The Caretaker

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Product Number: Z100126614
Released: Jun 13, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427231017
Narrator/s: Sam Dastor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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A gripping, evocative thriller about a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain who works as the caretaker for a U.S. Senator's Martha's Vineyard estate, and becomes ensnared in the Senator's shadowy world Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, now lives on Martha's Vineyard, and works as a caretaker for the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. One harsh winter, Ranjit needs a place to stay, and illegally moves his family into an empty, luxurious vacation home belonging to an African-American Senator. Ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the Senator's wife, and focuses on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, searching for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is hunted by unknown forces, and becomes drawn into the Senator's shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As he battles to save his family, Ranjit's painful past resurfaces, and he must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his Army career- and forced him to leave India. Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart and surprisingly moving, A. X. Ahmad's The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African-American community of Martha's Vineyard, and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan.

Author(s): A.X. Ahmad
Series: Ranjit Singh Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: May 21, 2013

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Author(s): A.X. Ahmad
Product Number EB00403189
Released: Jun 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250016836

Professional reviews

"Slow to start, this novel is both domestic drama and spy thriller. Sam Dastor is the perfect choice to portray the main character, a Sikh man named Ranjit. Dastor's interpretation of Indian-accented English is as accurate a subcontinental accent as anyone is likely to hear. The variations between dialogue and Ranjit's interior thoughts are distinguished by variations in tone and pitch; the narrative elements are delivered in a deep tone at a somber pace. One drawback to the reading is the characterization of Ranjit's daughter, who is given a singsong, high-pitched voice that becomes annoying. Overall, though, Dastor moves deftly between male and female characters in a wide cast that includes senators, wives, and veterans. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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