The White Tiger: A Novel

Written by:
Aravind Adiga
Narrated by:
John Lee

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2008
8 hours 0 minutes
No saris. No scents. No spices. No music. No lyricism. No illusions.

This is India now.

Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life-having nothing but his own wits to help him along. Born in a village in the dark heart of India, Balram gets a break when he is hired as a driver for a wealthy man, two Pomeranians (Puddles and Cuddles), and the rich man's (very unlucky) son.

Through Balram's eyes, we see India as we've never seen it before: the cockroaches and the call centers, the prostitutes and the worshippers, the water buffalo and, trapped in so many kinds of cages that escape is (almost) impossible, the white tiger. And with a charisma as undeniable as it is unexpected, he teaches us that religion doesn't create morality and money doesn't solve every problem-but decency can still be found in a corrupt world, and you can get what you want out of life if you eavesdrop on the right conversations.
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Kristen N.

Great book about the real people of India. I love the candor about the culture and the caste issues that keep most people of India as servants. Great narration.

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Leon L.

Enjoyable story that develops wonderfully

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Ina G.

Gritty, no fluff. A fantastic glimpse of India without politically correctness.

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Alyssa P.

Audio narration was incredible. Pretty sure that he is actually a Caucasian man. Anyway, main character was excellent. One of my favorites.

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Zeynep Tekkaya

very interesting book. i loved it, thank you very much audible for this.

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