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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,827 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vikram Seth Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the 20th century. The story unfolds through four middle class families: the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans, and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married - but not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with. There are standards to be met, and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members are to play a part. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily Koenig | 2/18/2014

    " I'm torn about this one. I really enjoyed the characters, but due to my own (possible) ignorance, got a bit lost in the history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Terry | 2/13/2014

    " ...took me on a grand tour of a magnificant India...giving an intimate look at the diversity of geography, religions, castes, traditions, foods, and politics, while on the look-out for a "suitable boy" for an arranged marriage. Very long, lots of characters, lots of drama, some star-crossed lover romances, but worth the read, even when the politics bored me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Murray | 2/6/2014

    " The description of making a shoe, that occurs about half way through this novel, is typical of the meticulous detail provided by Seth in his recreation of life in India not that long ago. I stumbled on this book - gave up for a while - and then returned when someone reading it on a train assured me it was worth the effort. They were right and I am so glad I read it through. There is much to delight and the story and characters do come to really matter to you. finishing this book was like losing track of a family you know really well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tara | 2/5/2014

    " I haven't read a lot of books on India but I think this book does justice as far as culture and idiosyncrasy is concerned. "

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