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Set during the time of the British Raj, this classic is one of the Modern Library's 100 best English-language books of the 20th century. It is partly based on the childhood experiences of the Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling, who himself grew up in Lahore.
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By Ellen W F on 11-14-17
very round about trip to this review
I really like the Laurie King series of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, and was listening to The Game in that series. I find myself sitting in the garage, or doing extra time on the treadmill, or ironing clothes that don't really need it all that much, just so I can keep listening. So, enough about that series! However, listening to The Game, I realized that I had not ever read a single thing written by Rudyard Kipling, but had apparently missed a lot due to that oversight. In researching the references to RK's book, Kim, I discovered it was in the top !00 must reads, and it was by way of a spy-adventure book. Okay, I will admit to shying away from "must reads" due to school experiences with "classics" that had to be schlogged through and endured. But... no loss, no foul, I have to use up a credit so what the heck? I got the book and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It was not what I expected but pleasant surprises are just that. The hardest part was having to choose between narrators. 2 of the choices had narrators that I have enjoyed very much in the past, but feeling that their voices belonged to other characters, and not having my glasses on so I misread McCallion for McCallum (big fan since UNCLE), I picked this version. What a pleasure! Thank you, even if by accident, for Audible leading me from one pleasurable listen to yet another!! What I love about this format. Really.
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