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    • The God of Small Things

    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    Likened to the works of Faulkner and Dickens when it was first published 20 years ago, this extraordinarily accomplished debut novel is a brilliantly plotted story of forbidden love and piercing political drama, centered on the tragic decline of an Indian family in the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish

    • By marilee donovan on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    • A Novel
    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 346

    The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. It takes us deep into the lives of its gloriously rendered characters, each of them in search of a place of safety - in search of meaning and of love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Author narration does not work for me

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The God of Small Things

    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Aysha Kala
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, Southern India, The God of Small Things tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother's factory, they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family - their lonely, lovely mother; their beloved uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist and bottom pincher); and their avowed enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grand-aunt).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and pointless

    • By Clemo on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people who attended her funeral. And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who've known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully written , a simple yet storming story

    • By Abhigyan on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Capitalism

    • A Ghost Story
    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Vaishali Sharma
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country's 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Courageous Reporting

    • By Doug - Audible on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Things That Can and Cannot Be Said

    • Essays and Conversations
    • By: Arundhati Roy, John Cusack
    • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy, John Cusack
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In late 2014, Arundhati Roy, John Cusack, and Daniel Ellsberg traveled to Moscow to meet with Edward Snowden. The result is a series of essays and dialogues in which Roy and Cusack reflect on their conversations with Snowden. In these provocative and penetrating discussions, Roy and Cusack discuss the nature of the state, empire, and surveillance in an era of perpetual war, the meaning of flags and patriotism, the role of foundations and NGOs in limiting dissent, and the ways in which capital but not people can freely cross borders.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Ministeriet for den ypperste lykke

    • By: Arundhati Roy, Harvey Macaulay, Louise Ardenfelt Ravnild
    • Narrated by: Maria Garde
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tyve år efter De små tings gud, hendes brag af en debutroman, er Arundhati Roy tilbage med en kraftpræstation af en roman. En storslået, gribende og uendelig smuk roman, der favner hele Indiens nyere historie og endnu en gang bekræfter Arundhati Roys mageløse evner som historiefortæller.

    På en kirkegård midt i Delhi ruller en kvinde et tyndslidt persisk tæppe ud mellem to gravsten. På et asfalteret fortov dukker et nyfødt spædbarn pludselig op ud af det blå. I en tilsneet dal skriver en sørgende far et brev til sin femårige datter og fortæller om alle de mennesker, der deltog i hendes begravelse. I en lejlighed i en boligblok sidder en kvinde alene og ryger og læser i sine gamle notesbøger. Og i et nedslidt pensionat sover to mennesker, som har elsket hinanden hele livet, tæt omslynget, som havde de lige mødt hinanden.

    "Ministeriet for den højeste lykke" er en roman om kærlighed. Kærlighed, der hvor man mindst forventer den, under de mest usandsynlige omstændigheder. Den kærlighed, man vil gøre alt for. Den kærlighed, man går under af.

    Regular price: $29.58

    • The God of Small Things

    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, Southern India, The God of Small Things tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother’s factory, they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family: their lonely, lovely mother; their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, and bottom-pincher); and their avowed enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grand-aunt).

    Regular price: $9.02

    • Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks

    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Auf einem Friedhof in der Altstadt von Delhi wird ein handgeknüpfter Teppich ausgerollt. Auf einem Bürgersteig taucht plötzlich ein Baby auf. In einem verschneiten Tal schreibt ein Vater einen Brief an seine fünfjährige Tochter über die vielen Menschen, die zu ihrer Beerdigung kamen. Im Jannat Guest House umarmen sich im Schlaf zwei Menschen, als ob sie sich eben erst getroffen hätten - aber sie kennen sich schon ein Leben lang.

    Regular price: $21.44