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Evil Eye
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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shawnmooney
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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https://youtu.be/BvQ9SXUbVoo

Chat #1: with Barbara from Pennsylvania
BarbaraTheBibliophage on Litsy
Barbara‘s book blog, The Bibliophage: https://thebibliophage.com

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, Harsh Nayyar (Narrator), Annapurna Sriram (Narrator), Bernard White (Narrator), Nick Choksi (Narrator), Rita Wolf (Narrator)

Chat #2: with Bill from Nairobi

A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

shawnmooney Chat #3: Lori from Calgary

This Is Happiness by Niall Williams

Chat #4: with Tanaya from Mumbai

Motherwit by Urmila Pawar, Veena Deo (Translator)

Publisher, Zubaan Books

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Vansa Motherwit sounds absolutely incredible, added to my TBR, great recommendation. To add to that review though,as a non-savarna non-Hindu: it would be incorrect to say that Dalit literature is stereotypically "angry and angsty". That would be like calling James Baldwin and Richard Wright " angry and angsty". There's an incredibly valid reason for the anger-literally millennia of horrific systemic,and systematic oppression(1/2) 1y
Vansa (2/2)Casteist discrimination permeates every single layer of society and every institution.Also,there isn't a sufficiently large body of work of Dalit literature given issues of access to education.Given that we have enough diverse Indian voices only since the last 30 years,it's not fair to dismiss very legitimate works about oppression as "angry and angsty". 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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I‘m super excited to share that I had the opportunity to hang out with @shawnmooney on his BookTube show Bite-sized Book Chats recently. We had a fun time together talking about this short Audible Original production. Can‘t wait to keep stretching beyond my blog, TheBibliophage.com, into some bookish stuff like this. Thanks again for the chat, Shawn!

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/BvQ9SXUbVoo

robinb Yay!! Congratulations! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @robinb Thank you! We had a great time chatting. 1y
Ruthiella Neat! I will definitely watch. 1y
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Cathythoughts I really enjoyed you chatting about Evil Eye .. Thankyou ! Well done 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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Enjoyable, unique, and well-produced story about an Americanized daughter of Indian parents. The mom wants to arrange a traditional marriage, but daughter isn‘t having any of that. When fate steps in, this story takes a turn you‘d never expect. The superstitions of the “old country” juxtaposed with voicemail, phone calls, and texting format make for a fun and thought-provoking listen. #audibleoriginal #diverseauthors #litfluence

WJCintron It‘s amazing and heartwrenching!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @WJCintron I‘m pretty sure it‘s your recent review that made me start it! 📚💜 1y
shawnmooney Long time no chat, Barbara! I‘ve continued following your reviews on Goodreads, though, and have recently come back to Litsy. This wee audiobook sounds great! Any chance I could coax you onto Zoom for a ten-minute chat about it for my new series Bite-sized Book Chats? The playlist is here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf. Would love to have you as a guest! 1y
WJCintron @BarbaraTheBibliophage YAY!! 😃 I'm glad you liked it!! ❤ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @shawnmooney Sure - let‘s chat on GR and see what works! 1y
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jeannasser
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Okay…now that I can get my thoughts straight let‘s do a more formal review, shall we? @WJCintron is to blame for my emotional destruction yesterday(I still love you 😝) We buddy-listened to this together thinking it was going to be a quick rom-com story to laugh our brains out to. BOY, were we wrong!! Do NOT listen to this if you‘re looking for a cheerful read. Your laughter will only last half the runtime of this ✨MASTERPIECE✨
#audible #audiobook

WJCintron I AGREE!!! LOL we were totally wrong!! LOVE it though!! An AMAZING audiobook! Thanks for sharing it with me. I don't know if I could have gone through the entire thing alone. Love you! 1y
jeannasser @WJCintron NP! love you too! ❤️🥰 1y
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WJCintron
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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😱 OMG!!! This #audiobook is AMAZING! It BROKE me! I ended up crying non stop! Thanks emmie reads for recommending this audiobook!! If you haven‘t, STOP 🛑 what you‘re doing and LISTEN it now! #evileye #madhurishekar #emotional #crying #destroyedme

jeannasser I had already blocked this out of my head…now I‘m remembering the emotional destruction 😭😭😭 1y
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WJCintron
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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I just started listening to this one and I‘m already LOVING IT!!
So good and funny. I hope not to be disappointed at the end.
If you haven‘t listened to this one, I strongly recommend it. It‘s AMAZING and so funny! 😂🤣

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar garnered an Audie Award for Original Work in 2020.

