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    • A Fine Balance

    • By: Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738

    In the India of the mid-1970s, Indira Gandhi's government has just come to power. It institutionalizes corruption and arbitrary force, most oppressive to the poorest and weakest people under its sway. Against this backdrop, in an unnamed city by the sea, four people struggle to survive. Dina, Maneck, and two tailors, the Untouchables Om and Ishvar, who are sewing in Dina's service, undergo a series of reversals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Praise for the Narrator as much as the Writer

    • By Karen P. Smith on 05-10-09

    Regular price: $55.93

    • Family Matters

    • By: Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    From the author of the highly acclaimed A Fine Balance, comes a brilliantly evocative novel that confirms Mistry's reputation as one of the finest writers of our time. "As close to perfect as a novel can get," raves Booklist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More greatness from Rohinton Mistry

    • By JOHN on 02-10-06

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Fine Balance

    • By: Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated by: Madhur Jaffrey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    One of the most talked-about books of the year, A Fine Balance captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India in 1975. It is an Oprah Book Club selection, and has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in fiction, the Giller Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Mistry "needs no infusion of magic realism to vivify the real. The real world, through his eyes, is magical," says The New York Times.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fine Balance

    • By JWeiler on 01-07-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Das Gleichgewicht der Welt

    • By: Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated by: Richard Barenberg
    • Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Man schreibt das Jahr 1975. Der Ort: Bombay. Hier treffen vier Menschen aufeinander, deren Schicksale im Mittelpunkt des Romans stehen. Dina Dalal, eine Frau Anfang Vierzig und seit fast zwanzig Jahren verwitwet; Maneck Kohlah, ein junger Student aus dem Gebiet des Himalajas; Ishvar Darji, ein unglaublicher Optimist, und sein widerspenstiger junger Neffe Omprakash - zwei Schneider, die vor den unerträglichen Verhältnissen auf dem Land in die Stadt geflohen sind.

    Regular price: $32.51