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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amitav Ghosh Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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From Victorian India to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes listeners on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life.

When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe, into the strange life of L. Murugan, a man obsessed with the medical history of malaria, and into a magnificently complex world where conspiracy hangs in the air like mosquitoes on a summer night.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miranda | 6/1/2011

    " Started this with great hopes, but it never picked up, and the ending... The ending goes along with the concept, I suppose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Baljit | 5/30/2011

    " different form most of ghosh's novels, this one alternates between the past and present, in search of the documents leading up to the cause of malaria. the pcae is exciting, but did find the conclusion raher of an anti-climax "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickked | 5/18/2011

    " Engrossing, it had a lot of information to take in. It gets you involved. Its story was decently connected, really liked the "Lakhaan" stories. Kind of wish that the ending of the book didn't make me feel like I needed to know what happens next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aswin | 4/3/2011

    " My first Amitav Ghosh book - decent narrative style of weaving multiple simultaneous stories from different time periods around the same theme. Keeps introducing new characters, but it becomes one too many quite quickly. Good imagination with the storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 2/5/2011

    " When I read this book, I understood why Ghosh is such a big deal. It's masterfully done and a brilliant topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A | 1/28/2011

    " Maybe sci-fi, maybe a ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manoj | 1/22/2011

    " What if quantum leaps of knowledge were passed on from one century to the other by an external agent - a Calcutta chromosome.


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About the Author
Author Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 and raised and educated in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Egypt, India, and the United Kingdom, where he received his PhD in social anthropology from Oxford. Acclaimed for fiction, travel writing, and journalism, his books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In an Antique Land, and Dancing in Cambodia. His previous novel, The Glass Palace, was an international bestseller that sold more than a half-million copies in Britain. Recently published there, The Hungry Tide has been sold for translation in twelve foreign countries and is also a bestseller abroad. Ghosh has won France’s Prix Medici Etranger, India’s prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Pushcart Prize. He now divides his time between Harvard University, where he is a visiting professor, and his homes in India and Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with more than fifty Earphones Awards. He has won the prestigious Audie Awards numerous times and was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.