Lion

By Saroo Brierley , with Larry Buttrose
Read by Vikas Adam

7.48 Hours 11/01/2016 unabridged
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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 media sensation, #1 international bestseller, and now an Academy Award–nominated motion picture, 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.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 media sensation, #1 international bestseller, and now an Academy Award–nominated motion picture, 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.

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
“Amazing stuff.” New York Post
“An incredible story.” BBC
“The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley…will melt hearts around the globe.” People
“So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction.” Winnipeg Free Press
“Absorbing…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
“Vikas Adam’s rich voice and smooth delivery results in a polished performance of this miraculous memoir.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

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, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English