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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (573 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Scott Narrator: Richard Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Raj Quartet Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9780307751461
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The arrest by British police of Mohammed Ali Kasim, who is known to sympathize with the Quit India movement, signifies a further deterioration in Anglo-India relations. For families such as the Laytons, who have lived and served in India for generations, the immediate social and political realities are both disturbing and tragic. With growing confusion and bewilderment, the British are forced to confront the violent and often brutal years that lie ahead.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 1/12/2014

    " Great book -2nd in the Raj Quartet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita Williamson | 5/13/2013

    " I liked the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ulla | 4/12/2013

    " First read this in the 1980's, after the TV series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/7/2011

    " didnt enjoy as much as the jewel in the crown, but still an excellent read. Evokes superbly India and the issues of the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/19/2011

    " English saga:India 1940's-----------sequel to Jewel in the Crown "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/18/2010

    " Story of strife in India between the British and natives during World War II. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/14/2009

    " The second book of the Raj Quartet. The plot is becoming better and better, looking forward to read the whole saga. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 8/26/2009

    " see review of 'Jewel and the Crown' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Roberts | 9/24/2008

    " Another great book in the series...one of my best finds in a long while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Marshall | 9/22/2008

    " Volume 2 examines how a group of mostly new characters are indirectly affected by the events in Volume 1 while continuing to address the same issues of British identity at the end of the raj in India. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 9/1/2008

    " Gaaah! Just as good as the first book, if not better. I can't wait to get my hands on the next two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Lagow | 8/20/2008

    " The Raj Quartet, Volume 2: The Day of the Scorpion (Phoenix Fiction Series) (Vol 2) by Paul Scott (1998) "

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About the Narrator

Richard Brown (1937–2005) (a.k.a. Joseph Porter), was a former ballet dancer, actor, and popular audiobook narrator. Born in England, Richard came to the United States early in his career and performed with numerous regional ballet companies. After retiring from the ballet, he pursued a career in acting and recorded dozens of audiobooks for numerous publishers.