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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mohammed Hanif Narrator: Paul Bhattacharjee Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Mohammed Hanif 's writing is witty and wry - juicily provocative and laced with a plucky, disarmingly charming humorous comportment. A Case of Exploding Mangoes will have readers wondering what really caused a C130 aircraft carrying the Pakistani leader General Zia ul Huq to crash on August 17, 1988. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susi | 2/20/2014

    " If you like a bit of modern history with a twist this is a great book. I'll never look at a black moustache or a white Toyota corolla the same way again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 alana Semuels | 2/14/2014

    " The President of Pakistan died in a mysterious plane crash? Who knew? That's about all I took away from this book -- a lot of plot lines weren't fully fleshed out, although the tone of mockery was much appreciated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ola | 2/9/2014

    " Black comedy fiction is not my usual genre.However, i enjoyed this book very much and i highly recommend it. Hanif writes in a very witty and entertaining way, sometimes too descriptive, yet in general a joy to read. What his country passed through and is reflecting in his story, is a lot like many dictatorships around the world, so you will relate if you experienced and been living in s similar "big talk" "no action" regime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 2/7/2014

    " The review has me drooling. I *must* find this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 1/26/2014

    " This is a confronting satirical humour in the vein of "The White Tiger" but darker. Lots of laughs amongst the more grisly parts of the tale "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manish | 1/26/2014

    " Good.. Read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Kuo | 1/12/2014

    " a little difficult to follow at times but an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/9/2014

    " An exploration of the Indian-Pakistani conflicts and the conspiring interventions of the US. Historically based, with fictional characters. Content-wise it's not bad, although stylistically, it could be cleaner. I prefer Mohsin Hamid's style to Mohammed Hanif, but it's not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 1/9/2014

    " This is a good read and an imaginative look at historical events in Pakistan. Who killed General Zia? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 12/7/2013

    " It isn't often I read a book that picks up steam at the end instead of losing it. I'm glad I stuck with it. A clever fictional answer to the unsolved mystery of how and why Zia's plane went down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vaarun Dhingra | 10/17/2013

    " A brilliant book..keeps you hooked all throughout absolutely loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Kelly | 10/4/2013

    " Really good read. It had that slight humour to it that the siege of Krishnapur does. My first booker 2008 book and I think this will be one of my favourites (therefore probably won't be shortlisted). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tea Jovanović | 9/24/2013

    " Fantastic novel for those who like to read Vikas Swarup, or Mohsin Hamid, or Aravind Adiga... Novel that has that something... Interesting story, subtle humor... :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Zahid | 9/20/2013

    " Sarcastic..original and vivid.. Hanif rakes you on a journey of history narrated with a touch of magical realism.. By far one of the best books from Pakistan "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marvin | 12/9/2012

    " I bailed out of this about 1/3 of the way through; a novel about a Pakistani soldier connected to General Zia's assassination, it didn't seem to be going anywhere I wanted to go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 11/21/2012

    " Michael Chabon goes to Pakistan. The absurdity of modern military life--with a twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 9/17/2012

    " too politics based but worth once read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatima | 4/28/2012

    " One of the best novel expressing the militarism in satirical stance. Yet engaging,witty, well narrated and humorous altogether, more like a roller coaster ride. One of the MUST HAVES. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muhammad Waqas | 4/5/2012

    " Nice book to read. Unorthodox "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krish | 2/29/2012

    " Brilliant work. Funny, dark and strangely gripping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vidushi | 1/15/2012

    " Delightfully entertaining and confusing at the same time. The final bits seemed to get into the biggest longest most winding maze of things just happening. But a great read overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanthanu | 10/5/2011

    " With this amazing debut, Hanif seems to be a pretty good candidate to pick up Manto's mantle, even though he's not writing short stories, nor writing in Urdu. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 9/29/2011

    " great listen - we found excuses for long roadtrips to hear the tale...we loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pradipta Saha | 6/16/2011

    " nice...lovely use of the language, and Hanif manages to make Zia look like a tinpot banana republic dictator..Not great though, in my book, and I agree with the Booker judges that it deserves a place in the longlist but not beyond.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Netts | 5/14/2011

    " if this debut is any indication, i think i may have found a new favorite writer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ctb | 5/8/2011

    " Pleasant combo of factual political intrigue and fiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vaarun | 4/25/2011

    " A brilliant book..keeps you hooked all throughout absolutely loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 4/21/2011

    " Dark humor. Revealing look at the Pakistani government and military through the vehicle of a novel. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 4/15/2011

    " Wow! What a surprise this was. The story of the assassination of Zia ul Haq. Having lived in Pakistan during this time, this approach to the mystery felt very real....and possible. A very good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 4/11/2011

    " Enjoyed it. Especially the writing style - very creative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikram | 3/9/2011

    " I'm overwhelmed by the writing skills of the author and how artistically he criticizes gen zia-ul-haq "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thaths | 3/4/2011

    " This book reminded me of Catch 22 in its weaving together of humor and horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/2/2011

    " Very interesting novel with history entwined. Very well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Caro | 3/1/2011

    " I expected more from the original title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/2/2011

    " It surprised me, entertained me, and was intellectually thoughtful at the same time. Though the topic may not appeal to all on the surface, this is an intricately woven story that is more than what it's jacket cover describes it as. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shamsher | 1/19/2011

    " A Fantastic read. Muhammed Hanif mixes his acerbic humour with a fantastic insight into Pakistan and produces a great book. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/17/2011

    " This book is hilarious...laughing out loud!!!! "

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About the Author
Author Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif is a Pakistani writer and journalist. His first novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It won the Commonwealth Book Prize for Best First Book and the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. He has also written for the stage and screen, including a feature film, The Long Night.