary turf held by Gabriel García Márquez and Salman Rushdie. In a vivid and magical story, The Circle of Reason traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali village who is falsely accused of terrorism. Alu flees his home, traveling through Bombay to the Persian Gulf to North Africa with a bird-watching policeman in pursuit.

    Gwen says: "Ghosh, I was disappointed"
  • In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale | Amitav Ghosh

    In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Once upon a time an Indian writer name Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some 700 years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with 20th-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors.

    Roger says: "Mixed Worlds"
  • Sea of Poppies | Amitav Ghosh

    Sea of Poppies

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Kish Sharma
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    In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wonderful listen 4 a fast ear"
  • Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3 | Amitav Ghosh

    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Raj Ghatak
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    The final book in the best-selling Ibis trilogy from the author of Booker-shortlisted Sea of Poppies. It is 1839, and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastward from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War.

    Rajbir Bhattacharjee says: "Atrocious pronunciation of Indian names and terms"
  • Sea of Poppies | Amitav Ghosh

    Sea of Poppies

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Lyndam Gregory
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    On an old slaving-ship named the Ibis, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners. The motley crew of sailors, coolies and convicts includes a bankrupt Raja, a Chinese Opium addict, a lissom French runaway and a mulatto freedman from Baltimore.

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