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V. S. Naipaul

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    • A House for Mr. Biswas

    • By: V.S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    Born into poverty, then trapped in the shackles of charity and gratitude, Mr. Biswas longs for a house he can call his own....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming prose. Lovely book.

    • By Saman on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • A Bend in the River

    • By: V.S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    In this incandescent novel, V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man, an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, insightful, troubling

    • By Lawrence on 01-15-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • In a Free State

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Neil Shah, Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    On a road trip through Africa, two English people - Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys; and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" - are driving back to their enclave....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Magical Prose …

    • By Saman on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Miguel Street

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Set during World War II and narrated by an unnamed - but precociously observant - neighborhood boy, Miguel Street is a work of mercurial mood shifts, by turns sweetly melancholy and anarchically funny. It overflows with life on every page....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings.

    • By anton on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Mystic Masseur

    • A Novel
    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first of V.S. Naipaul's 12 novels tells of one man's meteoric rise and hilarious metamorphosis from failed schoolteacher and struggling masseur to the most popular man in Trinidad....

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Enigma of Arrival

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The story of a writer's singular journey - from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another - is perhaps Naipaul's most autobiographical work....

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Way in the World

    • A Novel
    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    In a vastly innovative novel, Nobel Prize-winner V. S. Naipaul intertwines memory and history to create what is at once an autobiography and an ambitious fictional archaeology of colonialism....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • ugh!

    • By Norman Johnson on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Mimic Men

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Former government minister Ralph Singh is the perpetual outsider: displaced, disillusioned, and now living in exile....

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Half a Life

    • A Novel
    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Guerrillas

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written in the politically turbulent 1970s, Guerrillas takes aim at the sacred cows and myths of revolutionaries and at flaws in Marxist and revolutionary ideology - at the idea that one can predict or manipulate how the "revolution" will turn out....

    Regular price: $24.47

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