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The White Tiger Audiobook

The White Tiger

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Publisher's Summary

British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2009.

Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2008.

Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. Too poor to finish school, he has to work in a teashop until the day a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. The city is a revelation. Balram becomes aware of immense wealth all around him, and realizes the only way he can become part of it is by murdering his master.

The White Tiger presents a raw and unromanticized India, both thrilling and shocking.

©2008 Aravind Adiga; (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Dazzling...an Indian novel that explodes the cliches...It's a thrilling ride through a global power...Brimming with idiosyncrasy, sarcastic, cunning and often hilarious." (The Independent)

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    lisa Austin, Texas 04-10-11
    lisa Austin, Texas 04-10-11 Member Since 2017
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    "White Tiger"

    While this book was vastly different from my usual downloads, I thought it was fantastic and very funny in a wonderfully unique way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Claire co corkSouth Africa 11-30-09
    Helen Claire co corkSouth Africa 11-30-09
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    "5 stars!"

    A highly entertaining story, brilliantly written, and excellently performed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Pereira 11-24-09
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    "White Tiger"

    The story is captivating as it reflects on the struggles of the poor in India and the arrogance and debauchery of the rich. It is provactive in parts and disturbing in others. I expected a stronger Indian accent to be apparent in the reading of the narrative and was a little disappointed that this was not so - but I got used to it after the first half hour and grew more intrigued by the story thereafter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kindle Customer jenny W
    8/21/16
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    "A thought provoking audio book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book. It brought the sights, smells and poverty of India and it's cast system well into the mix of the story. Well read by the narrator, I can only recommend as I was captivated by the unusual story as it unwound.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Eaton, United Kingdom
    7/22/16
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    "Disappointing"

    The excellent narrator was the only thing that got me to the end of this fairly mundane tale. Bought the book to try something a little different and can't say this story has rewarded this optimism.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Shrubington
    7/11/16
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    "The White Tiger"

    It took me a while to get into this one but it was worth persevering with as it turned out to be very interesting.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Umran
    London, United Kingdom
    6/15/16
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    "Entertaining and educating"

    I found the this book very entertaining and educating at the same time. Learnt a lot about the structure of Indian society and what the universal corruption dos to honest people. The language was very easy and the descriptions were very vivid.
    Bindya'a narration is exceptional. Highly entertaining. She has done a great job. I finished the book in 3 days.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Peter Smith
    Arabia
    4/3/16
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    "One of the best books I've read in years"

    This is an excellent book - exciting, witty and, you feel, authentic in terms of the India that is its background. It's also fairly gritty. It is a very moral book but not conventionally so - it challenges people's morality, I would say. It is also excellently read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mommiecat
    2/19/16
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    "A new genre for me – excellent"

    Clever, never lost my attention, brilliant narration. Wondered if he had split personality at times

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    4/22/15
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    "True cultural insights"

    Listened to this book while travelling through India and was fascinated by the accurate descriptions of so much that I got to see, and glad that I didn't get to see all of what The White Tiger talks about

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. M. Smeeton
    UK
    6/30/13
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    "Just couldn't get into this book"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe because rave recommendations meant it would never live up to expectations, or maybe just not the book for me but I was unable to get into this story despite several attempts to really sit down and persevere. I failed to find anything engaging about the story or the main character and have to admit this is one of the few books I have downloaded on Audible that I have just not been able to see through to the end.
    Almost all the recommendations came from "older " people so not sure if I will grow into it and it may be a book for the older generations perhaps????


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    To be honest, the book sparked nothing in me at all- it wasn't that I was disappointed: I just could not get into the story regardless of trying several times but I have to say I have friends and family who still go on about how much they enjoyed it so to each his/her own but sorry, not for me.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London, United Kingdom
    4/9/12
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    "Brilliant..."

    A great book about modern India and social mobility which highlights the duplicity of government and society in the story of one man's mission to beat the system

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline
    Preston, LAN, United Kingdom
    4/11/09
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    "Poor"

    This is probably the worst book I have had the misfortune of listening to. I am not put of by books containing bad language but if you took the profanity out of this book there is very little left. Coupled with a poor narrator I was glad to actually get to the end of this book. I was left wondering why it had actually been published.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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