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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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About the Narrator

Richard Brown (1937–2005) (a.k.a. Joseph Porter), was a former ballet dancer, actor, and popular audiobook narrator. Born in England, Richard came to the United States early in his career and performed with numerous regional ballet companies. After retiring from the ballet, he pursued a career in acting and recorded dozens of audiobooks for numerous publishers.