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A small prison cell in India holds an 18-year-old penniless waiter from a Mumbai slum. But Ram Mohammad Thomas isn't a criminal. He is under arrest for correctly answering 12 tricky trivia questions on the show Who Will Win a Billion? Reluctant to part with the jackpot of one billion rupees, the show directors bribe the police to arrest Ram, accusing him of cheating. For how else could a poor, uneducated orphan know so much: the name of the smallest planet, global capitals, and diplomatic policy? Ram is rescued by a lawyer who draws from him the always compelling, touching, and sometimes comic story of his life, explaining the source of his knowledge. An inspired performance by reader Kerry Shale captures the spirit of this off-beat novel, a blend of high comedy and touching melancholy.

This novel was originally published with the title Q&A and is the basis for the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Claudine | 2/18/2014

    " I waited for the hype to die down before reading this, I still have not seen the movie and probably won't. Whlie in essence the story is creatively woven together, it didn't wow me like it seems to have wowed the rest of the world. Yes, it's endearing, yes it's well written...but nothing spectacular. I won't be rushing out to buy his next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan O'rourke | 2/15/2014

    " I didn't realize that Slumdog Millionaire really just used the game show concept; the stories themselves are almost entirely different. Worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/9/2014

    " Different than the movie, but I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela | 1/27/2014

    " This is the book Slumdog Millionaire was loosely based off. I thought the book was way better than the movie but they were so different it is hard to compare. The book was a sad glimpse into a different world, it is thought provoking but hopeful. A good read! "

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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.