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"Narrator's constant mispronunciations ruined it..."
A different, preferably Indian, narrator
couldn't stick it out that long, though I really tried
Narration did not appear to be edited and/or directed at all. At points you can hear him breathing heavily, swallowing and even coughing. Sloppy work.
I think this version is far below Audible's typically high standards. I've n been listening to audio books for 20 years and this is by far the worst "professional" reading I've ever come across. Westerners in the U.S. doing a lazy and sloppy job with stories like these borders on cultural insult.
Heart felt reading. well translated. I have read/listened to many renditions -not having time to read a full translation. This and Jaya are my favorite so far.
Its comparative completeness.
Very heartfelt, warm reading. However, if you have no patience with a homey read, this may not be for you. Can sometimes hear his chair squeak or can tell he has a cold. Chapter ten was obviously never edited and he has a cough that can be distracting.
Jaya is another rendition of the Mahabharata that I highly recommend. If you like to feel you are listening to a friend read, this is an excellent listen. I downloaded in parts and the end of part three and beginning of part four have three or four incomplete sentences. In such a long production, I felt the problems were small quirks. But I do hope if they go back and edit the production, Audible will offer us the edited version to replace this one.
"the narrator was monotonous and monotone"
the narrator's voice was monotone and monotonous and I had to force myself to listen to the audio . sorry it was below par
"Mispronunciation and artifacts"
An otherwise fine performance is marred by numerous mispronunciations and audio artifacts. Production quality is not to the level I've come to expect from Audible.
"Outstanding. Top-notch retelling. Thank you."
My knees went weak and literally buckled on me during the last five minutes. Phenomenal story.
the only complaint is It gets repetitive but worth the time to read so would recommend if you are interested in any Mythology. It does give guidance although some of scenerios seems flimsy
"Good narrative of an epic story"
I enjoyed this respectful telling of the epic tale. The characters represent different aspects of one's internal spiritual life.
so glad this is available in the audio version.. i could hv nvr completed the book.. listening to it made it possible. This is a multi layered epic with so many stories running parallel.. truly thought provoking. I thinj the narrator did a good job.
Why an amazing epic. I am so blessed to be able to have such a difficult book read aloud for me. I tried reading it and it is a challenge! 💚 loved it!
"Literally the Greatest Spiritual Epic of ALL TIME"
Yes! I am certain to listen to this again!
Krishna is my absolute favorite character. Of all the Pandava brothers (all of whom I love dearly), Bhima would have to be my fave!
There were innumerable points in the story that moved me to anger, laughter, tears, and every emotion in between.
I fell in love with this story, its characters, and its message. I thought the narrator was very good as well. For anyone debating on whether or not to purchase this audio book--DO IT! You will not regret it. Be aware however, the Gita portion of the book, is pretty much glossed over. I would have liked to see/hear an appendix (or follow up book) elaborating on the Gita.
"Culturally fascinating and wonderfully gripping"
A true epic beautifully translated. Whether religiously interested or looking for a top piece of literature, this will certainly fit any bill.
"Wish I could give it 10 stars"
I just finished and I'm going back to the start to listen again.
It really is epic.
Thank you for this wonderful book.
"An Epic, beautifully read"
This is the best audiobook I've ever listened to
Krishna is my favourite character, it's impossible not to fall in love with him
Its impossible to choose a single scene as they all make up the story
The best book in the world
A must read for everyone
"Excellent narrative with good flow. Great epic bought to life by the reader. Fantastic insight in to the Indian history and phil"
Excellent narrative with good flow. Great epic bought to life by the reader. Fantastic insight in to the Indian history and philosophy.
Vedic yoga threads are well discussed as well as metaphysical musings.
Truly insightful and absolutely sublimely enjoyable. The stories are wonderful to hear again and again.
"The best epic of all time! loved every minute!"
I just loved loved it! I wanted to read this epic for a long time. .but listening was for more enjoyable. . kudos to the narrator for a such as excellent rendition. . I'm going to listen this beautiful epic over and over again!
"Truly an epic"
So many lessons can be learned from here if you are open to it. A superb book!
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