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    • The God of Small Things

    • By: Arundhati Roy
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    Likened to the works of Faulkner and Dickens when it was first published 20 years ago, this extraordinarily accomplished debut novel is a brilliantly plotted story of forbidden love and piercing political drama, centered on the tragic decline of an Indian family in the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Brilliant

    • By Ron on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Secrets Between Us

    • A Novel
    • By: Thrity Umrigar
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Bhima, the unforgettable main character of Thrity Umrigar’s beloved national best seller, The Space Between Us, returns in this triumphant sequel - a poignant and compelling novel in which the former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India. Poor and illiterate, Bhima had faithfully worked for the Dubash family, an upper-middle-class Parsi household, for more than 20 years. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most amazing story and narration ever!

    • By A on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Twentieth Wife

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most controversial empresses, a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fiction that brings history to life

    • By Eric on 03-01-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Color of Our Sky

    • A Novel
    • By: Amita Trasi
    • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Nacqvi, Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    India, 1986: Mukta, a 10-year-old village girl from the lower-caste Yellama cult, has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother did before her. In an attempt to escape her fate, Mukta is sent to be a house girl for an upper-middle class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the daughter of the family, high-spirited eight-year-old Tara, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!

    • By Hayley Shepherd on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • When Dimple Met Rishi

    • By: Sandhya Menon
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Vikas Adam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 848
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 776

    Now that Dimple Shah has graduated, she's ready for a break from her family - especially from Mamma's inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband. Ugh. But Dimple knows that her mother must respect that she isn't interested in doing that right now - otherwise she wouldn't have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers, right?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Let's say it together...Awe!

    • By Dee on 07-03-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • When the Moon Is Low

    • By: Nadia Hashimi
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Neil Shah
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964

    Mahmood's passion for his wife, Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she's ever known. But their happy middle-class world - a life of education, work, and comfort - implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rises to power. Mahmood, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: She must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister's family in England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Written So Much As Sung!

    • By Gillian on 01-25-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • You Bring the Distant Near

    • By: Mitali Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity, to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair, to a granddaughter social activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cultural facination

    • By sophia on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rebel Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Michelle Moran
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384

    When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Riverderby on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Story Hour

    • By: Thrity Umrigar
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481

    An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage. Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn't need a shrink; she needs a friend.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A stellar performance almost carried the book...

    • By Daryl on 03-04-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Before We Visit the Goddess

    • By: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Priya Ayyar, Vikas Adam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 628

    The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover - but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wish someone had warned me!

    • By Brenda D Maguire on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Palace of Illusions

    • By: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    The novel traces the princess Panchaali's life, beginning with her birth in fire and following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom. Panchaali is swept into their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war involving all the important kings of India.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • timeless story

    • By Richard on 03-15-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Folded Earth

    • By: Anuradha Roy
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    For Maya, a young widow trying to escape her complicated past, teaching school in a secluded mountain village offers a promise of peace. Here she feels close to the calm heart of the land, where lush foothills meet clear skies. In the evenings she teaches a peasant girl, Charu, to write so she can correspond with her lover in secret. As Maya finds out, however, no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world, or her own past.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Story of Mankind

    • By: Hendrik Willem van Loon
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Story of Mankind revolutionized former methods of telling history. It received the first Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Nevertheless, critics and public alike hailed it as a book for all ages. Van Loon recounts history as living news, relating everything in the past to the present. He writes informally, making world history wonderfully alive and exciting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eurocentric, but interesting

    • By Sean & Katrina Hower on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Shadow Princess

    • The Taj Mahal Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to 17th-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom. Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Nancy Young on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Sleeping Dictionary

    • By: Sujata Massey
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    The term "sleeping dictionary" was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The Sleeping Dictionary is the story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It is a romance but...

    • By K Cornwinkle on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Feast of Roses

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Despite the rivalry of the imperial harem, which has plotted against her from the beginning, Mehrunnisa soon becomes the most powerful woman in the Mughal Empire. She rules from behind the veil, securing her status by forming a junta of sorts with her father, brother, and stepson and by risking all, even her daughter, to get what she wants. But she never loses the love of the man who has bestowed this power upon her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gold Medal Finalist

    • By Pamela on 05-29-07

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Arabel's Raven

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a taxi driver, brings home an injured bird he finds in the street. This wacky raven eats everything in sight, answers the telephone by squawking "Nevermore!" and causes chaos whever he goes - but Arabel loves her feathered friend, whom she names Mortimer!

    Children (and adults) will find great pleasure in these high-spirited engaging stories because the text is rich with wonderfully descriptive phrases as well as uniquely hilarious and witty situations.

    Regular price: $18.27

    • The Splendor of Silence

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    In 1942, Sam Hawthorne, a young U.S. Army captain, arrives in a tiny, princely state in western India. He carries combat wounds and several secrets, one of which is the real reason behind his visit: to find his brother Mike, an idealistic American soldier who disappeared after joining the local struggle for independence from the British.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Nice Enough Romance ( and I HATE Romances)

    • By Ellenaeddy on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea

    • A Novel
    • By: Dina Nayeri
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Growing up in a small fishing village in 1980s Iran, 11-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are fascinated by America. They keep lists of English vocabulary words and collect contraband copies of Life magazine and Beatles cassettes. So when Saba suddenly finds herself abandoned, alone with her father in Iran, she is certain that her mother and sister have moved to America without her. Bereft, she aches for their company, and for the Western life she believes she is being denied. All her life she had been taught that "fate is in the blood", which must mean that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great narration!

    • By MissSusie66 on 03-21-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Oleander Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Orphaned at birth, 17-year-old Korobi Roy is the scion of a distinguished Kolkata family and has enjoyed a privileged, sheltered childhood with her adoring grandparents. But she is troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found hidden in her mother's book of poetry. Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding performance

    • By M. Naythons on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $22.63

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