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    • Sea of Poppies

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 599
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 386

    At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its purpose to fight China's vicious 19th-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ignorance may be bliss

    • By Evelyn M Kloepper on 07-27-09

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Flood of Fire

    • Ibis Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Raj Ghatak
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good novel, would be better read by a different performer

    • By Preethy on 11-11-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Glass Palace

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 397

    Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Family Saga Set in Burma and Malaysia

    • By Janis on 11-01-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • In an Antique Land

    • History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Once upon a time an Indian writer name Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some 700 years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with 20th-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed Worlds

    • By Roger on 10-26-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • River of Smoke

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Lyndam Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In September 1838 a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. When the seas settle, five men have disappeared - two lascars, two convicts and one of the passengers. Did the same storm upend the fortunes of those aboard the Anahita, an opium carrier heading towards Canton?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent narrator/ wonderful novel/

    • By Alan on 09-29-11

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Calcutta Chromosome

    • A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery
    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    From Victorian India to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes listeners on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life. When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe, into the strange life of L. Murugan....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What fun!

    • By Laura on 08-27-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Hungry Tide

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Internationally best-selling author Amitav Ghosh, winner of the Pushcart Prize and numerous other prestigious accolades, pens a sweeping novel full of romantic adventure. Favorably compared to the masterworks of Joseph Conrad and V.S. Naipaul, The Hungry Tide is an atmospheric tale set in a world of wondrous sights...and terrible danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best Audio Books I've Read

    • By Elizabeth on 09-24-05

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Shadow Lines

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Raj Varma
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Ghosh’s radiant second novel follows two families - one English, one Bengali - as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian-born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narrator. Master story teller.

    • By K. Parks on 04-22-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • River of Smoke

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are Neel, the pampered raja who has been convicted of embezzlement; Paulette, the French orphan masquerading as a deck-hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her lover, Kalua. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funky town

    • By K Cornwinkle on 11-30-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Sea of Poppies

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Kish Sharma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overly melodramatic

    • By Susan Myers on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Circle of Reason

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Amitav Ghosh’s extraordinary first novel makes a claim on literary turf held by Gabriel García Márquez and Salman Rushdie. In a vivid and magical story, The Circle of Reason traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali village who is falsely accused of terrorism. Alu flees his home, traveling through Bombay to the Persian Gulf to North Africa with a bird-watching policeman in pursuit.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ghosh, I was disappointed

    • By Gwen on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Sea of Poppies

    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Lyndam Gregory
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    On an old slaving-ship named the Ibis, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners. The motley crew of sailors, coolies and convicts includes a bankrupt Raja, a Chinese Opium addict, a lissom French runaway and a mulatto freedman from Baltimore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged or Full length?

    • By Rupam on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Flood of Fire

    • Ibis Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated by: Raj Ghatak
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The final book in the best-selling Ibis trilogy from the author of Booker-shortlisted Sea of Poppies. It is 1839, and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastward from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect finale to the trilogy!

    • By Siva on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $21.31