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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Love the story, hate the narrator

I have listened to the first two books in the series with a different narrator and was instantly drawn into India. The new narrator is much to British, and brings nothing to the story. While the characters, plot and overall story are wonderful the narration takes the life out of the story.

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Great story, change in narration

As with the first books in the series, the story is a bunch of fun and great time. However, the change in narrator completely changes the feel and vibe of the story. It isn't necessarily bad but slows down the story and takes a bit of the energy out of the listen.

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Fantastic

Wow! This one has some fantastical aspects as well as plain ole good sleuthing. The mystery has several plot twists that kept me guessing throughout the story. If you can suspend your disbelief on some of the almost unbelievable points I think that you will enjoy this mystery full of delightful characters an d situations. I especially loved Baby Ganesh's screen debut. The narrator was great.

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So much fun I listened to it twice!

As a fan of Bollywood I greatly enjoyed this book and the entire series

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Wonderful

Each book bin the series is even better than the last. The only flaw, the narrator’s accent is a little too British.

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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.