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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (722 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Theroux Narrator: Fidous Bamji Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Paul Theroux, a highly acclaimed master of travel narratives, whisks listeners away on illuminating journeys to far-flung locales all across the globe in works like Dark Star Safari. The Elephanta Suite weaves together three captivating novellas, each conveying the thrill - and possible danger - experienced by Westerners intent on losing themselves in the mystical splendor of India. 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 Stefani | 2/10/2014

    " I liked this book because, like other books about foreign places I have read, it transported me to an exotic locale that I am unlikely to visit anytime in the near future. I'm not sure if all the insights about Indian people/culture were entirely true or representative of the culture as a whole, nor where the characterizations of Americans as predatory, sexually repressed, or morally reprehensible really valid either. Theroux ties all three novellas together by uniting the characters with a shared purpose; to have a transformative experience in India, to somehow escape the mundanity of their comfortable lives in America by witnessing impoverishment of the masses and/or to gain some sort of spiritual enlightenment. The characters seem to reveal tendencies in themselves that, while dormant in the US, are exposed like a raw wound in India. I was disappointed with the way things were left unresolved, however, I do think the bad characters, by way of karma, got what was coming to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/10/2014

    " So far it is very easy reading. It is about a couple in India. But, it doesn't really tell you about India, more it is about the couple's life. I generally his books because they are about travel. More to come as I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deb | 2/9/2014

    " Three thought-provoking stories about Americans experiencing India. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karin | 2/9/2014

    " As much as I like reading his travel books,I just don't want to go to where he wrote about.Is he delibaretely beeing negative?True,Elephanta Suite is fiction,nevertheless there is a certain amount of truth here. "

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