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"A fizzy romp seems to be the main thing he has in mind. Oddly enough, that ambition turns this formulaic-sounding book into a refreshing oddity. It bears no resemblance to any of the cookie-cutter genre books of this season." ( The New York Times)
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By Janet on 02-17-10
Fresh and engaging, but ya gotta be in the mood
This is a very unique approach to the "who done it," with quirky, Indian cultural sensibility and a great deal of commentary on Indian life between the lines, if you are listening. Excellent dialects with subtle variation for all but the Americans, with the worst Texas accent in the history of the spoken word. It started a bit slow for me, until I got into the rhythm of the story development, but I ultimately enjoyed the book a great deal. The length proved not to be too much, as I had originally thought. It was necessary to fully develop all the subplots.
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By Jami E. Nettles on 12-31-09
Interesting book but horrible narration
Funny and engaging story, but I have never, ever, heard a worse southern accent. It is so bad that it makes the otherwise good book painful. Think Ted Kennedy and Forrest Gump, with British emphasis thrown in. I cannot believe that this made it through even a cursory edit - these are not small subtle errors but entire nerve-grating sections with bizarre distortions. If you are sensitive to poor narration, think very carefully about listening to this.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful