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Library Journal Review
Finally, the audio generation has access to a magnificent edition of Forster's (Where Angels Fear To Tread, Audio Reviews, LJ 5/1/93) most popular novel, a book that is also regarded as his masterpiece. Adela Quested arrives in colonial India to marry Ronny Heaslop, a narrow-minded bureaucrat who despises Indians. She teams up with Ron's mother, Mrs. Moor, and Dr. Aziz, a charming native, to see the "real" India, but an incident exposes sharp tensions in the imperialist system. Forster is highly sensitive to the differences among Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. Despite the serious topic and the author's pessimism about bridging cultures, A Passage to India is a comic, even witty, novel. Moreover, reader Sam Dastor has given us a tour de force in his mastery of the various accents and his true dramatic flair. Adults both young and old will find much pleasure in this English classic.-James L. Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
School Library Journal Review
Gr 9 Up-By E.M. Forster. Narrated by Flo Gibson. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.