A Suitable Boy (Dramatised)

  • by Vikram Seth
  • Narrated by Full Cast
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the 20th century. The story unfolds through four middle class families: the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans, and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married - but not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with. There are standards to be met, and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members are to play a part.


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Customer Reviews

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A wonderful drama

I read this book as a teenager after it was nominated for the Booker prize. This book is one of my all time favourites but is enormous and took me a few months to finish. This adaptation greatly shortens the original but really captures the story of Lata and her journey to finding a husband. The actors and actresses were all excellent and I thoroughly recommend this audiodrama.
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- Devi

would prefer unabridged naration

It is my own fault because I didn't know what dramatized meant, but it turns out I don't like that format. I would MUCH prefer the actual book being READ. I don't like the background sound effects. I will probably come back to this one at some point, after I have run out of other things to listen to, but I personally MUCH prefer actual reading of the unabridged book. I wish I had not purchased this now, as I will ultimately need to buy it again as a BOOK. but again, my own fault.
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- Tamshine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2007
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited