Try free for 2 months

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
AUD $16.45/mo after 2 months. Renews automatically. Cancel anytime.
The Mountain Shadow cover art

The Mountain Shadow

By: Gregory David Roberts
Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
Try for $0.00

AUD $16.45/mo after 2 months. Renews automatically. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $39.95

Buy Now for $39.95

Pay using voucher balance (if applicable) then card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

A profound, epic thriller set in Bombay—a standalone novel and a sequel to the international bestseller Shantaram.

The first glimpse of the sea on Marine Drive filled my heart, if not my head. I turned away from the red shadow. I stopped thinking of that pyramid of killers, and Sanjay's improvidence. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything.

Shantaram introduced millions of people to a cast of unforgettable characters through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules.

It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.

Fans of Vikram Seth, John Irving and David Mitchell will love Shantaram and The Mountain Shadow.

©2015 Gregory David Roberts (P)2023 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

What listeners say about The Mountain Shadow

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    150
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    158
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    131
  • 4 Stars
    28
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    6

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Didn’t want it to end!

As with Shantaram, this is a brilliantly written book with so much heart. The narrator was first class and really gave all the characters such life. I wish I could keep listening to these stories. Love love love!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Mountain Shadow

Fabulous.... a truely great sequel to Shantaram.. David Gregory Toberts .. such an inspirational, passionate and soulful writer.. loved every word...

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant.

Book 1 and 11 are simply astonishing. I am in love with these remarkable stories. You cant help but take many of the characters in to your heart. I know those characters will stay in my heart forever. Splendid writing and the story is huge.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

unforgettable book!

outstanding narrator, he really brings the book to life. It's just as good as shantaram. very hard book to put down. one of a kind author I just love the way he writes. a book so interesting and yet so thought provoking. loved every minute!!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous

Loved every second of it. Just as I did the first book. Well done GDR

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must read

When I saw the length of this book I thought it would be a stretch to make it to the end but it flew and even left me wanting more a great story or collection of stories from go to woe ! I honestly could barely stop listening to it , the story is so interesting and beautifully written and related , every character is interesting and the story flows at a pace that constantly keeps you engaged !

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

As Brilliant as the First

The first book was brilliant & this book followed suit from start to finish.
Excellent work

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Sheer brilliance!

I loved this just as much as Shantaram!! Gregory is an incredible talent, he is and evocative and enthralling writer.
This book is at times heart wrenching, others heartwarming, others inspiring and profound, it made me laugh, it made me cry and had me deeply immersed from start to finish. A must read! Narrator Humphrey Bower is one of the best, the sort of narrator that makes you forget it’s a man doing all the voices, exceptional.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must read

Enthralling I lived every word. So captured the current issue plaguing Bombay today !!well researched

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing

loved it every minute of it was good story and the narrator made it perfect

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.