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  • Playing It My Way

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

The autobiography of the highest scoring batsman of all time.The greatest run-scorer in the history of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013 after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated Indian cricketer of all time, he received the Bharat Ratna Award - India's highest civilian honour - on the day of his retirement.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator couldn't speak regular Indian words

  • By Sumit on 01-30-15

The narrator couldn't speak regular Indian words

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was time well spent because I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. But the overall audiobook is disappointing. The narrator couldn't speak regular Indian words which is a big turn off. Plus the book is very linear. The story of Sachin is well known, and I was expecting the book to be more than about just his cricket.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance could have been way better if the narrator had the sense of reading out all Indian words properly. And there are a lot of Indian words obviously.

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  • Indian Summer

  • The Secret History of the End of an Empire
  • By: Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

At midnight on 15 August, 1947, India left the British Empire. This defining moment of world history had been brought about by a handful of people:Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the new nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, despatched to get Britain out of India. Within hours of the midnight chimes, their dreams of freedom and democracy would turn to chaos, bloodshed and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very well detailed audio book

  • By Sumit on 04-22-14

Very well detailed audio book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-14

What did you like best about this story?

Its gives a very detailed account of India's history. It's struggles and candid look inside the lives of the people who affected it's fate the most. Nehru, Gandhi and the Mountbattens have been covered very well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful