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    • Midnight's Children

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Lyndam Gregory
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 900

    Salman Rushdie holds the literary world in awe with a jaw-dropping catalog of critically acclaimed novels that have made him one of the world's most celebrated authors. Winner of the prestigious Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children tells the story of Saleem Sinai, born on the stroke of India's independence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding book, superb narration

    • By MarcS on 06-09-09

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Satanic Verses

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 911
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 901

    Inextricably linked with the fatwa called against its author in the wake of the novel’s publication, The Satanic Verses is, beyond that, a rich showcase for Salman Rushdie’s comic sensibilities, cultural observations, and unparalleled mastery of language. The book begins with two Indians plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their airliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Use an audiobook to really enjoy Satanic Verses

    • By David Edelberg on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Golden House

    • A Novel
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    Our guide to the Goldens' world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing.

    • By Garrett on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie's classic fantasy novel. Set in an exotic eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and great story teller

    • By marce on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Midnight's Children

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Nikesh Patel, Meera Syal, Anneika Rose, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Saleem Sinai is born on the stroke of midnight on 14th-15th August 1947, at the exact moment that India and Pakistan become separate, independent nations. From that moment on, his fate is mysteriously handcuffed to the history of his country. But Saleem's story starts almost 30 years earlier, when his grandfather, Dr Aadam Aziz, falls in love with a woman concealed behind a perforated sheet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really nice story and great interpretation

    • By Eduardo Guisa on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Shame

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses, Shame is Salman Rushdie's phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is "not quite Pakistan". In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men - one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure - Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Moor's Last Sigh

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The performance is enchanting.

    • By Kelly on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Shalimar the Clown

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    When Maximilian Ophuls is murdered outside his daughter's home by his Kashmiri Muslim driver, it appears to be a political killing. Ophuls is the former U.S. ambassador to India and America's leading figure in counter-terrorism. But there is much more to Ophuls and his assassin, a mysterious man calling himself "Shalimar the Clown", than meets the eye. One woman is at the center of their shared history, a history of betrayal and deception.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex, Exotic, Suspenseful

    • By JOHN on 06-06-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

    • A Novel
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 423

    From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 1001 whimsical, capricious, and wanton jinn

    • By Darwin8u on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Joseph Anton

    • A Memoir
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor, Salman Rushdie
    • Length: 26 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    On February 14, 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran". So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of a police protection team.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, Timely

    • By Lynn on 10-21-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Luka and the Fire of Life

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Lyndam Gregory
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Honored with almost every conceivable award for literary merit, Salman Rushdie penned this richly imagined fable for his son—and for book lovers the world over. From Rashid’s fertile intellect spring bedazzling tales his son Luka devours with a child’s earnestness. But when Rashid succumbs to an unending sleep, Luka must enter a magical world ruled by video-game logic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An artful fantasy/mythology/video game mashup

    • By David on 05-10-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Jaguar Smile

    • A Nicaraguan Journey
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    "I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice." So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of "a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very pleased with this book

    • By Paola V. Hidalgo on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Golden House

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adams
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    When powerful real estate tycoon Nero Golden moves to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking Roman names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Invoking literature, pop culture, and the cinema, Salman Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat. In a new world order of alternative truths, Rushdie has written the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite the book as advertised

    • By Sabi on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $30.62

    • The Enchantress of Florence

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124

    In the imperial capital of the Mughal Empire, a traveler arrives at the court of Emperor Akbar. The traveler, Mogor dell'Amore, has a tale to tell, and as the words flow out of him, the tale's rich tapestry of power and desire begins to take on a life of its own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich and haunting

    • By Stephanie on 08-05-09

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Ground Beneath Her Feet

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Salman Rushdie is widely considered one of a handful of truly great living writers. The internationally acclaimed, Booker Prize-winning author's storytelling shines in this epic love story, a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, Salmon, We get that you're a genious already

    • By Julie on 04-23-09

    Regular price: $14.67

    • Salman Rushdie at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Mr. Rushdie, the author of Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, reads from his newest novel, Shalimar the Clown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • In the midst of genius

    • By Ian C Robertson on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Robert G Slade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    From one of the greatest writers of our time: a spellbinding, entertaining, wildly imaginative novel, which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth. A masterful, mesmerising modern tale about worlds dangerously colliding, the monsters that are unleashed when reason recedes, and a beautiful testament to the power of love and humanity in chaotic times.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Fury

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Salman Rushdie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    The world renowned author of The Satanic Verses and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie is a Whitbread Award winner and recipient of the Booker Prize. His first truly American novel, Fury is a metaphorically rich black comedy that reflects the pressure-cooker of modern life. Malik Solanka, irascible doll-maker and retired historian of ideas, suffers the pain of wanting without knowing exactly what it is he wants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • surprisingly good

    • By David on 11-21-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Ground Beneath Her Feet

    • A Novel
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie's boldest imaginative act, a vision of our shaken, mutating times, and a brilliant remaking of the Orpheus myth. Rushdie is also the author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Missing Mass

    • By Dan on 10-05-03

    Regular price: $25.20

    • East, West

    • Stories
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Steven Crossley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A rickshaw driver dreams of being a Bombay movie star; Indian diplomats, who as childhood friends hatched Star Trek fantasies, must boldly go into a hidden universe of conspiracy and violence; and Hamlet's jester is caught up in murderous intrigues. In Rushdie's hybrid world, an Indian guru can be a redheaded Welshman, while Christopher Columbus is an immigrant, dreaming of Western glory. Rushdie allows himself, like his characters, to be pulled now in one direction, then in another.

    Regular price: $17.49

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