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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,009 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vikas Swarup Narrator: Lyndam Gregory Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538467251
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There’s a caste system—even in murder. Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile Minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession, each of them steaming with a secret motive. India’s wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender, and touching, technicolor lives of six eccentric characters unravel before our eyes. But can we trust Advani? Or does he have another agenda in mind…? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lyndam Gregory sounds like he’s having a grand time performing the tapestry of characters in this contemporary Indian morality tale…Well worth a listen.”

    AudioFile

  • “Enriched by the sights and smells of contemporary India, this mystery shows Swarup to be a skillful prose stylist and deft handler of plot, who’s likely to win more readers.”

    Library Journal

  • “If Agatha Christie wrote a mystery about modern India, it might be something like this…Charming, atmospheric, and driven equally by character and plot, Six Suspects is bound to be popular with traditional mystery fans and readers of international crime fiction, as well as the legion of Slumdog devotees. Highly recommended.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[A] high-concept tale that uses a murder investigation to launch a riotous tour of contemporary India…a teeming, beguiling Indian panorama wrapped in a clever whodunit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Gleeful, sneaky fun…a refreshing oddity.”

    New York Times

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katy | 2/3/2014

    " Too confusing, got bored. Stopped reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saurabh | 2/1/2014

    " much better than vikas swarup's previous book Q and A. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olena | 1/29/2014

    " Not as good as his first one. Some of the characters in this book felt a little forced and not quite believable. Randomly throwing in the name of the main character from Q&A as a minor character in passing was a nice touch. Once again, good writing that provides a real feel of modern day India, but characters were underdeveloped and the ending a little forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Þórey Svana | 1/4/2014

    " great book, not as good as "slumdog millionaire" and doesn't have much re-read value, but still great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annette | 12/28/2013

    " Listening to this as an audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aachman | 11/27/2013

    " this book hold s you till last "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/15/2013

    " EXCELLENT book by the author of "Slum Dog Millionaire!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Servini | 10/22/2013

    " An intriguing investigation into the murder of the son of an Indian politician. The narrator visits each of the suspects before the final revelation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/16/2013

    " I loved the author's previous novel, Q&A. It was immediately engaging Bhutan this book just started really slow. I never felt any real connection to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 3/30/2013

    " Boy was there a lot going on in this book! It was interesting seeing things from six (or seven) different perspectives and everything tied together nicely, although there was definitely some suspension of disbelief. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 1/12/2013

    " Very long book! Deep character development with the plot tying them all together. I enjoyed the descriptions of India and life there. I had hope for more of a surprise ending like in Slumdog Millionaire, but found the ending fairly predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Chamberlain | 7/18/2012

    " Hard to believe Indian politicians are really this corrupt. The characters felt like cartoons, which I guess was the point. I'm hoping I like Slumdog Millionaire better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena | 7/5/2012

    " A murder mystery with very odd characters, but totally enjoyable. I hope he keeps writing books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francie | 5/8/2012

    " Swarup wrote "Q&A", the novel upon which "Slumdog Millionaire" was based. This second novel is convoluted, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, an interesting view of life in India, yet contrived at the same time. I'd give it a 3.5 if I could. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 lovely-dee | 10/31/2011

    " It is not as convincing as Swarup's previous work, Q & A (filmed as "Slumdog Millionaire"). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Holland | 10/30/2011

    " Very entertaining novel with lots of plot twists & lively characters. While not quite as good as Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) it was an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ilonita50 | 10/18/2011

    " Interesting, showing India in so many different, but true lifestyle facts mixed together.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ira Mustika | 8/25/2011

    " Another book that I read two years ago. Nice ending. The murderer was the reporter and...he wasn't in the six suspects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arif | 7/23/2011

    " nice detective book n attract me to read it until finish n i enjoy it. (view spoiler)[double twist ending (hide spoiler)] "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rozanne | 5/25/2011

    " A preposterous and badly written book. The only reason to read this book is as an example of what not to do if you're writing a novel. P.S. Someone please take his Dictionary of American Idioms away from him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 5/18/2011

    " Really good story, based in India "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/17/2011

    " Very entertaining novel with lots of plot twists & lively characters. While not quite as good as Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire) it was an enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rozanne | 3/23/2011

    " A preposterous and badly written book. The only reason to read this book is as an example of what not to do if you're writing a novel. P.S. Someone please take his Dictionary of American Idioms away from him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sschnitker | 3/13/2011

    " More amusing than intriguing. A map of India would help set the scenes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 3/12/2011

    " This is the author who wrote Slumdog Millionaire. Loved this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keranjit | 2/12/2011

    " I read the beginning a few times as I couldn't quite understand what was happening. The resilience was worth it as a mystery unravelled and was solved in a satisfying manner. "

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About the Author
Author Vikas Swarup

Vikas Swarup’s first novel was made into the Oscar Award–winning film Slumdog Millionaire and has been translated into over forty languages. His second novel and first mystery, Six Suspects, was translated into thirty languages and is being adapted into film. Swarup has written for Time, Newsweek, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Financial Times. An Indian diplomat, he has been posted to Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Japan. He lives in India.

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