The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

The Bandit Queens

Parini Shroff with Shazia Nicholls (Narrator)

12 hours, 11 minutes first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction literary dark funny medium-paced

Description

 In rural India, an isolated woman falsely accused of killing her vanished husband becomes an unwilling consultant to other aspiring widows. In rural India, Geeta is believed to have killed her vanished husband - but she hasn't wasted too much tim...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,136 reviews

Moods

funny 85%
dark 69%
emotional 38%
adventurous 34%
tense 32%
hopeful 24%
challenging 20%
inspiring 20%
mysterious 19%
reflective 17%
informative 13%
sad 12%
lighthearted 11%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 26%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 65% | Character: 23% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11%

Average rating

4.13

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