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The Ramayana is one of the best-known epics in the world. It is the tale of Rama, the Prince of Ayodhya, who exiles himself to the forest for 14 years to honor his father's Word.
In the forest, Rama, his wife, Sita, and his brother, Lakshmana, meet new friends and unusual foes, and each day brings new adventures. But Ravana of Lanka, the King of Demons, ruins it all by abducting Sita. To rescue her, Rama enlists the help of Hanuman and his monkey army.
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5 out of 5 stars
By FLBubba on 19-07-2016

Enchanting!

I was transported back to my childhood. It was like a combination of bedtime stories - the monsters of Grimm's fairy tales, kings, queens, princesses and princes - gods like those of Olympus - monkey armies like The Wizard of Oz...all at the same time! Artfully read with various voices and inflections. It truly was enchanting!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Iftekharul on 11-06-2016

Pretty OK on all dimensions, do recommend

Would you listen to The Ramayana again? Why?

Yeah, I might. It's targeted towards children, and I think it does a good job of it. The narrator did a pretty good job, it's clear he tried very hard. Sometimes, he might have tried a little too hard (faking a female voice with falsetto is generally a bad idea), but I'm happy to forgive those shortcomings. Yes, I would listen to it again.

What other book might you compare The Ramayana to and why?

I suppose it would be comparable to "Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths," by Bernard Evslin, in both tone and intent.

Which character – as performed by Samrat Chakrabarti – was your favorite?

His rendition of the male characters are pretty good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This is a funny question, I'm not sure why I'm being asked this.

Any additional comments?

In summary, although some aspects of it were a bit annoying, they didn't take anything away from the underlying experience. It is an important piece of our human heritage, and told well for a modern audience. I would recommend it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By A bloke from West Sussex on 23-07-2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the telling of this story

I'm fascinated by the ancient classics and found myself strangely addicted to this one as I listened. It is beautifully narrated, quite gripping in places with the odd unexpected twist. I particularly enjoy the moral undertones and insights into ancient views of God and evil and how it is depicted.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs A Higgins on 24-08-2016

Beautiful Beyond Words

A simple and delightful story about good versus evil and courage and love. Beautifully narrated.

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