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3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Salman Rushdie Narrator: Christopher Cazenove Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. This is her story and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks, and again find her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Their epic romance is narrated by Ormus' childhood friend and Vina's sometime lover, the photographer Rai. Around these 3 the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break: cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie's boldest imaginative act, a vision of our shaken, mutating times, and a brilliant remaking of the Orpheus myth. Rushdie is also the author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mona | 4/26/2011

    " This is on my summer re-read list! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 2/17/2011

    " wonderful vocabulary, story that spans most of a lifetime. compelling and mostly gripping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aakanksha | 2/5/2011

    " One hell of a brilliant book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 1/23/2011

    " I loved this book. It was passed on to me in India, and I didn't anticipate liking it. The characters are so full and vibrant and their lives flit past so fast and you live vicariously through them for what is a great many pages, but you don't notice. You just want them to live 3 lifetimes more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/11/2011

    " This book is a modern and twisted rendition of the Orpheus story that included a demented but honest love triangle. Some of the poetry in the book is beautiful; so beautiful in fact that U2 made a song out of one set of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 1/9/2011

    " i'll probably read this again in a few months "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/9/2011

    " With all of the swirl around Rushdie because of the fatwa, people would think that he is overly serious and unapproachable. Not this book. I really liked it and recommend it highly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Areedy | 1/7/2011

    " If you like Rushdie, you would love this. It is very dense but very imaginative and his use of language is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 12/3/2010

    " One of the most amazing descriptions og photography I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/3/2010

    " I love his use of language. The music references were also fun. The twisted history is also entertaining. I enjoyed finding real people with their names changed as well. Hi sbooks alwyas take me a while to red but I thoroughly enjoy the time spent reading them "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 11/11/2010

    " First Salman Rushdie book I read. Not as dense as his other books...light, smooth prose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ora | 10/17/2010

    " I couldn't get into the narrative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bebe | 10/7/2010

    " Book on CD - 2 1/2 stars, it was too long but it had parts that were interesting. "

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About the Author
Author Salman Rushdie

Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels, including Grimus, Midnight’s Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of nonfiction, including The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and, as coeditor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories. He has received many awards for his writing and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight’s Children was judged to be the “Booker of Bookers,” the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

About the Narrator

Christopher Cazenove (1943–2010), one of England’s finest actors, starred on stage and television in the United States and Great Britain. His motion-picture credits include A Knight’s Tale, Eye of the Needle, Children of the Full Moon, and Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill. He played Ben Carrington on television’s Dynasty.