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    • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    • A Novel
    • By: Balli Kaur Jaswal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

    Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her 20-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and insightful

    • By Ms P Kelly on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Tales

    • Eleventh Doctor Audio Originals
    • By: Oli Smith
    • Narrated by: Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith, Meera Syal
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    Join the Eleventh Doctor on journeys in time and space in the stories 'The Runaway Train' by Oli Smith, 'The Ring of Steel' by Stephen Cole, 'The Jade Pyramid' by Martin Day, 'The Hounds of Artemis' by James Goss, 'The Gemini Contagion' by Jason Arnopp, 'Eye of the Jungle' by Darren Jones, 'Blackout' by Oli Smith, 'The Art of Death' by James Goss, 'Darkstar Academy' by Mark Morris, 'Day of the Cockroach' by Steve Lyons and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Lost Season 10 1/2!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $34.10

    • International Women's Day

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: June Sarpong, Meera Syal, Lily Cole, and others
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In this International Women’s Day Audible Sessions Special, seven influential women discuss literature and gender equality and the importance of diversity in storytelling and reveal the women who inspire them. Featuring June Sarpong, Lily Cole, Meera Syal, Pearl Mackie, Prue Leith, Sam Baker and Eleanor Tomlinson. As part of this Audible Sessions Special, Audible made a donation to the Malala Fund, a charity championing the education of girls across the globe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Demelza fan

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • A Passage To India

    • By: E M Forster
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Adela Quested travels to India with her chaperone Mrs Moore, on the premise of deciding whether to marry Mrs Moore's son Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Finding her India very disappointingly English, Adela jumps at the chance the two women are given to travel to the distant Marabar caves with Aziz, a charismatic young Indian Doctor. When Adela is subjected to an attempted assault in one of the caves, Dr. Aziz is arrested and tried in court.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Length: 34 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This definitive performance of Our Mutual Friend - Dickens' final completed novel - features expert narration by Meera Syal and an exclusive introduction. Full of both satire and social analysis, Our Mutual Friend looks at what could happen in Victorian England when a fortune passes to a working-class couple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Galiema on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $42.63

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    • By: Balli Kaur Jaswal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When Nikki takes a creative writing job at her local temple, with visions of emancipating the women of the community she left behind as a self-important teenager, she's shocked to discover a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals. Yet to her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Discovery

    • By GB on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Meera Syal

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan-Bentley
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this exclusive interview, we talk to multiaward-winning writer, comedian, actor and producer Meera Syal. Having narrated the Audible exclusive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, Meera offers astute insight into this literary masterpiece, addressing the themes, characters and descriptions which make it such a gripping tale from to start to finish. 

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Doctor Who: The Way through the Woods

    • By: Una McCormack
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    England, today. Between the housing estate and the motorway lies an ancient wood. The motorway bends to avoid it. Last week, teenager Laura Brown went missing. Tonight, Vicky Caine will miss her bus and take a shortcut through the wood. And she will disappear too. England, 1917. Between the village and the main road lies an ancient wood. The old Roman road bends to avoid it. Tonight Emily Bostock and a man called Rory Williams will go to the woods.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A mystery that keeps you riveted till the end .

    • By Beau Henry Sheppard on 12-05-11

    Regular price: $16.53

    • Doctor Who: Borrowed Time

    • By: Naomi A. Alderman
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    "You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...." Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train’s late, the lift jams. If only he’d had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They’ll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest. Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never Wish For More Time!

    • By Kathleen on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Brick Lane

    • By: Monica Ali
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Nazneen is a teenager forced into an arranged marriage with an older man and misery seems to stretch ahead for her. Fearfully leaving the sultry oppression of her Bangladeshi village, Nazneen finds herself cloistered in a small flat in a high-rise block in the East End of London. Because she speaks no English, she is obliged to depend totally on her husband. But it becomes apparent that, of the two, she is the real survivor.…

    Regular price: $22.51

    • Anita and Me

    • By: Meera Syal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Nine-year-old Meena can't wait to grow up and break free from her parents. But as the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington, her struggle for independence is different from most. Meena wants fish fingers and chips, not chapati and dhal; she wants an English Christmas, not the usual interminable Punjabi festivities. But more than anything, she wants to roam the backyards of working-class Tollington with feisty Anita Rutter and her gang.

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Doctor Who: The Gemini Contagion

    • By: Jason Arnopp
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Meera Syal reads this exclusive audio story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.The ice-planet Vinsk, in the year 2112. The all-new anti-viral handwash, Gemini, has been laced with Meme-Spawn: a sentient micro-organism which makes the user fluent in every language in the universe. However, manufacturer Zalnex made one crucial mistake.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance but linear story

    • By Techpotato on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The House of Hidden Mothers

    • A Novel
    • By: Meera Syal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Shyama, a 48-year-old London divorcée, already has an unruly teenage daughter, but that doesn't stop her and her younger lover, Toby, from wanting a child together. Their relationship may look like a cliché, but despite the news from her doctor that she no longer has any viable eggs, Shyama's not ready to give up on their dream of having a baby. So they decide to find an Indian surrogate to carry their child, which is how they meet Mala, a young woman trapped in an oppressive marriage in a small Indian town.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • good book but highly triggering

    • By Rachel on 07-19-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The House of Hidden Mothers

    • By: Meera Syal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Little India, East London: Shyama, aged forty-four, has fallen for a younger man. They want a child together. Meanwhile, in a rural village in India, young Mala, trapped in an oppressive marriage, dreams of escape. When Shyama and Mala meet, they help each other realise their dreams. But will fate guarantee them both happiness? Brimming with warmth, wit and indignation, Meera Syal immerses us in a devastating story of friendship, family and the lengths a woman will go to have a child.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Anita and Me

    • By: Meera Syal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    • Story
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    Nine-year-old Meena can't wait to grow up and break free from her parents. But, as the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington, her struggle for independence is different from most. Meena wants fish fingers and chips, not chapati and dhal; she wants an English Christmas, not the usual interminable Punjabi festivities. But more than anything, she wants to roam the backyards of working-class Tollington with feisty Anita Rutter and her gang.

    Regular price: $7.22