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RIVER OF SMOKE

by | Read by Sanjiv Jhaveri

Fiction • 23 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Narrator Sanjiv Jhaveri keeps up with the myriad historical details of the shipping industry in nineteenth-century India that are a part of this story. While he doesn't convincingly portray female characters, he capably manages the rest of the novel's massive cast. He also excels in his delivery of the rich description that permeates the author's style. At times, his cadence is reminiscent of a more staid volume—nonfiction perhaps. But Ghosh's rambling epic needs the determined and purposeful pace this narrator provides. However, some elements of the production come off as a mishmash, particularly as unimaginative storytelling combines with affected Indian accents and a flat American accent. The large gap between these elements may compromise this title for some listeners. M.R. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7381-0 $38.99 • Nineteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7383-4 $24.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4233-7385-8 $24.99

 

Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7382-7 $92.97 • Nineteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7384-1 $39.97 • Two MP3-CDs

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