Lion by Saroo Brierley audiobook

Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition

By Saroo Brierley
Read by Vikas Adam

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5.65 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780525524021

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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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Lion is a gripping true story well told, making it a compelling audiobook. Narrator Vikas Adam’s clear diction and engaging Australian accent are easy to embrace right from the beginning…His pacing is deliberate and calm, allowing listeners to absorb the story’s details fully. There is no need to dress this story in a melodramatic voice—the story itself carries all the emotion we need. Rather, Adam steps back to give us space to feel it. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
I literally could not put this book down . . . [Saroo's] return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit. Manly Daily (Australia)
We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account . . . With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo . . . recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation. Weekly Review (Australia)
A remarkable story. Sydney Morning Herald Review
So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction. Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
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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Author Bio: Saroo Brierley

Author Bio: Saroo Brierley

Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, and his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and has been adapted into a major feature film. He was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.65
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English