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Adela Quested travels to India with her chaperone Mrs Moore, on the premise of deciding whether to marry Mrs Moore's son Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Finding her India very disappointingly English, Adela jumps at the chance the two women are given to travel to the distant Marabar caves with Aziz, a charismatic young Indian Doctor.

When Adela is subjected to an attempted assault in one of the caves, Dr. Aziz is arrested and tried in court. The volatile situation forces British India's cracks to widen into chasms, although bridges of hope are found in some open-minded British characters like the logical college principal Mr. Fielding.

Forster's eloquent and mature prose style makes this unique and sensitive audio version of the classic story a moving and philosophical experience.

©2008 CSA Word; (P)2008 CSA Word

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Exquisite reading, draws the listener in.

A compelling story of how fear and prejudice affect our perspective. Thought provoking and enlightening.

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Good listen!

The reading is very well done, alternating between accents and characters in a way that make the story interesting and easy to follow.

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  • Zazie
  • 01-23-15

It's a classic, it makes for great listening

Would you listen to A Passage To India again? Why?

Yes, it's a great story

What did you like best about this story?

The variety of characters.

Have you listened to any of Meera Syal’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard another of her performances,but she does it beautifully.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's not a laugh or cry book - it talks about problems that we still seem to encounter today. It makes one think.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-30-17

Beautifully read, captivating

Captivating the mood of the time, Forster describes the colours and sounds of India with great detail, vivid and compelling. A wonderful listen, Syal articulates rather magically throughout. Loved it.