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  1. 5.7 hrs • Feb/28/2017 • Unabridged

    The young readers' edition of the true story that inspired Lion, the Academy Award nominated film starring Dev Patel, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother.This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film."The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."—People magazine"Amazing stuff."—The New York Post

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    Lion

    Read by Vikas Adam
    5.7 hrs • Feb/28/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.5 hrs • Nov/01/2016 • Unabridged

    At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

    Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD

    Lion

    Read by Vikas Adam
    7.5 hrs • Nov/01/2016 • Unabridged
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    Also: CD, MP3 CD
  3. 7.5 hrs • Jun/12/2014 • Unabridged

    At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope. 

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    A Long Way Home

    Read by Vikas Adam
    7.5 hrs • Jun/12/2014 • Unabridged
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    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
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