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1.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 51.67 out of 5 1.67 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arundhati Roy Narrator: Sarita Choudhury Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9780061142956
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Born from two eggs in the one womb of their beloved mother Ammu, Rahel and Esthappen have little to cling to but each other and the occasional joy that passes through their young lives like a cool breeze on a sweltering Indian day.When Ammu, divorced and disappointed, returns with the twins to her family home in southern India, their worlds begin to open wider, all the while closing in on them.

As the three arrive into the arms of Ammu’s eccentric and unforgettable relatives, a tragedy begins to unfold that will propel them toward a fate that has perhaps stalked them from their inception. Yet, throughout the pain and hardships of things large and small, the humor, humanity, and ferociously perceptive intelligence only bestowed upon seven-year-olds shines gloriously through.

At the core of this extraordinary, bittersweet story is the unforgettable narrative voice of first-time novelist Arundhati Roy, a uniquely talented writer capable of moving us beyond words with the perfect sentence and a profoundly insightful wisdom that far surpasses her years.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lushly romantic.”


  • “[The God of Small Things] offers such magic, mystery, and sadness…hauntingly wonderful.”

    USA Today

  • “Outstanding. A glowing first novel.”


  • “A novel of real ambition must invent its own language, and this one does.”

    New Yorker

  • “Dazzling…as subtle as it is powerful.”

    New York Times

  • “Splendid and stunning.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Drenched with poetic image and saturated with wisdom, the book’s rich tapestry is a tour de force in good storytelling, a book to savor and remember.”

    London Free Press

  • “Narrator Sarita Choudhury captures the lyrical prose with vocals that are as soft as velvet. She captures the dreamlike state of the child narrator’s musings, which dominate most of the story. In a lilting cadence, Choudhury conjures the sense of mystery behind the images and descriptions peppered throughout the story. This title is an example of the many benefits of literary fiction delivered in audio form. The listener can close [his or hers] eyes and be swept away by the story, under the spell of an experienced narrator. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 1997 Man Booker Prize
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author

Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, was trained as an architect. She has worked as a production designer and has written the screenplays for two films.

About the Narrator

Sarita Choudhury is an English actress best known for her roles in the Mira Nair-directed feature films Mississippi Masala, The Perez Family and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She has also appeared in the TV series Homeland and is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.