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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,524 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amitav Ghosh Narrator: Phil Gigant Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its purpose to fight China's vicious 19th-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a free-spirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations.

The vast sweep of this historical adventure embraces the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the crowded backstreets of Canton. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive - a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists. 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 Tania Ahuja | 1/30/2014

    " Would like to read the sequel & then give a review to it..........otherwise can also say that now whenever I look at the Sea I remember the Ibis.......... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mehvish | 1/25/2014

    " Brilliant read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Monica S. | 1/24/2014

    " A beautiful, engrossing and captive book. The language and charaters are entertaining, the story keeps you guessing, cant wait to read the part 2 - River of Smoke "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Stephanie | 1/18/2014

    " I tried to get past the first half of the book to finally get to sea, where I heard the best part of the book is, but got infinitely landlubbered by deeper-than-the-ocean details about every single character. Do I really want to know the details about some secondary character's third cousin removed or about the pinkie toenail length of one of the far too many main characters? Not really. "

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