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Ramayana must rank as one of the most loved and revered books of all time. A part of India's ancient Vedas, it is a beautiful story of romance and adventure. It recounts the history of Rama, said be an incarnation of the Godhead, and his divine consort Sita.

Filled with magic and mysticism, it entrances the listener and stirs deeply moving emotions. At the same time its profound spiritual messages leave one feeling uplifted and enriched. This is a novelization of the classic. It contains all the essential narrative of the original Sanskrit poem, but written in a contemporary style.

Whilst adhering closely to the original, I have used the techniques of character development and dramatization to draw the listener into the action. By weaving in other spiritual commentaries on this sacred text, I have also tried to offer the listener the benefit of the wisdom of India's seers and sages.

As I am sure you will discover when your listen to the book, that wisdom is as relevant in today's stressful world as it was thousands of years ago, when it was first written. It was my love for this wonderful book which prompted me to write my adaptation, and I hope I have been able to share that love with others.

©1998 Torchlight Publishing (P)2017 Krishna Dharma (Kenneth Anderson)

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Brilliant

It is absolutely brilliant, I highly recommend it- I loved it!!!♥️ I listened at a slower speed though.

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  • Todd Asana
  • 19-09-2018

Incredible story

Full of action, heroism, & a comprehensive look at moralities and life in Ancient times, the Ramayana is a riveting story you will not want to stop listening to.

Regardless of a few typos, and microphone movements, this story will have your mind whirring as you witness the epic saga of Ram in your mind.

Victory to Ram!!!

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  • Sanjay Dey
  • 04-02-2020

The author has killed the emotive aspect

serious emissions from the original tale leaves the listener confused. AVOID.... Sad that liberties are taken on such a great tale

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  • JLayland
  • 29-09-2017

A Story for the Ages

Exciting, enchanting. A timeless classic. Made up reasons to drive to hear more of story.

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  • Sid Dee
  • 12-11-2017

One of the best translation of Ramayana.

Thank you for this Audiobook and the detailed descriptions. This book took me back to the Ramayana era and made me feel like I was a part of it. May be I was one of the monkey now assisting SP :p AGTSP AGTSG&SG

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  • Anand Shirodkar
  • 30-08-2021

Good story.. but bad reader

Story reader does not make justification to the story. Kind of lifeless voice. A machine would have read better.

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  • rahul
  • 09-10-2020

some parts of the story were not told.

some parts of the story are not told.
overall a decent write
voice kept changing in between giving a feeling someone else is reading.

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  • Don Lehman Jr
  • 26-08-2020

Missed key points in story

A blunt treatment of Ravanne. Lacked his extreme penance to receive Brahma boon. Read Henry version instead. Much more nuanced

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  • LH
  • 19-02-2019

Epic story, well read.

I always kind of knew the story. Now I feel I have a strong understanding.

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  • Vik
  • 18-11-2017

The narration and recording is poor.

You can hear someone hitting the mic once in a while. You can also hear him stressing on words that shouldn't be stressed upon. His pronunciation isn't the best of simple English words.

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  • Hammad Hammad
  • 04-06-2021

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  • Florian
  • 13-10-2017

recommended

first chaper not so great... but overall i found it quite interesting.
It s amazing how much they knew then about other worlds... 😊

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  • Dr Milind Chaudhary
  • 22-04-2021

eternal story. hard not to be swayed. JaiSriRam

such bravery, wisdom, so much emotion. so much sacrifice. they say just listening does something.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-01-2021

Great epic

Narration was good. The only slight issue was the slight change in volume from chapter to chapter. I don't think the first chapter is representative of the quality of the rest of the narration.

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  • Sonal Patel
  • 21-07-2020

Revolution for Righteousness - Ramayana

Krishna Dharma’s Ramayana, is enlightening entertainment with themes of ‘a hero’s journey’...and indeed a heroine’s.

Themes of love, loyalty, romance, duty, tragedy, tension, battles between forces of good and evil, friendship, deep parental affection, brotherhood and sisterhood, the equality of all living beings, and much much more, all centred securely on goodness and grace.

Why is this narration rare?

It is because outwardly, it appears to be entertainment.

But inwardly, if you allow it to, it can transform the entertainment, into the evolution of your character and consciousness. You can reach a higher and happier level of awareness and being.

The invaluable lessons and lives, of the powerful personalities mentioned, can become your daily meditation.

That part of you, who has a higher potential, can be fully realised and experienced, if you enthusiastically welcome the deeper messages of the Ramayana, into your mind, intellect and heart.

A successful person, is one who can be brave and courageous, like many characters in the Ramayana.

Inspired by their exceptional examples, we can also resolve conflicts and experience more joy, peace, love and trust, in our relationships with each other: as family, friends, colleagues at work, local communities and a global society.

And so the true benefit of hearing the Ramayana, lies in its application to our daily lives.

I know I have gained by applying it to my life already...and that is just from one hearing!

I am looking forward to hearing it again or reading the book, for the pages and repeated hearings of the Ramayana, will no doubt remain ever-fresh and new.

Krishna Dharma’s version is unique and different from other versions, as any literary work, is only as powerful as the real person behind its writing.

Having been fortunate to meet Krishna Dharma and his good wife Cintamani a few times in person, I can see their lives align with the teachings and treasures found within the Ramayana.

Thank you sincerely Krishna Dharma, with folded palms of gratitude !

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  • Plaucho
  • 01-10-2018

Way too shouty

The narration was a shouting rather than a reading. Found this less enjoyable than the Mahabharata by the same author

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  • Anand Kothari
  • 16-03-2018

A good listen

A good way to learn all about Ramayana. The authors voice does get a tad annoying but still an enjoyable listen with lots of detail. Iv definitely learnt something new from this!

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  • Gauranga
  • 11-10-2017

Fantastic

Amazing book ! Highly recommend, it bring story's of the Ramayana that many have not heard and re-tells them in great detail! 10/10

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