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Before the Rains
- By: Dinah Jefferies
- Narrated by: Naomi Frederick
- Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Rajputana, India, 1930. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British government sends her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace, she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding younger brother. Brought together by their desire to improve conditions for local people, Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise.
- By L M McDermott on 26-11-19
reflects interesting indian cultral traditions
What did you like most about Before the Rains?
The cultral easten tradition that your elders know "Whats best for you" and how that often goes against what you feel in your heart , which is right ? your hearts voice or your elders voice.
What other book might you compare Before the Rains to, and why?
of marriagable age
Which scene did you most enjoy?
All the scences where the tradtions of india came into play, both good and bad !!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The moments where women had no rights,had no voice.
- By: Rosie Thomas
- Narrated by: Eva Haddon
- Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
Constance, a musician, composer, and arranger of other people's music, has made a new life for herself in Bali. On hearing the news of her sister's serious illness, the last thing she wants is to leave her relaxed lifestyle and return to London.
- By sally smith on 03-10-18
blaming others for how we feel.....
Would you consider the audio edition of Constance to be better than the print version?
I love the tones the expression of a brillant readers voice. It allows me to fully relax a feel the story,flow into it with my imagination. If i had read it for myself ,i would have had to engage my brain ,rather deeply enjoying the audio book on a sensory level
Who was your favorite character and why?
constance,the outsider,the black sheep.I always love when a character reflacts on their life and makes peace with themselves and life.
What about Eva Haddon’s performance did you like?
Eva has a gentle expressive voice,which was easy to listen to
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
- By: Sogyal Rinpoche
- Narrated by: John Cleese, Susan Skipper, Peri Eagleton, and others
- Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Sogyal Rinpoche presents a radically new vision of living and dying. He shows how to go beyond our fear and denial of death to discover what it is in us that survives death and is changeless. Rinpoche explains simple yet powerful practices that listeners can use to transform their, prepare for death, and help the dying.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
- By jeremyshaw991 on 06-04-11
some people wished they had lived,only when dead
What did you like most about The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying?
This book is for all,with an open mind looking for pathways to a meaningful existance
What other book might you compare The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying to, and why?
personal development,with an understanding of your soul
Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?
you are the focus ,you can choose to be happy or miserable
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
deep reflection ,i am responsible for my life ,my emotions,my reactions to others.
i created all the wonderful things in my life,i also created the mess,i need to clean up my own mess. healing the wounded part of me that creates it.
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