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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.
"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.
"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
"Outstanding. Top-notch retelling. Thank you."
My knees went weak and literally buckled on me during the last five minutes. Phenomenal story.
"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.
"Enlivening & full of wisdom"
PAMHO.really a lifetime experience,hearing this audible version of the original book.even though I own a hard copy of the book,I could never give a patient reading so far due to various reasons.But this audible version was indeed a blessing I feel granted by my GM. I would recommend this to every devotee and to any sincere spiritual aspirant.my humble Pranams at the feet of each one and all who made this Herculean task possible, Surely this is a lifetime achievement.Hare Krsna! All Glories to the Devotees. Surely SrilaPrabhupada would be smiling at all of You,Prabhus and Grant His Blessings
I really enjoyed this book. I do not know a lot about Hinduism, but the story was quite engaging and interesting. Unlike other religious texts, it was written well and worth listening to as a story.
"required reading for all youngsters"
this audible book was excellent with excellent narration. i would highly recommend for any seeker
"Reader is awful"
Narrator ruined it for me. He should be ashamed to say the names of Gods demigods and heroes so awfully. Get Jaya from Devdutt Patnaik instead.
"What is virtue per the Vedas"
If you want to know what the ancient Hindus viewed as the rules for leading a virtuous life this is your book. You need to have a rough idea of the Hindu gods and be tolerant of the exaggerations -- "Arjuna shot thousands of arrows and slew the entire army" -- but it's an interesting epic, each chapter illustrating how to lead your life by following Dharma.
The performance is less than fully professional. Some odd mispronunciation, and a very slow, droning narrator. Play it at 1.5x at least, or you'll hear the rustle of turning pages, the reader swallowing, and you'll fall asleep.
"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.
"Truly an epic"
So many lessons can be learned from here if you are open to it. A superb book!
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