Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2009
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6452-6 $79.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-60283-682-2 $21.95
Indian P.I. Vish Puri regrets that he must spend so much time investigating prospective marriage partners in order to earn a living. Life becomes exciting, however, when he agrees to assist a lawyer who has been falsely accused of murder, and he winds up dodging bullets himself. While Sam Dastor’s delivery sounds businesslike at times, he does a decent job with the accents. The falsetto that he adopts for female voices can be a bit strained, but one can't but help but chuckle at the appearance of Puri's Mummy-ji. Most importantly, Dastor portrays Puri as the likable detective he is: a man of conviction who is attached to his family and who is dismayed by the "progress" occurring in his beloved India. A.E.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2009]
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