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The White Tiger

著者: Aravind Adiga
ナレーター: Kerry Shale
再生時間: 6 時間 22 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Fiction

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Meet Balram Halwal, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells his story....

Born in a village in the dark heart of India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a tea shop. As he crushes coal and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape, of breaking away from the banks of Mother Ganga, into whose murky depths have seeped the remains of a hundred generations.

His big chance comes when a rich village landlord hires him as a chauffeur for his son, his daughter-in-law, and their two Pomeranian dogs. From behind the wheel of a Honda, Balram first sees Delhi.

.The city is a revelation. Amid the cockroaches and call centres, the 36,000,004 gods, the slums, the shopping malls and the crippling traffic jams, Balram's reeducation begins. Caught between his instinct to be a loyal son and servant and his desire to better himself, he learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India.

As the other servants flick through the pages of Murder Weekly, Balram begins to see how the tiger might escape his cage. For surely any successful man must spill a little blood on his way to the top.

The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram's journey from the darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable.

©2008 Aravind Adiga (P)2008 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/08/01

Skip the sentence

I found so many sentences that didn’t read by voice actor. It’ll affect your company’s name value.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Sarah Hedley Hymers
  • 2020/08/18

What does the future hold for Adiga’s India?

Kerry Shale’s colourful narration brings even peripheral characters to life in Aravind Adiga’s Booker prize winner about the perpetual hopelessness of corruption in India. First published around 2007/8, it seems topical in my August 2020 book club as Lebanon crumbles under the weight of corruption. Our Indian book clubber tells us this rags-to-riches tale is a fair reflection of Indian society and that young educated Indians don’t want to live in that corrupt society or become politicians themselves in order to make a change. There’s a phrase she uses, which translates: “Why muddy your hands when you’re cleaning your house.” If decent successful Indians continue to relocate to countries they can trust, eventually what will remain? Only the poor, the corrupt and the coerced?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/10/03

What a firework!

Excellent read. So many layers that keep sparking. Brilliant and fun. One of my favourite novels and probably the best read I have heard read.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • CAVALLO ELENA
  • 2018/01/30

I finally got a good picture of contemporary India

This book was a revelation to me. I asked an Indian friend of mine to recommend a book about India that would illustrate how the caste system is perceived today. This book did the job brilliantly. It is entertaining, ironic, and full of information. I started with the audiobook (the narration is excellent - I love the accent!) and soon after I bought the paper book because I wanted to underline so many things! I would highly uggest it, even to high school students!!! Thank you Aravind Adiga and Kerry Shale!!!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Karthik
  • 2016/08/08

Good Story and Narrative !

Great story , you really tend to see the prospective of the narrator . The thick Indian accent draws me more towards the story and is quite funny .

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  • Suswati
  • 2016/12/27

Frustrating and irritating

This story while being completely politically incorrect, as someone of Indian descent, I can say there are some home truths. No doubt corruption is rampant in India, however, I don't think Aravind Adiga has the right to sit on his middle class Oxford educated pedestal and lecture the working class masses for their aspirations. This should have been written from a naval gazing perspective, in the circles that Adiga is more familiar with.

The performance by Kerry Shale was equally irritating, as it was clear that an English man was imitating the accent adding insult to injury. He could not pronounce any of the place names correctly which was a massive giveaway in terms of the accent. It does make sense though why no Asian person would touch this with a bargepole. Slightly astounded that this won the Man Booker Prize.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020/05/21

Mesmerising storytelling

I was transported into another world. The story telling from kerry shale was fantastic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020/03/03

Good Read - interesting Story

Interesting Story, though I was listening to this audiobook while following the words in the soft back book and it frequently misses chucks of the story which is a bit irritating.

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  • Jason C. Keenan
  • 2018/01/10

Why so much skipping?

The acting by Kerry Shale is great, but I just don't understand why so many paragraphs and pages were skipped. It does make it flow better but if you are reading and listening at the same time it can be very hard to find where he skipped to. Apart from that it was very good

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  • Cameron
  • 2016/08/12

Slow, but good

For this one, I found 1.65x speed was good for me, but I believe you should bump it to atleast 1.20x speed for a comfortable listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/01/25

Compelling

Given that this is written in the first person this is the best way to “read” this book. A wonderful compelling story.