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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25,590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. M. Forster Narrator: Sam Dastor Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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What really happened in the Marabar caves? Adela Quested arrives in Chandrapore, India, prepared to marry a British magistrate who exemplifies the narrow-minded, anti-Indian projudices of the imperial bureaucracy. But she soon meets the charming and mercurial Dr. Aziz, who offers to show her the real India. An expedition to the famed Marabar caves ends in explosive accusations and a schism that foreshadows the eventual end of British rule in India. Sam Dastor brilliantly evokes the Indian scenes and accents that make this story so intriguing. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/29/2014

    " For the longest time I was worried about whether I had a favorite book. After reading this one, that worry left me :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 1/28/2014

    " read it over break. liked it overall, but not sure what to think about the portrayal of Indians. I did like how Forster had the guts to question the justifiability of the Empire. hmm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 1/26/2014

    " Excellent and the movie breathtaking "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/24/2014

    " Profoundly dissatisfying, as it was intended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillyshah | 1/19/2014

    " Though mosyly historical in nature the characters aare well developed and the writing superb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 1/14/2014

    " Interesting, compelling. Why do we have so much prejudiced, was what I continually asked myself while reading this. Interesting characters and great visualizations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 1/2/2014

    " Must read for anyone thinking to expatriate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric Venditti | 12/26/2013

    " For some reason I am having a hard time getting into this book and I am about halfway. It is well written but somewhat too slow for my test. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/30/2013

    " This was a rereading, possibly for the third time. But the first reading was a long time ago, and I decided it was time to read it again. I really like reading about the British in India, and this book is excellent in depicting the years just before the end of the Raj (it's set in the 1920s). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tam | 10/27/2013

    " This is by far his very best novel, he really hits his stride in this book. It's his perfect novel. The other ones read like he was trying really hard to write something. A passage to India gently rocks you along the path of traveling with your heart to a place not on any map. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 10/1/2013

    " This was okay. I thought I would like it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Prost | 4/18/2013

    " Everyone should read and reread this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Butler | 12/8/2012

    " This is my favorite Forster book. My understanding of God and religion was fundamentally changed after reading this. I think I might need to read it again... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rawyah Sami | 6/25/2012

    " Events move slowly in this book. Maybe that is why I did not like it much. But as most literature, you end up learning something about real life. What I have learned most from reading this book is the way the "herd mentality" works and the harm and good it can bring to people and society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/16/2012

    " Really gives you a sense of the time period, liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 3/20/2012

    " My skills at symbolism are rusty, so I'm sure I missed some of the points. However, it was an eye-opener to a part of history I know little about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 2/11/2012

    " It took awhile to get into, but this was a really masterfully written book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Gaydos | 1/26/2012

    " The writing style made it a slow read for me...so much history and social issues to consider. A bit overwhelming. I enjoyed it, but not sure I got it all the first time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/20/2012

    " Good book, pretty complicated. Shame Forster didn't write any more novels after this - his writing is beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Demmah | 12/12/2011

    " Loved the feeling that it gives you while reading ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/18/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book for the first time, but I am unable to identify what I actually enjoyed about the book. It highlighted the vast cultural gap between the east and the west and that cultural awareness shall possibly forever remain a work in progress. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maren | 9/30/2011

    " Evidently I read this, but I have only a vague memory of it.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 5/20/2011

    " I don't think I'm smart enough for this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/14/2011

    " ... What can I say, I enjoyed it. Not as much as Maurice (it is a completely different type of novel), but I liked it none the less. Somehow, Forster managed to capture the ...vastness and unknown that is often associated with India/the Orient ... "

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

    " Time Magazine said "What he demonstrates here, in a story of the greatest and saddest subtleties — and comic subtleties, too — is how nearly impossible that is to do." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 5/6/2011

    " An insightful depiction of Anglo-Indian relations during British rule of India. A sumptuous and enduring classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/1/2011

    " the race relations in this book make me feel icky.
    i've been able to see what's coming for PAGES and the characters are frustratingly naive... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randa | 5/1/2011

    " one of my best novel to forster but still i like his essay What i belive the most "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 4/27/2011

    " I had trouble getting through it, but it mostly redeemed itself by about page 150. It took me weeks to get through the first half, and a day to finish. I think I don't particularly like his prose- overly detailed; it felt oppressive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christian | 4/21/2011

    " I don't recall much of what I read, though I just watched the film version and liked it very much. Maybe I should try it again, now that I've spent a little time in India... "

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About the Author

Edward Morgan Forster (1879–1970) was born in London and raised by his mother and paternal aunts. He pursued his interests in philosophy and classics at Cambridge and there began his writing. He wrote six novels, short stories, essays, and other nonfiction. He is known for his liberal humanism, notably exemplified in his greatest novel, A Passage to India.

About the Narrator

Sam Dastor studied English at Cambridge and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His many television appearances include I, ClaudiusYes, MinisterMountbatten; and Fortunes of War. He has also appeared in the films Made and Such a Long Journey, recorded over a thousand broadcasts for the BBC, and narrated numerous audiobooks.