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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (986 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Burdett Narrator: Stephen Hoga Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sonchai Jitpleecheep Mysteries Release Date:
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John Burdett writes darkly inventive fiction with a comic twist. In The Godfather of Kathmandu, Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called to a grisly murder scene that could make or break his career, but he’s more worried about impressing Tietsin, his new Buddhist guru. However, Tietsin would rather use Sonchai to help him broker a heroin deal worth 40 million dollars. Left with no easy way out and plenty of moral conflict, Sonchai will have to decide between saving his soul and saving his career. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A dizzying array of multifaceted storylines…Burdett juggles the various plots with great dexterity…A whirlwind of a novel.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A blissfully nutty caper that brings back fond memories of the late lamented Ross Thomas’ crazy-quilt crime fiction…Distinguishing crooks from good guys is only one of the pleasures [here].” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The spiciest yet of Burdett’s exotic dishes.”

    Times (London)

  • “This is a novel brimming with observations and arguments, with absurdity and jokes…Witty, learned, and wild.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “It is the mordant wit of his exhaustively observant ‘monk manqué’ hero that fuels this blissful and dexterous book.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Burdett’s latest mystery is delightfully ambiguous, like life itself.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terry | 2/5/2014

    " Sonchai breaks out of Bangkok. I found the dismissive asides to us farangs a tiny bit irritating. But the Sonchai of old is still there, but his fun katoey side kick has only a minor role in this one. I got a tiny bit bored about 2/3 of the way through, thinking he'd solved everything, only to have the pace pick up big time and RUN to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Regan | 2/1/2014

    " Farang farang farang. Love this series but this is my least favorite of the 4. Still love reading the author's descriptions of the sensual Eastern culture and all it's many exotic flavors (doesn't everyone want to rush to their nearest Thai restaurant while reading this?). Still love reading about Sonchai Jitpleecheep. But this is a darker, harsher novel than the others. Think the author scripted unnecessary suffering for Sonchai. While the plot of all these books is East v. West - this one is condescendingly angrier towards the West. Miss the interplay with the FBI agent, which balanced the judgment. And that's my main irritation while reading this book: if I didn't have to see the italicized farang on almost every... other... page, I would probably have bumped this up a few more stars.( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kay Churgel | 1/31/2014

    " I'm putting this book on hold. Will try it again later. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Derek Handley | 1/10/2014

    " It's an interesting concept, but the dialogue never rings true and the exposition grows tiresome. It feels like there's more love for the research than for the story. "

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