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Sea of Poppies
Sea of Poppies
Sea of Poppies
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Sea of Poppies

Написано Amitav Ghosh

Озвучено Phil Gigante

Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд



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At the heart of this vibrant saga is an immense ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its purpose to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a free-spirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations.

The vast sweep of this historical adventure embraces the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the crowded backstreets of Canton. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive - a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

"Such is the power of Ghosh's precise, understated prose that one occasionally wishes to turn the pages three at a time, eager to find out where Ghosh's tale is headed." - The Boston Globe
ИздательBrilliance Audio
Дата выпуска15 окт. 2008 г.
Sea of Poppies

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He studied at the Doon School; St. Stephens College; Delhi University; Oxford University; and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alexandria. His first job was at the Indian Express newspaper in New Delhi. He earned his doctorate at Oxford before he wrote his first novel.In February 2004 Amitav Ghosh was appointed Visiting Professor in the Department of English at Harvard University. He is married with two children and lives in New York.

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  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    I could not make it past half a chapter because of the outlandishly horrible fake Indian accent. Sounds like a shouting Frenchman about to puke. It's not necessary to put on an Indian accent to tell a story set in India. If you think it is, hire an actual Indian - there are 1.3 billion of them, most fluent in English.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    Brilliant story, excellently written and full of colorful characters against the historical background. I loved it and can’t wait to listen to the sequels. Brilliantly narrated as well.

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  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    A remarkable saga. Set in 19th century India, it opened my eyes to the nature of colonialism and the opium trade in Asia. A spellbinding story about love, race/ caste and class on land and at sea. One of the best books I've ever read. I look forward to the rest of the trilogy from this brilliant author.