Turbulence : Turbulence

  • by Samit Basu
  • Narrated by Ramon Tikaram
  • Series: Turbulence
  • 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Aman Sen is smart, young, ambitious and going nowhere. He thinks this is because he doesn’t have the right connections, but then he gets off a plane from London to Delhi and discovers that he has turned into a communications demigod. Indeed, everyone on Aman’s flight now has extraordinary abilities corresponding to their innermost desires. Vir, an Air Force pilot, can now fly. Uzma, an aspiring Bollywood actress, now possesses infinite charisma. And then there's Jai, an indestructible one-man army with a good old-fashioned goal: to rule the world!
Aman wants to ensure that their new powers aren't wasted on costumed crime-fighting, celebrity endorsements, or reality television. He wants to heal the planet, but with each step he takes, he finds helping some means harming others. Will it all end, as 80 years of superhero fiction suggest, in a meaningless, explosive slugfest?
Turbulence features the 21st-century Indian subcontinent in all its insane glory: F-16s, Bollywood, radical religious parties, nuclear plants, cricket, terrorists, luxury resorts, crazy TV shows, but it is essentially about two very human questions: How would you feel if you actually got what you wanted? And what would you do if you could really change the world?


Audible Editor Reviews

"Inventive and very clever. But most of all, it is fun. If you have ever picked up a comic book and enjoyed it, then this is a must-buy." (Starburst)


What the Critics Say

"Turbulence has it all…. Solid writing, great character development, humor, personal loss, and excellent points to ponder in every chapter." (Wired)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Starts well, it's funny and entertaining and it manages to avoid cliche, but about half way in, it just... dies. Its narrative stops moving, it turns inward and it becomes very boring, despite it being very well read. I stopped listening at about 75%, I may pick it up again one day, but only if there's really nothings else to listen to.
Read full review

- Mr

Definitely not Bollywood

This is not usually my usual genre but I thought I'd give it a try. The story was fairly unusual but the characters were interesting which kept my interest and there were a few twists in the tale.
Read full review

- Yogita

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-12-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios