Audio Books

If you spend more time driving or spend more time doing other task and don’t have time for reading and prefer listening something rather than reading than you are the best candidate for audio books.

Audiobooks are a voice recording of the text of books. Though audio books are new in the digital form as compared to the old audio technologies, the origin can be traced back to the 1930 ’s. Audiobooks gained popularity in India a little later compared to the rest of the world. In 2010 Audiobooks became popular in India.

Producing an audiobook consist of a narrator sitting in a recording booth reading the text, while a studio engineer and a director record and direct the performance.
Audiobooks are available on different audio formats such as CD ’s, MP3, WMP, etc. Audiobooks are also very useful for blind people.

In today’s busy world audio books are considered very valuable because of its application. One can listen to it even while performing other tasks, this will help people in utilizing maximum time and work more.
Audiobooks are future and will be a revolution to use as a primary application.


All Yours, Stranger by Novoneel Chakraborty

All Yours, Stranger by Novoneel Chakraborty

Review – 4/5

Mini is still disturbed about her previous encounters with the stranger. The stranger seems to be passive for some time but he swings back into action as soon as Mini makes a mistake which she cannot be corrected in any way.images.jpg

Also, the stranger soon reveals her about Mini’s classmate Hiya Chowdhary.  Strangely Mini remembers nothing about her. She struggles to put all the clues together and find more about her; how Hiya is related to her and all the strange things happening to her. Meanwhile, the stranger slowly starts messing up her personal and professional lives. Will she able to decode about the stranger or there is more to go?

A reader will surely again be in two minds about stranger’s character; he is helping Mini but on the other messing up her life. Maybe this is one element that keeps the reader’s interest intact. Also not to forget stranger’s beautiful, philosophical words that he pours out occasionally to help Mini. Thrill just gets better!

This Is Not Your Story by Savi Sharma

This Is Not Your Story by Savi Sharma

Review – 3.5/5

An upcoming Indian writer Savi Sharma who completed her chartered accountancy (CA) and yet did not find peace in her work wrote her second edition of the book called This is not your story. I read this book a month ago and could connect to it very well. Writer Savi Sharma in her book depicts a free as well as a non-progressive ideal scenario of an Indian family. This is a great book and a motivational read for the Indian audience.


This is not your story as the title speaks, the story she is talking about is the story of life. The story starts in Jaipur. The book involves four major characters – Shaurya, Miraya, Anubhav and Kasturi. Shaurya is a boy who wants to follow the career of his choice but is pulled back by his family. Kasturi an MBA student, lives in the same building shaurya does. Miraya is Kasturi’s sister and an interior designer from Mumbai. Anubhav is a businessman in  Bangalore. While these three are together in the story Anubhav meets them later on in the story.

There are various things that shaurya and Anubhav do where at a point they both meet. At this point, one is destroyed mentally and physically even after having everything and the other is also destroyed mentally even after having nothing.

The book also gives a message of living your dreams.

It tells us that in the world of competition today it is very important to live your dream and even more important to chase it. Losing hope is very easy. Giving up is even easier. But have you ever tried dealing with problems? Have you ever tried to face your problems? Of course, it’s never easy to do so, it never was but what’s important is trying.

Your story is much more beautiful and in the end, everything will be fine. Not everyone gets a second chance. This is your story and you’re the writer of your own story. Write the best one.

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

To kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

Review – 4.5/5

The novel is about two children, Jem and Scout Finch, living in a fictional southern U.S town, Maycomb, trying to understand the world, through their principled father Atticus Finch and the events that affect them and their neighbourhood.

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The town is steeped in racial and other prejudices. Atticus is a lawyer while most of the neighborhood is made of farmers. All is well till atticus takes up a case to defend An innocent, black man- Tom Robinson, who has been falsely accused of raping a white girl. Much to the children’s surprise and shock, they along with their father, are forced to face sudden hostility from their neighbors and friends as their father solely tries to defend a black man. Whether their father wins or loses the case, regains the good opinion of the town, and what the children learn (or more importantly, unlearn and relearn) from the events and the repercussions form the rest of the story.

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

Review – 4/5  

This is an english fiction novel of what Jake Donaghue goes through before he finds a new place to live when Madge kicks him our- along with his friend Finn- for the sake of Sacred Sammy Starfield, fabulous bookie and spiv.


Jake and Finn first turn to Dave, a philosopher friend; then Jake goes on to Anna, an old flame whom he possibly really loves; and Anna hands him on to her sister, Sadie, a serpentine film actress who probably loves him, and from whom he escapes. He also runs into an Independent Socialist leader, and finally, Hugo Belfounder, a sort of “natural” man. The adventures are very funny indeed, but the philosophical implications are less so. It is one of those novels in which a lot more is meant to have been said than actually ever is. In spite of this, there are many hilarious scenes during many fantastic escapades- when Sammy and Jake spend an afternoon playing the horses, or when Jake and Finn steal an acting dog — and there is always a nice sense of place- in varying sectors of London and Paris. In other words, take the fun and let the moral go.

Marry Me Stranger by Novoneel Chakraborty

Marry Me Stranger by Novoneel Chakraborty

Review – 3.5/5

Rivannah Banerjee (Mini) an ambitious, brilliant girl from Kolkata has managed to grab her dream job via campus placement programme. She moves to Mumbai to pursue her career.


