The Splendor of Silence

The Splendor of Silence

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2006
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Arriving in the west India state of Rudrakot where he hopes to find his idealistic brother, who went missing after joining the local struggle for independence from the British, wounded World War II army captain Sam Hawthorne finds his search complicated by his love for the daughter of a political agent.

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In 1942, a young U.S. Army captain arrives in western India carrying combat wounds and several secrets. His mission to find his lost brother is threatened when he falls in love with the daughter of a local politician and they face the tensions and prejudices of a country torn between imperialism and nationalism.

Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio, p2006
ISBN: 9780786175017
Branch Call Number: MP3BK FIC SUN
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 16 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Mathan, Sneha

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laurenalm
Feb 09, 2017

I recommend reading these books in order of time. So, I would read The Twentieth Wife, The Feast of Roses, Shadow Princess, The Mountain of Light, and finally, the Splendor of Silence. I have never considered myself well versed in the history of India, and so reading these books in order helped each successive book have more meaningful context.

This book had an amazing amount of depth to it. A myriad of stories are told, all interwoven. There is a sweet little romance in this novel, and a couple of mysteries, and a touch of adventure. But the story is also about the relationship between India and Britain, World War II, and the Nationalist Movement in India.

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poodlegirl
Feb 06, 2016

This story had the potential of being a fantastic, exciting story...both romantic and fast moving. However, it was SO slow. If something could have been said beautifully in 10 words, the author chose to use 500. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because the reader was fantastic. And, the only thing that made me stick with ALL 14 parts is because I wanted to see how it ended (yearning for that moment all through the book!).

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