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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amitav Ghosh Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781441834928
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Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her. The struggles that have made Burma, India, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel by the writer Chitra Divakaruni calls “a master storyteller.”

“I will never forget the young and old Rajkumar, Dolly, the Princesses, the forests of teak, the wealth that made families and wars. A wonderful novel. An incredible story.” —Grace Paley

“A rich, layered epic that probes the meaning of identity and homeland—a literary territory that is as resonant now, in our globalized culture, as it was when the sun never set on the British Empire.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A novelist of dazzling ingenuity.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Histteach24 | 6/26/2011

    " Great story but a long read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amit | 6/25/2011

    " not in the league of the first book, but The Glass Palace is a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Franditya | 6/22/2011

    " tulisan yang jernih, mulai dari sejarah lisan, pengalaman-pengalaman orang biasa, sampai fotografi yang menyatukan keluarga yang nyaris terpisahkan oleh perang. cerita yang menarik. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fan | 6/14/2011

    " A great read on the adventure of a servant during the reign of the Burmese king. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danee | 6/9/2011

    " What a fantastic book this was to read! I really enjoyed discovering a new world through this author's viewpoint of the English invasion of India. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 5/28/2011

    " Quitting after page 88: let me know if I should try again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Le | 4/26/2011

    " the story was told in a rather choppy style
    the characters we not developed well and I felt
    like I was left hanging with no resolution "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 4/24/2011

    " Amazing. I just finished it. I need to digest before I can say anything else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Halle | 4/17/2011

    " Loved it. Could definitely be a moving screenplay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 4/8/2011

    " A beautifully written and thoroughly researched book, with interesting look at both sides of British colonialism in India and Burma, and the following WWII struggle over Burma with the Japanese. Long winded at times, but certainly worth the effort. "

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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 fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was 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.