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The Immortals of Meluha Audiobook

The Immortals of Meluha: The Shiva Trilogy

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Publisher's Summary

It's 1900 BC. The once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's primary river, the Saraswathi, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and, to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.

The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient prophecy: when evil reaches epic proportions and all seems lost, a hero will emerge....

©2012 Amish Tripathi (P)2016 Quercus Editions Ltd

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    Vinod Menon 02/10/2016
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    "Fantastic twist to mythology !!!"

    Could this be the real truth??

    Recommendation: do not go for the audibles. The voiceover has a lot of mistakes with words from the book. The pronunciation of the neelkanth is literal which is totally incorrect.

    But other than this it's an awesome book!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bridget 01/08/2017
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    "Brilliant re-telling of Shiva myth"

    Enthralling telling of ancient Hindu stories. Seamless mixing of the myths with details of historical India. It might possibly have been bit slow but the narrator was so good I was swept along listening at every opportunity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jigar 02/06/2017
    Jigar 02/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping"

    Very gripping story. Most of the things described in very fine details. All characters are described distinctively. Going to listen next book now.

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    fireysue 20/05/2017
    fireysue 20/05/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "good story poorly written"

    story was excellent but written badly, poor descriptions and to many long words , like the author was trying to show off his vocabulary

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  • C. SAIDI
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    22/04/16
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    "Love"

    I have always loved mythology. This book is not an exception. It is beautifully written and the narrator is exceptionally good at creating scenes and voices. The author is very skilled at combining past lore and modern day situations. It is very easy to compare situations and issues that we have today with the issues that visible presents. A must-read for anyone who loves mythology and who loves peace.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shreejay
    12/08/16
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    "Mediocre Narrative and Performance"

    The story though good, had a very unimpressive narrative. The language so uninspired. All characters, no matter their background, had the same vocabulary and diction. The "romance" between Shiva and Sati was quite corny. And Raj Ghatak's performance was a little irritating. When he tried doing the what's perceived as the "Indian accent", instead of reading it normally. And then messing up the pronunciations of Indian words, which is where the authenticity would have mattered. The most annoying was the voice he used for King Daksha. Why was he making Daksha so effeminate and high pitched?! Since I started the series, I'll likely finish the other 2 books. But I'm hoping for them to actually live up to the hype.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sam007
    03/08/17
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    "Great story, very bad narration"

    The story is very engrossing but I did not like the narration. Despite having and Indian narrator, there were so many incorrect pronunciation of words.

    Also what irritated me the most was the unnatural Indian accents. This is just shameful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shwetha Gopalan
    26/06/17
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    "Mixed feelings"

    The story itself is captivating and gives a fresh perspective to Hindu mythology.. the characters are very real and have real emotions. The narrative is a little insensitive in its casual jokes about women and big people but put that aside and you've got an entertaining and philosophical journey of one man's consciousness.

    Where the audiobook lost its charm was in the narrator's ignorant pronunciation of the most basic Sanskrit words.. I would think, for a person of Indian origin, the narrator would have some inkling of an idea to pronounce keywords like Kshatriya, Agnipariksha, Chandravanshi and many more. Even if the narrator had doubts about the words and how to say them, he could have easily put some effort into correcting his pronunciation. His unnecessarily fake 'indian' accent was a shame as well.
    I did like his narration overall in terms of keeping emotions alive and modulating his voice where needed but largely, his pitfalls in the narration pulled me out of the magical world woven so carefully in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daddy
    21/05/17
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    "Excellent book!!"

    Great in every way. Except when the narrator did female voices. Slightly cringe-worthy, but everything else made for a fantastic book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    10/04/17
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    "Good story and narrator"

    Exciting story with suspense, adventure and values. Narrator is also good and easy to follow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/03/17
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    "Not impressed with the audible version"

    Quite disappointed with the pronounciation of Indian words and performer tried hard where not necessary to get an accent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bikram Agarwal
    20/05/17
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    "Love it."

    I love mythology, specially Indian mythology. (I might be biased there. ;) ) Sadly there aren't that many audiobooks in that genre. So, I was glad to find this entire series in audiobook form. And I'm thoroughly enjoying this.

    The book is very well written, with aptly sized chapters. The story keeps me interested and entertained. I liked that the narrator tried different voices, pitches and accents for different characters. A fabulous job. (Other than the wrong pronunciation of Kshatriya).

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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