Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 978-1400106653 $34.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1400156658 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
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Library Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 978-1400136650 $69.99 Seven CDs
Debut author Aravind Adiga offers this revealing and truthful look at class struggle in modern-day India as seen through the eyes of chauffeur Balram Halwai. Halwai escapes a brutal existence in rural India only to end up murdering his rich employer in Delhi. The novel is told, in part, as a correspondence between Halwai and the premier of China, for whom the driver believes he holds valuable insights. Narrator John Lee reads with an accurate East Indian accent that will astound listeners searching for his normally stern British tone. Lee captures Halwai and his imperfect world perfectly, relating Adiga’s views with a raw honesty. Lee puts his own twist on the work but never disowns Adiga’s story--rather, he welcomes it with open arms. Lee is the quintessential narrator. L.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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