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    • Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    • Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    • By: Katherine Boo
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,757
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,529

    Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Antidote for Shantaram

    • By Dr. on 06-14-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    • Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    • By: Katherine Boo
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional translation of astounding research

    • By Janice on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The New Yorker Festival - Advocacy Journalism

    • By: Christiane Amanpour, Jon Lee Anderson, Katherine Boo, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Lemann
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Reporting on what you care about. Nicholas Lemann, moderator. With Christiane Amanpour, Jon Lee Anderson, Katherine Boo, and Rich Lowry.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 28, 2005)

    • By: Samantha Power, Jeffrey Toobin, Katherine Boo, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    "Missions" by Samantha Power; "Still Standing" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Shelter and the Storm" by Katherine Boo; "College Essay" by Christopher Buckley; "Land of the Diesel Bear" by John McPhee; "The Spinoff Zone" by Nancy Franklin; and "Boy Wonders" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95