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CAVALLO ELENA

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  • The White Tiger

  • By: Aravind Adiga
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Meet Balram Halwal, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells his story.... Born in a village in the dark heart of India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a teas hop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I finally got a good picture of contemporary India

  • By CAVALLO ELENA on 01-30-18

I finally got a good picture of contemporary India

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

This book was a revelation to me. I asked an Indian friend of mine to recommend a book about India that would illustrate how the caste system is perceived today. This book did the job brilliantly. It is entertaining, ironic, and full of information. I started with the audiobook (the narration is excellent - I love the accent!) and soon after I bought the paper book because I wanted to underline so many things! I would highly uggest it, even to high school students!!! Thank you Aravind Adiga and Kerry Shale!!!

  • Midnight's Children

  • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Salman Rushdie
  • Narrated by: Nikesh Patel, Meera Syal, Anneika Rose, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Saleem Sinai is born on the stroke of midnight on 14th-15th August 1947, at the exact moment that India and Pakistan become separate, independent nations. From that moment on, his fate is mysteriously handcuffed to the history of his country. But Saleem's story starts almost 30 years earlier, when his grandfather, Dr Aadam Aziz, falls in love with a woman concealed behind a perforated sheet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really nice story and great interpretation

  • By Eduardo Guisa on 04-27-18

Fantastic dramatization

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I was so enthralled by the dramatization that I want to read the original book now! Thank you BBC for making it so unique, it was like watching a movie! Also, I very much appreciated the interview with the author at the end.

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  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

The book is an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of naturalist Gerald Durrell. The book is divided into three sections, marking the three villas in which the family lived on the island. Apart from Gerald (the youngest) and Larry, the family comprised their widowed mother, the gun-mad Leslie, and diet-obsessed sister Margo together with Roger the dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This should be required reading

  • By Ilona on 10-22-13

Superb interpretation

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Hugh Bonneville's superb interpretation really makes the animals (and the humans) come alive. I would even say it's better than the written text!!! I would highly recommend this to a friend also because it's witty, excentric, exotic, and really puts animals and humans on the same level. Absolutely loved it!

  • L'amica geniale

  • volume primo
  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Lila è scomparsa. Esagerata, come sempre, ha cancellato ogni traccia. Ed Elena, l'amica di tutta la vita, inizia a raccontare la storia del legame viscerale che le ha unite per sei decenni. Tra inconfessata rivalità e profondo affidamento, la ragazzina geniale e ribelle e l'amica studiosa attraversano gli anni dell'adolescenza, sullo sfondo di un rione della Napoli anni Cinquanta ritratta nella sua cruda epicità. Prima parte della tetralogia "L'amica geniale".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mi ha convinto. Appassionante.

  • By Daniela on 10-10-15

La sua voce mi ha trasportata nella storia

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Any additional comments?

Sono un'assidua lettrice, ma non riuscivo ad andare avanti con il libro cartaceo.
Allora ho comprato il mio primo audiolibro. E la voce di Anna Bonaiuto mi ha trasportata nella storia. Ne sono rimasta assuefatta. Adesso ho appena comprato il secondo libro.