The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie audiobook

The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel

By Salman Rushdie
Read by Steven Crossley

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780312254995
27.32 Hours 1
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Salman Rushdie is widely considered one of a handful of truly great living writers. The internationally acclaimed, Booker Prize-winning author's storytelling shines in this epic love story, a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus. Energetic and musical, Rushdie's prose is positively mesmerizing when you hear it read aloud. This panoramic work is framed with the death of rock goddess Vina Aspara. The story of her life and love affair with musical prodigy Ormus Cama is told by Rai, a photographer who also loved Vina. Rai worships the ground beneath her feet, even as he ponders the loss of terra firma in modern culture. Narrator Steven Crossley gives Rai's voice just the right blend of amusement, insolence, and devotion. With his light British accent and perfect pacing, Crossley glides you non-stop through the novel's imaginative maze of ancient mythology and pop culture. His performance lets you sit back and enjoy the amazing things Rushdie does with the English language.

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Summary

Salman Rushdie is widely considered one of a handful of truly great living writers. The internationally acclaimed, Booker Prize-winning author's storytelling shines in this epic love story, a modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus. Energetic and musical, Rushdie's prose is positively mesmerizing when you hear it read aloud. This panoramic work is framed with the death of rock goddess Vina Aspara. The story of her life and love affair with musical prodigy Ormus Cama is told by Rai, a photographer who also loved Vina. Rai worships the ground beneath her feet, even as he ponders the loss of terra firma in modern culture. Narrator Steven Crossley gives Rai's voice just the right blend of amusement, insolence, and devotion. With his light British accent and perfect pacing, Crossley glides you non-stop through the novel's imaginative maze of ancient mythology and pop culture. His performance lets you sit back and enjoy the amazing things Rushdie does with the English language.

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“Brilliant…Rushdie writes like a wizard…and the effect is out of this world.” Entertainment Weekly

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Author Bio: Salman Rushdie

Author Bio: Salman Rushdie

Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels, including Grimus, Midnight’s Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of nonfiction, including The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and, as coeditor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories. He has received many awards for his writing and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight’s Children was judged to be the “Booker of Bookers,” the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 27.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English