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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Wood Narrator: Sam Dastor Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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A companion to the major six-part BBC TV series, written by Michael Wood and read by Sam Dastor.

Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 11/23/2013

    " The Story of India goes far back into the history of ancient times, old civilization and the beginning of some world religions. It is a complex book with many details brought to light from the ancient texts, traditions and years of archaeological researches. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 11/14/2013

    " A tremendous book - Michael at his best; he interweaves his own quest for the past with the facts of long lost civilizations "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roz | 5/27/2013

    " Amazing history of India presented in a wonderful, personal, travel-diary type format. The BBC video production, available on YOUTUBE, is superb also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 1/9/2013

    " great insight on India..enjoyed the book.. am gona watch the TV series now.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 11/14/2012

    " This book demonstrates the limitations of the audiobook format. Interesting book, but very hard to follow all of the Indian names and without a map to refer to, I was lost. Get the print version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Syam Ahmedarino | 11/7/2012

    " This is a great book. It covers the whole Indian History in the simplest way to be digested. Awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mosselyn | 7/10/2012

    " I didn't care that much for the author's style, which frequently meanders between the actual history and his personal travelogue. Nothing wrong with it, it just didn't appeal to me. I would rather have just had the history without the "personal touches". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunil | 6/13/2012

    " Easy read, good primer to South Asian History. Better done with the eponymous BBC documentary. Skip if acquainted with the subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anshuman | 6/3/2012

    " Wonderful book. Covers almost the entire history of India. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meenakshi Sundaram | 10/20/2011

    " I have seen the BBC documentary series a few years back loved it. Thought would read the books too and see how they are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nilesh | 8/6/2011

    " Informative even if too short for its scope. At times, the book is too oriented towards its main conclusions and not critical enough. On the whole, a good book for most of us Indians too for a genuine view on history "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheil | 7/30/2011

    " Had to stop listening to this one early. The book's focus is on ancient India, which is not what I was expecting going into it. I was hoping to learn more about Gandhi and the Indian Revolution. Instead I'm learning about archaeology - a subject I don't find particularly interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anshuman | 5/11/2011

    " Wonderful book. Covers almost the entire history of India. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 9/1/2010

    " The Story of India goes far back into the history of ancient times, old civilization and the beginning of some world religions. It is a complex book with many details brought to light from the ancient texts, traditions and years of archaeological researches. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheil | 2/3/2010

    " Had to stop listening to this one early. The book's focus is on ancient India, which is not what I was expecting going into it. I was hoping to learn more about Gandhi and the Indian Revolution. Instead I'm learning about archaeology - a subject I don't find particularly interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roz | 10/10/2008

    " Amazing history of India presented in a wonderful, personal, travel-diary type format. The BBC video production, available on YOUTUBE, is superb also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunil | 8/2/2008

    " Easy read, good primer to South Asian History. Better done with the eponymous BBC documentary. Skip if acquainted with the subject. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Wood

Michael Wood has worked as a journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker and is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Legacy, In Search of the Trojan War, and The Story of England. He has numerous documentary films to his name, among them Legacy, Saddam’s Killing Fields, and In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. He lives in Hampstead, North London, with his wife and two daughters.

About the Narrator

Sam Dastor studied English at Cambridge and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His many television appearances include I, ClaudiusYes, MinisterMountbatten; and Fortunes of War. He has also appeared in the films Made and Such a Long Journey, recorded over a thousand broadcasts for the BBC, and narrated numerous audiobooks.