Things seem to be perfect till and unfortunate character; A stranger enters Mini’s life. The person stalks her and has managed to acquire Mini’s most intimate secrets.  There is just a voice; a voice that is threatening and commanding. The stranger helps Mini a lot but as the stranger says “Noting comes for free”, the stranger makes Mini return the favor.  He forces her to do certain tasks which seems to be simple but not doing it puts Mini into deep trouble.  Frustrated and scared, Mini finally approaches police for help.

The story has been amazingly carved out. As each page progress, suspense makes its way into your mind. The author surely knows to hold reader’s interest. The stranger seems to be a typical blackmailer, but of the helping kind. And ofcourse along with Mini, you’ll start wondering about the stranger’s identity.

If you concentrate and try capture the essence of the storyline, surely you’ll love this book.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Review – 4.5/5

Brave New World as the name suggests is a world that is brave and free from all its struggle. This book describes a future that is perfect in all its sense.  A future where science and technology has reached its acme. A future where machines have progressed to a stage where they have revolutionized the human society. A reality that is different and advanced. A world where the normal mode of transportation used by people are helicopters.


The author beautifully puts forward his imagination to what a future like that could be and how the human mind can be revolutionized. This book also gives me the idea that as time passes by humans are becoming more and more on machines and if this dependence continues we are not very far from becoming the type of world predicted in this book. Although this may sound interesting but living in a world like that would be scary.

I think  that this book should  be read by people  so that they understand  the importance  of nature  and its existence  in human  society  as a world  runned by machines would  rather  be a scary  one.


The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Review- 4/5

Rhonda Byrne like each one of us has been on her own journey of discovery. In the book “THE SECRET” she tells us about the law of attraction.

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The law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. The book tells us how we can achieve anything we want in life. Its all about how positive you are about that particular thing. Its all based upon how much positivity you can attract towards yourself. As it is rightly said, “You are the maker of your own future” this book teaches us that if you really want something it’s 100% up to you how you can attract it towards you. There is no room for negativity. This book has inspired and changed many lives. It’s a true form of motivation.



  • Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad
    This is a classic. If you have not read this book, get it today. It will totally change the way you think about money. It is a must-have.
  • Oprah Winfrey: what I know for sure
    This is a thought-provoking book. A well written, easy to read book that will make you look at things differently.
  • Ted TurnerCall Me Ted
    Most of us know him as the founder of CNN. He is also the former owner of Atlanta Braves. Call Me Ted is the story of his exciting journey as a young man, working with his father and moving on to radio and finally, television.
  • Richard BransonThe Virgin way
    His book impacts best practices in business.
  • Peter Thiel: Zero to One
    He is the co-founder of PayPal. This is a must have read for all startups.
  • Stephen Covey:  The 7 Habits of Highly effective people
    This is a very popular book. If you are into self -development, and you should be, this book is for you.
  • Napoleon HillThink And Grow Rich
    This is a best seller. The title of the book says it all. A great and inspirational book.
  • Michael Dell: Direct from Dell
    A story of humble beginnings. Read this classic to learn and understand great ways to run your business.
  • Bill Gates: Business and the speed of thought
    This is a story about business and technology and a must read for every entrepreneur.
  • Dale Carnegie: The Leader in you: how to win friends and influence people.
    This book is widely popular. It breaks down how to become likeable and teaches easy tricks to influence people successfully.
  • Seth Godin: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
    Randall Rothenberg, says this of Seth Godin, ‘Seth Godin may be the best intuitive marketer alive today.’ In this book, he ‘urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable.’
  • Boone Pickens: The First Billion is the Hardest
    This an admirable tale of loss and comeback.

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult

Book Review – Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult


Why do teens hate so much? Why is there a need to be a part of the popular crowd? Why do kids get bullied? Just because they are different from you? Why is there a need to bully and humiliate someone? Why so much hate and discrimination? These were the questions I was gripped with, while reading Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

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Peter, a 17-year-old boy, has been bullied, shamed, humiliated publicly his entire school life. On the first day of Kindergarten, his new Superman lunch box was thrown out of the bus. One day, he enters the school, armed, and shoots everyone in his way.

The book deals with the repercussions a bullying incident can have on a person. The book deals with how the kids are obsessed with being included in the popular crowd. The ones who aren’t a part of their clique? They are to be laughed at, to be made fun of. What do you do when complains of such incidents to the school officials only makes it worse? What do you do when you’re the one constantly being detained for self-defence? The book deals with abusive teenage relationships. The book deals with the dynamics of a parent/kid relationship. If your kid complains to you about being bullied, what do you do? Do you threaten him to toughen up or do you stand up with him against the bully? What do you do if suddenly your kid has stopped opening up to you? If your child is a murderer, how do you forgive him? Yes, the book deals with many issues.

Above all, what do you do if you’re being bullied every single day of your life?

Though many questions raised and answered, I found the book a bit slow. There was no action, like in her usual works. Nothing was happening, no decisions were being made. Last 100 pages were splendidly gripping, that’s when the courtroom action began. It is surely worth a read.