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Six Suspects

Lu par : Lyndam Gregory
Durée : 17 h et 30 min
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession, each of them steaming with a secret motive.

India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching lives of six eccentric characters unravel before our eyes. But can we trust Advani? Or does he have another agenda in mind?

©2008 Vikas Swarup (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Steven
  • 25/11/2010

Is unputdownable a word?

And I thought "Q&A" was brilliant....

This story is so cleverly told, everything is woven together brilliantly. I love Vikas Swarup, he is an amazing storyteller and manages to somehow imbibe a sense of hope into the most hopeless of situations and lives. He draws the class and caste contrasts beautifully and draws the reader into the lives of his characters completely.

I enjoyed the narration, although the American accent of our call centre hero did nothing for me. I am not American, so not an expert judge, but it didn't sound quite right to me.....

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  • Ilinca
  • 24/04/2011

great listen

It's easy to listen o, fun, totally non-pretentious, filled with big & little truths in its observations of the universals of life, somewhat schematic at times, but never boring. An author that proceeds with leisure at an easy pace, with equal interest in all his characters.

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  • Alison
  • 30/06/2017

Exhaustingly convoluted

Unfortunately this narrator's tone irritated me. I suspect it was meant to be funny in its melodrama, but if so, it failed. The tales of unchecked corruption and self-interest held no redemption. I slogged through the whole thing based on the writer's reputation, and came away tired and disappointed. Points for unbelievably twisted narrative that I could not follow, if that's praiseworthy.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Senaly Singh
  • 15/03/2017

Narration monotonous and boring storyline

I really struggled to listen to this book and couldn't get past the first two hours. I tried and tried but found the narration horribly monotonous and unsuited to the characters being read. That combined with a plot that failed to grab my attention and interest has left this book unfinished for over a month - and I'm usually the kind of listener who gets through a good book too quickly and is stuck without any listening material for 3 weeks.

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  • Gerrie
  • 07/10/2012

Tangible India - the impossible whodunnit

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I will! I already have.It provides an intelligent and insightful taste of India - one can feel the crowds, touch the garments, taste the food, dislike the politicians. Six Suspects brings this interesting and complex country and culture to life.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was initially very difficult to follow, until each of the main characters has stamped his or her own story unto the plot. It started making sense in Part II and really came together in Part III.

What about Lyndam Gregory’s performance did you like?

His tones, his accents for each character, his enthusiasm, his consistency with regard to each individual character. It was a really good audio performance. Even if you don't like the story, its worth listening just for the performance.

Who was the most memorable character of Six Suspects and why?

The tribal guy. He is the mirror in which all societies should look at themselves. The cellphone thief was also adorable.Mohan Kumar was the least believable of all the characters. The American guy was downright irritating - a very good typecast.

Any additional comments?

You won't guess the killer until the very last few minutes! It's worth going all the way.The story is beautifully told, albeit a little complex initially. I loved it, expecially from halfway through Part II. In a creative way, it breaks open India to each foreigner who knows very little about Indian culture, and at the same time entertains with a good 'whodunnit'.

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  • Joan
  • 10/08/2012

shades of forrest Gump!

This is an awesome book! It highlights the meaningless chance incidents that end up shaping our lives. Similar to Forrest Gump this book makes us aware of the small choices that can make or break our lives. This is often to the good and sometimes not so much. an awesome story that makes looking at the inequities in some cultures as an opportunity to make things work for the best. And if not, make us aware of the difference that can be made by seemingly small things.

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  • Rachel
  • 26/01/2012

found the narrator distracting

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I honestly can't say what I think of the story as the narrator's heavy handed accents for the characters kept pulling me out of the narrative. I think if accents are necessary to a story, perhaps source people with those accents to read the dialogue for those characters.

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  • Morad
  • 16/11/2011

Yes, it is as good as Q&A...

Narration is awesome and the story is bound to keep you entertained for hours...

Reading about each of the suspect's lives you sometimes get lost and forget what book your reading, but eventually when everything starts connecting you realize what a buatiful story it is...

I downloaded an old game from my childhood called Supaplex (remade as WinPlex) and played it while listening to this book, awesome experience...

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  • Fiona
  • 30/01/2012

Too whiny

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Different character portrayal by the narrator.

Would you ever listen to anything by Vikas Swarup again?

It would have to be very highly recommended

What didn’t you like about Lyndam Gregory’s performance?

I didn't like the way the narrator portrayed many characters. They came across as too whiny

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Didn't finish it. I was disappointed with it.

Any additional comments?

Some parts of the story were interesting. It has potential.

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  • Birte
  • 19/05/2012

Unerträglich gelesen

Dieses Buch wird von einem Sprecher gelesen, der den indischen Akzent mit einem unerträglichen "Singsang" nachzumachen versucht. Ich habe nach ca. 45 min. völlig entnervt aufgegeben, ich konnte das nicht mehr ertragen. (Sehr ärgerlich, da das Herunterladen der drei Teile so viel Zeit und Speicherplatz in Anspruch genommen hat.) Boah ey, echt schrecklich! Große Enttäuschung!

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  • D.G.
  • 09/03/2011

einfach genial

Ich habe von diesem Hörbuch erst gar nicht viel erwartet. Aber es ist so gut gelesen und so interessant aufgebaut, dass man sehr gespannt hört und sich über jede Gelegenheit freut, weiterhören zu können. Nebenbei bekommt man auch noch einen winzigen Einblick in indisches Leben und Denken.
Super!!!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • ck74
  • 26/01/2011

Tolles Gesellschaftsbild Indiens

Six Suspects gelingt es, ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere und Vertreter unterschiedlicher gesellschaftlicher Schichen einzufangen. Die ungekürzte Lesung erfordert allerdings vom Zuhörer einiges an Konzentration und Aufnahmefähigkeit, damit er am Ende, wenn alle Fäden zusammenlaufen, den Weg dahin noch kennt. Aber dank der zahlreichen Facetten gehört es zu den Büchern, die man gerne auch zweimal hört - oder hört und liest.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • saro
  • 17/07/2010

Großartiges Buch, großartiger Sprecher

Ein Hörerlebnis von Anfang bis Ende. Der Sprecher gibt jeder Person eine tolle Identität. Amüsant, spannend und sehr indisch!