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There is a problem with the sound quality on this version of the book. It begins in chapter 2 & is very intrusive. I'd advise bypassing this version until Audible can get a quality recording.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
There's a reason why books are classics. To quote Wikipedia, "A Passage to India" "was selected as [25th] of the 100 great works of English literature by the Modern Library and ...Time magazine included the novel in its...100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005." It's a novel inextricably bound up in the time and place of colonial India, yet absolutely timeless in its compassionate insights into the human character. The meaning of the title may be understood on many different levels. The skillful narration enriches the listening experience. I would give this book 10 stars if I could--it stands in a category by itself. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
26 of 28 people found this review helpful
A marvellous reading of a favourite book. The narrator brings the many different characters - Indian, English and Anglo-Indian; Hindu, Muslim, Christian and atheist- vividly to life. I had forgotten how very interesting,moving and funny this book is.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
I read this immediately after Room with a View and could see how Forster developed between the two. Both are brilliant but this is mesmerising. The performance by San Dastor is the best I have heard in an audio book and I've listened to very many.
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All about stereotype of funny Indian accent. In this book Indians have high pitched voices and English have deep voices. Just imagine a Hindi audio book in which European characters are assigned a very funny way of speaking Hindi, which is what happens when they try it. But such a funny Hindi accent of European would be unjustified because it would just make them sound funny, and would not bring out the complex shades of their characters . For all characters there should be a neutral world accent. In this work Indians have been made to sound funny, and that comes in the way of understanding the complexity of the novel.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful