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Download The House of Blue Mangoes Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (541 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Davidar Narrator: Robert Whitfiel Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1899, in the south Indian village of Chevathar, renowned for its groves of a rare variety of blue mango, Solomon Dorai is contemplating the imminent destruction of his world and everything he holds dear. As the thalaivar or headman of Chevathar, he seeks to preserve the village from both catastrophe and change, and the decisions he makes will mark his family for generations to come.

Richly emotional and abundant in historical detail, The House of Blue Mangoes is a gripping family chronicle that spans nearly a half century and three generations of the Dorai family as they search for their place in a rapidly changing society. Whether recruited into the burgeoning independence movement, apprenticed in ancient medical arts, or managing a British tea plantation, the Dorai men nevertheless find themselves drawn back to their ancestral land by profound emotional ties that transcend even the most powerful forces of history. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dyna | 1/18/2014

    " couldn't finish this one... got bored with all the historical details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/16/2014

    " This follows three generations of a powerful family in India as they deal with personal matters and the coming independence from Great Britain. Sounds great...but ended up being a little dry and boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Geetanjali Tara Joshi | 1/15/2014

    " set in Southern India, with a vast canvass of characters and underlying stories...somewhat like Roy's 'God of small things'..a good read.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rachel | 1/15/2014

    " I got about halfway through this book and just got bored. Parts of it were interesting to me, such as the descriptions of caste tensions, the festivals and other traditions. But, the plot itself was just not that interesting to me. It moved very slowly in parts and then too quickly in others, but ultimately didn't compel me to keep reading. "

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