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    • A House for Mr. Biswas

    • By: V.S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    A House for Mr. Biswas, by Nobel and Booker Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul, is a powerful novel about one man's struggle for identity and belonging. Born into poverty, then trapped in the shackles of charity and gratitude, Mr. Biswas longs for a house he can call his own. He loathes his wife and her wealthy family, upon whom he is dependent. Finding himself a mere accessory on their estate, his constant rebellion is motivated by the one thing that can symbolize his independence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming prose. Lovely book.

    • By Saman on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Satanic Verses

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,048
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 928
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 917

    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

    • A Passage to India

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 687
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 542

    Dr. Aziz is a young Muslim physician in the British Indian town of Chandrapore. One evening he comes across an English woman, Mrs. Moore, in the courtyard of a local mosque; she and her younger travelling companion Adela are disappointed by claustrophobic British colonial culture and wish to see something of the 'real' India. But when Aziz kindly offers to take them on a tour of the Marabar caves with his close friend Cyril Fielding, the trip results in a shocking accusation....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor sound quality

    • By Rochelle on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Story of India

    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a story not a history

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Kim

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299

    Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. It explores the life of Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan who spends his childhood as a vagrant in Lahore. When he befriends an aged Tibetan lama his life is transformed as he is requested to accompany him on a mysterious quest to find the legendary River of the Arrow and achieve Enlightenment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Stunning Experience

    • By Jeanie on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Jewel in the Crown

    • Raj Quartet
    • By: Paul Scott
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    In the India of 1942, two rapes take place simultaneously - that of an English girl in Mayapore, and that of India by the British. In each, physical violence, racial animosity, the coercion of the weak by the strong all play their part, but playing a part too are love, affection, loyalty, and recognition that the last division of all to be overcome is the colour of the skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Audio Book!

    • By Thomas on 11-07-11

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

    • By: Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 429

    Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and entertaining

    • By Carolyn on 12-13-10

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Mimic Men

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Former government minister Ralph Singh is the perpetual outsider: displaced, disillusioned, and now living in exile, Ralph reflects on his earlier life and the searing effects of colonialism. Ralph's constant estrangement sees him ever attempting to fit into various communities, only to find home in more transient spaces. Born on the tropical island of Isabella, he is one of West India's many "Mimic Men".

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Case of the Missing Servant

    • By: Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 444

    In hot and dusty Delhi, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests. But when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. How will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary, in a population of more than one billion? Who is taking pot shots at him and his prize chilli plants?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delhi Chatter

    • By Dubi on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Printer's Coffin

    • The Blake and Avery Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: M. J. Carter
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    London, 1841. Mr Jeremiah Blake and Captain William Avery, recently returned from India, are invited by Viscount Allington to examine the particulars of a grisly pair of murders. Two printers from the seditious gutter presses have been brutally dispatched in distinct but similar circumstances. Fearing the deaths will stoke the fires of Chartism sweeping the capital, Allington hopes Blake and Avery's determination to uncover the truth will solve these crimes and help restore civic order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Bill on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $22.82

    • The Guiding Light

    • A Selection of Quotations from My Favourite Books
    • By: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In The Guiding Light, Dr Kalam chooses the finest examples of writings from the numerous books, religious texts, philosophical tracts and poetry that he has read over the years. These words have impacted and shaped his thinking, helped him in times of need and made him the person he is. He has quoted from these works in his writings and lectures that have inspired millions of people he has met all over the world.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Last Man in Tower

    • By: Aravind Adiga
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    A riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of Mumbai. At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real-estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his legacy with a building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city’s most elite addresses. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Witty, Sad, Outrageous

    • By Cariola on 04-21-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Inspector Ghote embarks on one of his strangest cases when he is ordered to prevent a murder - the killing of a precious flamingo in the Bombay zoo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another fun ghote mystery

    • By Dora B carson on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $20.43

    • The Buddha and the Sahibs

    • The men who discovered India's lost religion
    • By: Charles Allen
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    For nearly 1,000 years, from the destruction of temples and monasteries by Muslim invaders in the 11th and 12th centuries, followed by Hinduism’s increasing power, Buddhism vanished from the country of its origin. Though hugely influential throughout Asia, the religion was forgotten in India.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great subject and story ruined by sub pa narration

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $33.66

    • We That Are Young

    • By: Preti Taneja
    • Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal, Sam Dastor
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Bapuji family, returns to his childhood home after a long absence - only to witness the unexpected resignation of the ageing Devraj Bapuji from the vast corporation he founded, Company India. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, absconds - refusing to submit to the marriage her father wants for her. Meanwhile, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are left to run the Company.... And so begins a brutal, deathly struggle for power, ranging over the Palaces and slums of New Delhi, the luxury resorts and spas of Amritsar and Srinagar. 

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Case of the Love Commandos

    • From the Files of Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator
    • By: Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    In this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story set within India's caste system, private investigator Vish Puri faces his most difficult challenge to date - a high-stakes mystery involving one of India's most controversial commodities: love. When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman's parents are dead set against the union. She's from a high-caste family, but her boyfriend is an untouchable from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsi's father locks her up and promises to hunt down and kill the "lover boydog."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Gem!

    • By Michael Moore on 10-23-13

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

    • Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator, Book 3
    • By: Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    When the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer playing in the multi-million-dollar Indian Premier League dies during a post-match dinner, it’s not a simple case of Delhi Belly. His butter chicken has been poisoned. To solve the case, Puri must penetrate the region’s organized crime, following a trail that leads deep into Pakistan - the country in which many members of the P.I.’s family were massacred during the 1947 partition of India. The last piece of the puzzle, however, turns up closer to home when Puri learns of the one person who can identify the killer. Unfortunately it is the one woman in the world with whom he has sworn never to work: his Mummy-ji.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful Delhi detective (see recipe too)

    • By Maine Colonial 🌲 on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Under a Monsoon Cloud

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    What had until recently been a police sergeant is now lying at Ghote’s feet bleeding its last. An accident it may have been, but Ghote saw exactly what happened, and it’s his duty to arrest the killer. Isn’t it? Or can the inspector better serve his beloved police force by disposing of the body - by concealing a crime? And if he does, will he manage to keep his terrible secret?

    Regular price: $19.70

    • 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 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    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

    • The Iron Horse

    • Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck
    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Derby Day at Epsom Downs and a multitude of people crowd to watch the races: dukes and dustmen, bishops and beggars, privileged ladies and prostitutes. The gamut of Victorian society, though, is also a hotbed for crime and crooks of all kinds. With the country a-flutter in the run-up to this national occasion, events reach fever pitch when a disembodied head is discovered on a passenger train at Crewe; the first in a murky course of events that takes in murder, fraud and race-fixing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Narrated

    • By Virginia Waldron on 08-30-10

    Regular price: $17.76

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