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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (43,570 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Salman Rushdie Narrator: Lyndam Gregory Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Salman Rushdie holds the literary world in awe with a jaw-dropping catalog of critically acclaimed novels that have made him one of the world's most celebrated authors. Winner of the prestigious Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children tells the story of Saleem Sinai, born on the stroke of India's independence. 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 Amy Marie | 2/8/2014

    " I've been meaning to read this for years, and finally got around to it. Worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric G. Swanson | 2/6/2014

    " My favorite book of all time. Stunning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maiq | 2/5/2014

    " DO NOT READ THIS DREAMY NOVEL IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, a mistake that I committed. The intoxication will be magnified tenfold. Haunted by sleep-filled days and sleepless nights, I read Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children well into the night, entangled in the story of Saleem Sinai---Snotnose, Cucumbernose, My-piece-of-the-moon---one of the 1001 "midnight's children" born at the stroke of midnight when India proclaimed its independence. This novel gives voice to the many contradictions that is India, the novelist trying to grasp the ungraspable by fusing myth and history (because there simply is no other way). In some parts playful and in some parts steeped with lyrical melancholy, Rushdie's writing hypnotizes the reader until the very last page. But what makes this novel relevant to us, Filipino readers: It is easy to see the similarities between India and our nation, both postcolonial countries dealing with the difficulties of forging an identity after independence and making sense of the incongruities between our past and our present. But beyond this, we are left with a feeling that we are all midnight's children, minus the superhuman powers; we are all agents and victims of history! No wonder this book won the 1981 Booker Prize, the 1993 Best of the Booker, and the 2008 Booker of Booker. Comparable to, I think, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude, this novel, together with his fantastic oeuvre, can easily win for Rushdie the Nobel Prize for Literature (if only the Swedish Academy can see beyond the "scandal" of The Satanic Verses)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Prashant M | 1/10/2014

    " One of the most difficult book I have ever read.. "

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About the Narrator

Lyndam Gregory is an accomplished film, stage, and voice actor. He has performed a wide range of roles for the BCC Radio Drama Company and went on to have a feature role in the long-running program The Archers. His most notable stage and television credits include Star Talk, Surgical Spirit, and London’s Burning