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The Goddess and the Thief Audiobook

The Goddess and the Thief

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Uprooted from her home in India, Alice is raised by her aunt, a spiritualist medium in Windsor. When the mysterious Mr Tilsbury enters their lives, Alice is drawn into a plot to steal the priceless Koh-i-Noor diamond, claimed by the British Empire at the end of the Anglo-Sikh wars.

Said to be both blessed and cursed, the sacred Indian stone exerts its power over all who encounter it: a handsome deposed maharajah determined to claim his rightful throne, a man hell-bent on discovering the secrets of eternity, and a widowed queen who hopes the jewel can draw her husband's spirit back.

In the midst of all this madness, Alice must discover a way to regain control of her life and fate...

©2013 Essie Fox (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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    Camilla Morgan 08/07/2015
    Camilla Morgan 08/07/2015 Member Since 2014

    Since reading Rothfuss, listening to lesser books feels like a series of unsuccessful blind dates after my one true love who got away.

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The character of Alice Willoughby was weak and poorly defined. She made decisions that made no sense to me, namely she's at once repulsed but then sexually aroused by certain other characters. She's so upset by her own circumstances, yet seems to do absolutely nothing about them even after she finds evidence of clear wrong-doing. She's just a passive by-stander throughout the whole book, which is quite boring. Stuff happens to her, but she creates barely any action at all. The story of the Koh i noor diamond is interesting, but the reasons for it's theft aren't very well explained and then that whole plot line just trails off into nothing, demolished by an easy plot device towards the end that sorts everything out rather neatly, though of course Alice has no direct hand in these actions either.I felt that Alice's connections with India and Indian culture was well described. I felt transported at times. I wish more had happened in India really.


    What will your next listen be?

    No idea. Something with a decent plot.


    Have you listened to any of Rosie Jones’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is my first and I thought the performace was great. Easy to listen to and good emotive expression.


    Could you see The Goddess and the Thief being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No.


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