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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,063 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Salman Rushdie Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Salman Rushdie is widely considered one of a handful of truly great living writers. The internationally acclaimed, Booker Prize-winning author's storytelling shines in this epic love story, a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus.

Energetic and musical, Rushdie's prose is positively mesmerizing when you hear it read aloud. This panoramic work is framed with the death of rock goddess Vina Aspara. The story of her life and love affair with musical prodigy Ormus Cama is told by Rai, a photographer who also loved Vina. Rai worships the ground beneath her feet, even as he ponders the loss of terra firma in modern culture. 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 Caleb Zigas | 2/20/2014

    " my first disappointment with rushdie, and also his first book that i read. I did still enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 2/20/2014

    " I read this while traveling around India and found it to be a timely novel for my trip. My favorite imagery was when the ladies in saris waded into the ocean, and the bottoms floated to the surface like jellyfish. "

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

    " This was an epic saga that took me months to read, mostly because Rushdie's prose is so rich that you want to take your time with each sentence. The plot didn't always keep me hooked, but it was a worthwhile read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michele | 1/30/2014

    " This was my first Salman Rushdie novel. His writing style is a lyrical, epic poem. The only downsides of this book was the length (this is one of the few books I have read that I had to push myself to complete when I actually really liked the book) and the sense of displacement. I think the displacement happens because you are introduced to the central theme of the book - Vina caught in an earthquake and then loop in time around it. The characters are rich and deeply flawed - more like epic heroes than normal beings. The settings are vivid in their descriptions of India and New York City and other parts of the world, and made feel as if I was really exploring the cities and empty countrysides with the characters. I love the sad, intricate sub plots and the exploration of a theme I have seemed to see everywhere in my life lately - the idea that the world around us has layers that can be destroyed - but at the peril of those existing on either side of that layer. Overall, I would recommend the book for those who love long narrative fiction with a stark streak of the otherworldly. Pros: well written, evocative Cons: long and loopy at times "

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