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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Saroo Brierley Narrator: Vikas Adam Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9780525524021
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The young readers' edition of the true story that inspired Lion, the Academy Award nominated film starring Dev Patel, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. 

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother.

This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film.

"The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."—People magazine

"Amazing stuff."—The New York Post
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  • Lion is a gripping true story well told, making it a compelling audiobook. Narrator Vikas Adam’s clear diction and engaging Australian accent are easy to embrace right from the beginning…His pacing is deliberate and calm, allowing listeners to absorb the story’s details fully. There is no need to dress this story in a melodramatic voice—the story itself carries all the emotion we need. Rather, Adam steps back to give us space to feel it. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, and his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and has been adapted into a major feature film. He was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India.

About the Narrator

Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to his over one hundred recorded audiobooks. An Audie Award nominee, he has garnered many awards for his narrations, including seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and various Best of the Year lists.