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With its "heart of darkness" tone and subject matter, this book is an intriguing mix of adventure tale, geopolitical treatise, and love story. The author writes beautifully, bringing the eerily dreamlike Sundarbans and their inhabitants fully to life. Some of the characters--and particularly the young female environmental scientist at the heart of the story--remain a bit underdeveloped. But the book's setting, tone, and language are so lush and the story so authentic that this is easily overlooked. "The Hungry Tide" is a highly satisfying audiobook that I hated to finish.
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I loved learning about the Sundarbans in the delta of the Ganges while being totally entertained by the story. Ghosh writes from a different cultural perspective that respects both the oral traditions and knowledge of Fokir, the fisherman as well as the educated principal and brave scientist from America. Their lives intertwine in sometimes funny, somtimes dramatic ways. Fabulous narrator!
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