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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (519 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Scott Narrator: Richard Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Raj Quartet Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9780307751485
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India, 1943: In a regimental hill station, the ladies of Pankot struggle to preserve the genteel façade of British society amid the debris of a vanishing empire and World War II. A retired missionary, Barbara Batchelor, bears witness to the connections between many human dramas; the love between Daphne Manner and Hari Kumar; the desperate grief an old teacher feels for an India she cannot rescue; and the cruelty of Captain Ronald Merrick, Susan Layton's future husband.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 12/20/2013

    " It isn't as eventful as the first two in the series (essentially it goes over the events that have already taken place but from different points of view) but the characters are fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonal Panse | 12/5/2013

    " Nice, but a bit plodding and over-written. I couldn't summon up the same level of interest as the author in Lady Manners (she might be an important character in the other book, but entirely irrelevant here). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ulla | 10/5/2013

    " First read this in the 1980's, after the TV series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Roberts | 8/26/2013

    " Couldn't put this book down...it hearkens back to the first book in the series a bit more...heart-breaking and intense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Lagow | 8/18/2013

    " The Raj Quartet, Volume 3: The Towers of Silence (Phoenix Fiction) by Paul Scott (1998) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/10/2013

    " Great writing, fascinating picture of India just before independence from Britain and a good beginning source for learning about this rich, stimulating and ever-changing country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita Williamson | 8/1/2013

    " I liked the series. My 3rd favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha Marshall | 11/12/2012

    " Excellent, but not my favorite in the Raj Quartet. This book address the same issues as in 2, but from a different individual's perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 7/20/2012

    " This is an impossibly long book about India during the time of colonial rule, that once I was through the four books I was so sorry to see end :-( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 12/6/2011

    " see review of 'Jewel and the Crown' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Baldi | 11/18/2011

    " The weakest of the series and yet you can not skip it to continue. It is a necessary link. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 9/12/2011

    " Great book and series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 4/9/2011

    " Book three of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mihaela Claudia | 1/11/2011

    " This was my second time reading this book. I was profoundly affected by it and admire it even more than before, although its excesses (not many, but there) jarred a bit this time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 11/1/2010

    " It isn't as eventful as the first two in the series (essentially it goes over the events that have already taken place but from different points of view) but the characters are fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 2/4/2010

    " The Raj Quartet, Volume 3: The Towers of Silence (Phoenix Fiction) by Paul Scott (1998) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 12/10/2009

    " This was my second time reading this book. I was profoundly affected by it and admire it even more than before, although its excesses (not many, but there) jarred a bit this time around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 9/7/2009

    " Couldn't put this book down...it hearkens back to the first book in the series a bit more...heart-breaking and intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 7/18/2009

    " Excellent, but not my favorite in the Raj Quartet. This book address the same issues as in 2, but from a different individual's perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 12/26/2008

    " see review of 'Jewel and the Crown' "

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