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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. M. Kaye Narrator: Vineeta Rishi, Blake Ritson, Ayesha Dharker Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of M.M. Kaye's epic novel of love and war.

M.M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that spans over twenty years, moving from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the burning plains, to the besieged British Mission in Kabul.

It begins in 1857 when, following the Indian Mutiny, young English orphan Ashton is disguised by his ayah Sita as her Indian son, Ashok. As he forgets his true identity, his destiny is set...A story of divided loyalties and fierce friendship; of true love made impossible by class and race; a critique of the imperialist adventure; and an examination of the cultural and spiritual clash between East and West, 'The Far Pavilions' is a searing insight into the human heart.

Vineeta Rishi ('The Last Detective') stars as Sita and the Narrator, with Blake Ritson as Ashok/Ashton and Ayesha Dharker as Anjuli.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 2/3/2014

    " Like Melinda, I thought it should have ended 300 pages earlier than it did. I felt like his love life was the main thread in the novel and after it was resolved the book should have ended. Instead, the author chose to have his military career resolved also. I found that unnecessary, although the title finally made sense at the very very end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 1/21/2014

    " I fell in love with India through this wonderfully wriiten novel of the 19th century. It is a colorful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 1/19/2014

    " MM Kaye novels are one of my guiltiest pleasures. I must have read and reread this novel twenty times (skipping all the parts about bloody battles). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madelyn | 12/11/2013

    " I read this book each time I was pregnant and have reread it since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hailey | 11/24/2013

    " I loved this one... it is exciting and frustrating and fun and insightful.... i could go on and on. I always look for it in used book stores because it's out of print I think... so I own 3 copies now! But i felt like I just loved this book so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magda | 11/20/2013

    " I was very happy to have found the two-volume set at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Re-reading this, I realized that it encompasses a few different genres: historical fiction, romance, and war, so it seems to me that it would appeal to a wide audience. I did wish that it came with a map, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 9/2/2013

    " All of the M. M. Kaye books that I have read are outstanding! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary K | 8/31/2013

    " Lengthy, but wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 8/27/2013

    " Great book if you need something for a long flight! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryReads | 7/21/2013

    " Read this many years ago - like 20 years? Forgotten most except that it was beautiful and exotic. Will need to look for it buried on my shelf and re-read it again.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/12/2013

    " Big, sweeping cultural experience. Learn history in a memorable way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 1/25/2013

    " My Dad's favorite book, I read it about a year ago and loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/15/2012

    " Booooring! Painful to finish. I did not like the author's scattered writing, lots of it not necessary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori (Lara Britt) Sailiata | 11/14/2012

    " I remember liking this a lot...but I can't remember any details about it. I recall I was working at Waldensbooks that summer and this was one of my favorites of my reading list. Jade Moon was another winner in that stack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelryono | 10/23/2012

    " During the era of imperialistic power-plays between Britain and Russia, Kaye takes you to places (through character development and beautifully imaginative descriptions) that are unforgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CLM | 9/18/2012

    " Usually, I read the book first and criticize the movie; however, here, I saw the fabulous HBO miniseries with my mother, and then read the book. I had always been fascinated by India and the Raj but it was more intense after this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madhumita | 7/20/2012

    " A saga - complete in every aspect of human life and emotion - the drama of love, hate, history, adventure, valour, fear ,suspense, thrill, cowardice, conspiracy - transcending time and place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 2/26/2012

    " One day I should go back and try to finish this novel. It's just really long... But not uninteresting. It's kind of like "Gone with the Wind" set in India. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kd | 9/29/2011

    " I have to read this again, too!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 8/30/2011

    " Beautifully, richly written historical novel covering the Afghan/Pakistani/Indian areas during the end of British Colonial rule. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 8/17/2011

    " This is one of the few books I've read more than once and I will never get rid of it. Powerful historical fiction by a truly great author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 8/2/2011

    " I got this book from a friend and I remember thinking I will never finish reading this thick book. It's over 950 pages but once I started reading it, I barely noticed anymore. I loved it and it made me stay awake reading long after I should have gone to sleep. One of my absolute favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinda | 5/17/2011

    " One of those books that just becomes a part of you! Such a beautifully written story!!You won't want the book to come to an end. One of my all-time favorites! Highly recommended!!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/6/2011

    " One of my all-time favorites "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 5/1/2011

    " I've read this book so often the cover has fallen off! I love the descriptions of the landscapes, the characters, the history, and yes, the romance. Great read. "

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

    " This is a wonderful and ambitious story, but it took me *forever* to get through. The book kind of loses its way sometimes and bogs down at numerous points. Three stars only because it really didn't need to be as longwinded as it was! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/31/2011

    " one of my favorite books EVER!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stace | 3/28/2011

    " I read this book when I was a teenager (about 20 years ago), and it had me on the edge of my seat. Would recommend this to anyone!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 3/27/2011

    " I got this book from a friend and I remember thinking I will never finish reading this thick book. It's over 950 pages but once I started reading it, I barely noticed anymore. I loved it and it made me stay awake reading long after I should have gone to sleep. One of my absolute favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ssbrandes | 3/16/2011

    " this is the book that got me into reading historical fiction. read it back in my 20's and have a copy on my shelf now to re-read at some point.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mini | 3/10/2011

    " Must read .. Captivating and magical "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 3/9/2011

    " I would have given this a 5 except for the last 150-200 pages... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 3/8/2011

    " My all time favorite! I've read it 2 or 3 times, loved it each time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kezzm | 3/7/2011

    " My favourite book. A bit slow to get into it but a great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francene | 2/21/2011

    " I loved it but I read it a long, long time ago! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serenehime | 2/21/2011

    " One of my most favorite books EVER. "

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