I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book. It brought the sights, smells and poverty of India and it's cast system well into the mix of the story. Well read by the narrator, I can only recommend as I was captivated by the unusual story as it unwound.
Say something about yourself!
The excellent narrator was the only thing that got me to the end of this fairly mundane tale. Bought the book to try something a little different and can't say this story has rewarded this optimism.
I found the this book very entertaining and educating at the same time. Learnt a lot about the structure of Indian society and what the universal corruption dos to honest people. The language was very easy and the descriptions were very vivid.
Bindya'a narration is exceptional. Highly entertaining. She has done a great job. I finished the book in 3 days.
Smith of Arabia
This is an excellent book - exciting, witty and, you feel, authentic in terms of the India that is its background. It's also fairly gritty. It is a very moral book but not conventionally so - it challenges people's morality, I would say. It is also excellently read.
Listened to this book while travelling through India and was fascinated by the accurate descriptions of so much that I got to see, and glad that I didn't get to see all of what The White Tiger talks about
Maybe because rave recommendations meant it would never live up to expectations, or maybe just not the book for me but I was unable to get into this story despite several attempts to really sit down and persevere. I failed to find anything engaging about the story or the main character and have to admit this is one of the few books I have downloaded on Audible that I have just not been able to see through to the end.
Almost all the recommendations came from "older " people so not sure if I will grow into it and it may be a book for the older generations perhaps????
To be honest, the book sparked nothing in me at all- it wasn't that I was disappointed: I just could not get into the story regardless of trying several times but I have to say I have friends and family who still go on about how much they enjoyed it so to each his/her own but sorry, not for me.
A great book about modern India and social mobility which highlights the duplicity of government and society in the story of one man's mission to beat the system
This is probably the worst book I have had the misfortune of listening to. I am not put of by books containing bad language but if you took the profanity out of this book there is very little left. Coupled with a poor narrator I was glad to actually get to the end of this book. I was left wondering why it had actually been published.