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    • The Twentieth Wife

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450

    An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most controversial empresses, a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fiction that brings history to life

    • By Eric on 03-01-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Shadow Princess

    • The Taj Mahal Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to 17th-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom. Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Nancy Young on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Mountain of Light

    • A Novel
    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    As empires rose and fell and mighty kings jostled for power, its glittering radiance never dimmed. It is the "Mountain of Light" - the Kohinoor diamond - and its facets reflect a sweeping story of love, adventure, conquest, and betrayal. Its origins are the stuff of myth, but for centuries this spectacular gem changes hands from one ruler to another in India, Persia, and Afghanistan.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Mountain of Disappointment

    • By Dan on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Feast of Roses

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Despite the rivalry of the imperial harem, which has plotted against her from the beginning, Mehrunnisa soon becomes the most powerful woman in the Mughal Empire. She rules from behind the veil, securing her status by forming a junta of sorts with her father, brother, and stepson and by risking all, even her daughter, to get what she wants. But she never loses the love of the man who has bestowed this power upon her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gold Medal Finalist

    • By Pamela on 05-29-07

    Regular price: $27.97

    • History Through Fiction's Lens (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 1064
    • By: Ms. Indu Sundaresan, Ms. Thaisa Frank, Ms. Gabrielle Burton
    • Narrated by: Mr. Thomas Curwen
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93

    • The Splendor of Silence

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    In 1942, Sam Hawthorne, a young U.S. Army captain, arrives in a tiny, princely state in western India. He carries combat wounds and several secrets, one of which is the real reason behind his visit: to find his brother Mike, an idealistic American soldier who disappeared after joining the local struggle for independence from the British.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Nice Enough Romance ( and I HATE Romances)

    • By Ellenaeddy on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $27.97