Sea of Poppies : Ibis Trilogy

  • by Amitav Ghosh
  • Narrated by Kish Sharma
  • Series: Ibis Trilogy
  • 15 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, The Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.
In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations.
The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of China. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive - a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

More

Title Not For Sale In This Country

Audible does not currently have the rights to sell this title in your country.

Please consider another book.

Continue Browsing

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent story, gripping narration

Amitav Ghosh recreates the colonial world with its conflicting ethos and turbulent commerce in a clash of destinies which converge on a schooner. Narrated with excellent voice modulations at a tight pace.
Read full review

- Shyam

Wonderful listen 4 a fast ear

Would you consider the audio edition of Sea of Poppies to be better than the print version?

Haven't read the print


What did you like best about this story?

The flow and the life-like description of the characters


What about Kish Sharma’s performance did you like?

The characters' accents


Any additional comments?

Kish at times read too fast to follow.

Read full review

- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton