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The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

Narrated by: Madhav Sharma
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Mumbai is a city that thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.

But as Chopra is about to discover, even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.

Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy. Hired by Verma's formidable mother to find him, Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, embark on a journey deep into the world's most flamboyant movie industry.

As they uncover feuding stars, failed investments and death threats, it seems that many people have a motive for wanting Verma out of the picture.

And yet, as Chopra has long suspected, in Bollywood the truth is often stranger than fiction....

©2017 Vaseem Khan (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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  • SAINT LOUIS, MO, US
  • 07-28-17

Narration not too good

The previous books were fabulous,the narrator was wonderful. I couldn't put the boom down.
I was so looking forward to this book. I just can't get into this one due to narrator. He does not deliver. Chopra sounds like a stodgy old Englishman. It ruins the book.

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please go back to the narrator used in books 1 & 2

narrator is mismatched for the charcter. it's only bearable at 1.5 speed. good story. hopefully book 5 has a better narrator

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British Reader ruins authenticity of story

I t was such fun in the first two books of the series to hear genuine Indian (and British and American accents when appropriate). The inconsistent use of a garbled Indian accent by a Britisher in this third book took away much of the authenticity of the story, so that I could not listen very far into the book

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Loved this book and the great narrator

I love this series and I’m looking forward to the next one I don’t usually review, but this time I just had to say something.
The narrator is just the best!!!
I wish he could narrate all the books I listen to.
He makes the story come alive with his rich, kindly voice. I loved very minute of this story and narration.l

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Fell flat!

Started off promising with a good story but unraveled with too many implausible threads that did not work. A shorter novel with one plot would have been superior. The latest novel of the author is the best of the series.

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Another Excellent Story

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy this series and the third book is just as enchanting as the first two! There are two subplots interwoven and I learned a great deal about a cultural phenomenon I had no idea existed in the present time. Many twists and turns and I found myself staying in the car in the driveway just to get to the end of a chapter. I can’t wait until the next book!

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Another Grest Baby Ganesch

Love these books but did not like this reader. These are amongst my favorite new light mysteries