Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-14-314230-0 $39.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-3968-0 $100.00 Ten CDs
This exceptional book is read with such wisdom and ability that the narrative becomes an epic poem that fills the listener’s senses with the sounds, the smells, and the most minute details of India. High in the Himalayas lives the Judge with his granddaughter, his cook, and his dog, Mutt. The story of their lives and the lives of all around them, both past and present, creates a tapestry of delight and despair. Whether she is speaking as a Nepalese agitator, a refined, retired gentlewoman, a New York drunk, or an Indian girl who only speaks English, Meera Simhan’s precision of accent, emotion, and timing adds to the perfection that is this novel. The language is so lush and the plot so engrossing that the listener will be thinking about different moments in the novel for months after hearing it. B.H.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007 © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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