Ibis Trilogy
Books in series3
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  • 1
    Sea of Poppies | Amitav Ghosh

    Sea of Poppies

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Kish Sharma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (54)

    In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations.

    wonderful!

    I'm really enjoying this book. In the beginning I wasn't sure about Kish Sharma's narration, but as I kept listening, I started to appreciate him more..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 August 2015 by alli ()
  • 2
    River of Smoke | Amitav Ghosh

    River of Smoke

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Lyndam Gregory
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    In September 1838 a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. When the seas settle, five men have disappeared - two lascars, two convicts and one of the passengers. Did the same storm upend the fortunes of those aboard the Anahita, an opium carrier heading towards Canton?

    River of Smoke.

    A far too drawn out, confusing and rambling book, Too many characters who come and go without much significance. Too much detail and the reading style..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 April 2012 by Jeremy (Abbots Leigh, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3 | Amitav Ghosh

    Flood of Fire: Ibis Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Raj Ghatak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    The final book in the best-selling Ibis trilogy from the author of Booker-shortlisted Sea of Poppies. It is 1839, and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastward from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War.

    Perfect finale of magnificent book

    I enjoyed immensely the trilogy. The story lines come together in a wonderful finale. The reader was the best I've heard. The characters came alive in..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 June 2015 by Irene (London, United Kingdom)