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Download Bitter Sweets Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roopa Farooki Narrator: Tania Rodrigue Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1950s Bengal, Henna Rub, a precocious, wayward teenager, brings off a brilliant marriage to a wealthy romantic, Ricky Karim, trapping him with a web of lies that she has spun with her wheeler-dealer father. And so on his wedding night, believing himself married to an educated, sonnet-reading, tennis-playing soul mate, Ricky is horrified to discover that his new bride is in fact a lazy, illiterate, shopkeeper's daughter.

As Ricky and Henna uneasily tolerate their loveless marriage, the way is paved for a future of double-lives and complicit deception - an unspoken family tradition that is inherited by their daughter Shona. But two decades later, with her own children grown, it is Shona who is forced to discover unpalatable truths about her loved ones... 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 by Kim | 2/20/2014

    " I've just begunt his fascinating book .... Lauren picked it out for me & so far - I'm really enjoying it. Just finished this interesting debut novel. It was a great contrast to the last book that I read (Still Alice) & I was able to do some armchair traveling (one of my favorite sports) to England & Bangladesh. Throw in an Irish charmer & what more can you ask for. The author did throw in a bit of a surprise, but reading about famiy's struggles with honesty are usually good for a novel. This book delivered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 2/19/2014

    " An easy to read family saga! Not quite what I was expecting so a little disappointed which does not reflect on the author. I felt the book was well written and easy to read, especially if you are looking for a holiday/ beach type book but certainly not a satisfying read beyond those expectations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brianne | 2/14/2014

    " Another one where the ending just wrapped up too neatly. "

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

    " I randomly picked this book up at the library because I liked the cover (cheesy, I know). I thought it was pretty good, especially for a first novel. I enjoyed the pace of the story and the twists at the end...it was a light and fun summer read with a good ending. "

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