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Holy Cow!

An Indian Adventure
Sprecher: Kate Hosking
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 26 Min.
4 out of 5 stars (12 Bewertungen)

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After backpacking her way around India, Sarah Macdonald decides she hates the country with a passion. When a beggar at the airport reads her palm and insists she will one day return, and for love, she screams "Never!" and gives the country, and him, the finger.

But 11 years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah's life is posted to India, she quits her dream job as a national radio presenter to follow him to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. It seems like the ultimate sacrifice for love and it almost kills her, literally.

Often hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, and always entertaining, Holy Cow is a rollercoaster ride through a land of chaos and contradiction, from spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, that only a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life, and her sanity, can survive.

©2002 Sarah Macdonald (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"A lively, snappy travelogue." ( Booklist)
"[Macdonald] brings a reporter's curiosity, interviewing skills, and eye for detail to everything she encounters, and winningly captures 'the drama, the dharma, the innocent exuberance of the festivals, the intensity of the living, the piety in playfulness, and the embrace of living day by day'." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Prepare for a fast-moving and masterful narration by Kate Hosking. Her characterization of the Indian characters is nuanced and fun. The contrast with the distinctive Australian accents of MacDonald and other ex-pats adds to the sense of adventure and excitement and provides a backdrop for spiritual understanding." ( AudioFile)

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Indien - ziemlich gut getroffen

Ohne Pathos wird hier das Abenteuer "Indien" nachgezeichnet, mit viel Witz und Ironie, mit Tiefgang und Respekt. Nicht immer alles davon auf einmal, aber schön verteilt.
Nichts für Indien-Puristen, aber für Leute, denen Humor dabei hilft, mit der übergriffigen Realität des interessantesten Landes der Erde zurechtzukommen.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Holly Cow!!! Absolutely Fabolous!

Wow!
Five Stars for a very interesting story which made me cry and loug-out loud, sometimes at the same moment!
In-depth information about culture & religion, some of the girlie-squeeks in Book 2, Chapter with the Bollywood-Stars is a bit too much, otherwise very touching and great preparation for a visit to India!
Thank you!