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A Necessary Evil Audiobook

A Necessary Evil

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The fabulously wealthy kingdom of Sambalpore: home to tigers, elephants, diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. When the heir to the throne of Sambalpore is assassinated in Calcutta in the presence of Captain Sam Wyndham and his colleague 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee, Wyndham works to uncover the reasons behind Prince Punit's death, despite the opposition of his commanding officers. Travelling to Sambalpore, he discovers a kingdom riven with suppressed conflict. Prince Punit was a moderniser whose attitudes - and romantic relationship - may have upset the more religious elements of his country while his brother appears to be a feckless playboy. And when Annie Grant, the first woman to capture Wyndham's heart since the death of his wife, arrives in the kingdom, Wyndham knows this is going to be a case that is as challenging personally as it is professionally.

©2017 Abir Mukherjee (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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  • G. Williams
    Manchester, England
    6/4/17
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    "Another Great Book"

    Another great book, good story and great characters and just as well written as the first. Really enjoyed it and can not wait until the next one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Diana Brighouse
    Chichester, UK
    8/1/17
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    "Just as good as the first book."

    Brilliant narration, beautifully crafted story. Has made me want to find out much more about India in the 1920s.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr
    Dublin, Ireland
    7/16/17
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    "As good as the first one"

    This is another really excellent book set in India after the First World War. It is very atmospheric and evocative of time and place, with an excellent storyline that doesn't flag. Like it's predecessor it explores the issues of colonialism in a nuanced way. The narration is perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JennyLucy
    7/14/17
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    "Another excellent book by Abir Mukherjee"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a well researched story with excellent characterisation and plot. It combines the interest of a detective story with historical information about the reality of British rule in India.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Necessary Evil?

    For me the description of the tiger hunt, authentic but horrific, I almost didn't want to listen.


    What about Simon Bubb’s performance did you like?

    The narrator, although not from the Indian Sub continent, reproduces 'posh' Indian accents well.


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

    I think my emotional reaction would be to hope that Sam eventually can be happy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mcsmall
    Larbert, Stirlingshire
    7/8/17
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    "A Rising Man Set The Bar Too High"

    I loved a Rising Man , so eagerly bought this audiobook.His first novel was always going to be a hard act to follow, and so it proved to be .
    All the characters from a Rising Man are there, and once again, Simon Bubb does a superb job as narrtaor, but it lacks the impact of its predecessor

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    6/27/17
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    "Wonderfully exotic"

    Another enjoyable romp through India in the twilight years of the Raj . With of course the occasional murder. Abir Mukhergees writing really conjures up the splendid luxury of the lives of the Maharajas with their jewels and silks, their exotically dressed elephants and wonderful pageants. You can really feel the atmosphere and imagine yourself there!

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