Ibis Trilogy
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  • 1
    Sea of Poppies | Amitav Ghosh

    Sea of Poppies

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (332)
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    At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its purpose to fight China's vicious 19th-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

    ignorance may be bliss

    I completely understand the concerns of previous reviewers with the terrible pronunciation of Hindi words and the poor East Asian accents in this audi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2009 by Evelyn M Kloepper ()
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    Sea of Poppies | Amitav Ghosh

    Sea of Poppies

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Kish Sharma
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    In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations.

    Excellent story, gripping narration

    Amitav Ghosh recreates the colonial world with its conflicting ethos and turbulent commerce in a clash of destinies which converge on a schooner. Narr..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 06 2017 by Shyam ()
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    River of Smoke | Amitav Ghosh

    River of Smoke

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are Neel, the pampered raja who has been convicted of embezzlement; Paulette, the French orphan masquerading as a deck-hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her lover, Kalua. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton.

    Funky town

    One of the obvious downsides is that there is no glossary ( apparently the print edition has one). So, even though I knew it must be something else (F..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2011 by K Cornwinkle (Plumville, CA USA)
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    River of Smoke | Amitav Ghosh

    River of Smoke

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Lyndam Gregory
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    In September 1838 a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. When the seas settle, five men have disappeared - two lascars, two convicts and one of the passengers. Did the same storm upend the fortunes of those aboard the Anahita, an opium carrier heading towards Canton?

    excellent narrator/ wonderful novel/

    now we must await the final volume in this wonderful panorama of a novel by Amitav Ghosh/

    can be read without having read the "sea of..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2011 by Alan (Petaluma, CA, United States)
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    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3 | Amitav Ghosh

    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Raj Ghatak
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    The final book in the best-selling Ibis trilogy from the author of Booker-shortlisted Sea of Poppies. It is 1839, and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastward from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War.

    Perfect finale to the trilogy!

    First, I just love Amitav Ghosh' storytelling. The first two books in the series sort of slowly built the characters, and it is no easy job combining ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2017 by Siva ()
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    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3 | Amitav Ghosh

    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Raj Ghatak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (136)

    It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong.

    Good novel, would be better read by a different performer

    This is a beautiful novel. Sea of Poppies still remains my favourite out of this trilogy but this was wonderfully writing too with a lot of historical..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2015 by Preethy ()