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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,694 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Salman Rushdie Narrator: Sam Dastor Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Inextricably linked with the fatwa called against its author in the wake of the novel’s publication, The Satanic Verses is, beyond that, a rich showcase for Salman Rushdie’s comic sensibilities, cultural observations, and unparalleled mastery of language. The tale of an Indian film star and a Bombay expatriate, Rushdie’s masterpiece was deservedly honored with the Whitbread Prize. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Voltaire’s Candide …Rushdie is very much a latter-day member of their company. New York Times Book Review
  • A 1988 Man Booker Prize Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Danny Clark | 2/17/2014

    " This was a struggle to get through, and I made myself finish it on principle, but I didn't enjoy it at all. I found the main characters to be bad people and unrealistic, but worst of all, uninteresting. I didn't care what happened to them, and so had no interest in thinking about what Rushdie was actually trying to say. I was disappointed for a second time by Rushdie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Allan | 1/30/2014

    " With all the press this book got I had to read it. It was slow at times, but fairly entertaining none the less!! Not at all what I expected! How could anyone take what is obviously a completely fictional work seriously enough to put out a death warrant on the author. Really get a grip people!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by The | 1/10/2014

    " never gonna finish this book, it's way too boring to be so farking 'controversial' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Enrico Iglesias | 1/5/2014

    " Not at all what I was expecting, didn't finish it, but I'd read it again "

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