The Golden Son

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD23777
Released: Jan 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504694872
Narrator/s: Sunil Malhotra
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Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family's expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village's disputes. But he is uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father. Back in India, Anil's closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her new arranged marriage, which has shattered her romantic hopes. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more""changing them both and the people they love forever.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Narrator(s): Sunil Malhotra
Product Number Z100099171
Released: Jan 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062444691
Author(s): Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Product Number EB00611419
Released: Jan 26, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062391476

Professional reviews

"Listeners hear the story of Anil Patel, who leaves his small village in India to become a doctor in the United States. Narrator Sunil Malhotra is superb with every voice and accent, whether male or female, Indian, American, or Australian. Malhotra captures each character's voice perfectly as Anil faces culture shock, the extreme fatigue of medical school, and family expectations. His character portrayals bring out the humor, sadness, or danger of each situation. While each character's voice is vibrantly expressive, Malhotra reads the narrative with a straightforward, unexpressive American accent. The contrast between vibrant speech and flat narrative is a somewhat distracting technique, as it's obvious that Malhotra is fully capable of rendering complex emotions. M.M.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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