#madhurishekar #evileye #book #funny #audiobook #audible #booktok #audiaward

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IMASLOWREADER
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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saw this on audible and was interested but had no idea i would enjoy it so much...it was creepy and engaging and super clever that is was told in a series of phone calls and voicemails... #audiophile #readinggoal #readinglife

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Luulit
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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https://www.luulit.com/product/evil-eye-audible-audiobook-original-recording/

Evil Eye garnered an Audie Award for Original Work in 2020.

Usha is convinced that the Evil Eye, a curse that brings continuous misfortune, was cast upon her daughter, Pallavi, in the womb. What else could have possibly left her driven, career-oriented daughter edging closer and closer to 30 without a prospective husband?

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lost.in.a.book
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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Last book of 2019 and a solid ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Texreader
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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This short audiobook is about the clash between young and old ways and Indian and American cultures And parent and child relationships. The story is mostly told through phone calls and feels almost like a play with the different characters playing their roles. I love this unique method of storytelling of this very creepy eery story. Highly recommended.

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Texreader
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A nice short audiobook for doing small things around the house

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cherinium
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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For such a short little story, it packs a punch. We are given a glimpse into a powerful family dynamic as an Indian mother in Delhi desparately tries to arrange a marriage for her daughter living in LA. Told completely in telephone conversations, the story starts off comically before turning darker toward the end. It was a lot of fun listening to this. #audibleoriginal #karma #arrangedmarriage #Indian

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cherinium
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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Started listening to this on my commute today. It's entertaining, but I have a pressing question for the Litsy community: Is it a book? I'm torn with some of these #audibleoriginal selections. It's pretty short and in an unusual format. What do you think?

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DebinHawaii
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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#24in48 #readathon Book 6
Finally got around to listening to this Audible Original while #audiosouping. (Pic of Mark Bittman's hot & sour soup coming later.) Quick & very entertaining listen about an Indian mother trying to marry off her daughter & is darkly comic with a surprising twist. The narration was great done through phone & messages & made the 90-ish minutes go by quickly.

At 20 hours & 20 minutes--I may actually hit 24 hours. 🎉📚🎉

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Amor4Libros
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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This is hilarious!! I was feeling grumpy this morning and this has made me feel better.

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j.rye
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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It was a quick little suspenseful story about a mom‘s love for her daughter and teaching your kids to be strong and independent. I kind of enjoyed the phone call format and really liked the characters.

Here is a picture of my dog just so I‘m not posting screenshots of audiobooks every time 🤣

Cortg Cutie!!! 4y
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kelli7990
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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kelli7990
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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I finished listening to #anansiboys on #audible tonight and my next #tbrjarpick that my #tbrjar just picked for me is from #audible and it‘s called Evil Eye by #madhurishekar. This audiobook is an #audibleoriginal. It sounds interesting.

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suvata
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Loved this little Audible Original! Pallavi‘s mom is a mess and there is quite a twist near the end. Shocking! The format was perfect for this story. Wow!

ReadingRover I got this one too. I loved it!!! 4y
suvata @ReadingRover 👍🏻 4y
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I_Like_Big_Books
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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Fun, quick listen!! I love these little #audibleoriginals. The production is always so well done. #suspense

suvata Glad to hear that you liked it. I have it too but I haven‘t listened to it yet. 4y
I_Like_Big_Books @suvata The narrators did a great job. For as short as it was, it was done well. 👍☺️ 4y
RadicalReader I love audible such a wonderful way to spend a weekend 4y
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