Summary

The great Indian epic - the Ramayana - has been told and retold over thousands of years by poets, performers, and writers. It is a tale of courage and fear, love and hate, devotion and betrayal. The epic spans the three worlds of gods, humans, and demons. Here, the forces of good and evil collide, locked in a battle for the ultimate supremacy. Rama, the crown prince of Kosala, descendent of the timeless Surya dynasty, must face unimaginable danger, but what lies in his destiny?
©2016 Puranas Ltd (P)2016 Puranas Ltd
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Critic reviews

The Times, UK
"'Like Lion cubs, the little princes played...Ravana’s 10 heads swung towards his generals...Kumbhakarna stomped on to the battlefield, flinging a dead elephant as if it was a toy.' Laconic, colourful phrasings and crystal-clear enunciation make Ayur and Shreyas Pulle’s retelling of the epic story of how Lord Rama rescues his wife, Sita, from the demon king Ravana ring on in the mind. Good for adults and children." (Christina Hardyment, The Times, 24/11/2017)
Royal National Institute for Blind (RNIB)
“A great version of the Diwali story for young people.” 
"The young authors have kindly given RNIB a copy of this wonderful version of the Diwali story to turn into Braille, Giant Print, and Daisy Audio so that the blind and the partially-sighted can enjoy it too. This is a great version of an epic story. It is aimed at children and perhaps because it was written by young people for young people it has a clarity of story without being patronizing. The writers do a lovely job of voicing the characters and I really think that young people will enjoy the story being told to them by their peers instead of an by an adult. I would recommend it to any young person studying Diwali for school or who loves reading great mythic stories." (Lynne Livingstone, RNIB library on 16/11/2016)
AudioFile Magazine (US)   
"Inspired by a discussion with their family about reading the traditional Indian epic during the school term, brothers Shreyas and Ayur Pulle were inspired to write a simplified version and record it for young listeners. The audio result is a pleasant gloss of the complex classic, with the excision of its more violent scenes and salacious passages, and the addition of brief musical interludes to separate scenes. The brothers do an excellent job of performing their version together, smoothly adopting character roles from time to time and trading narrative passages. Their youth is apparent in the timbre of their voices, along with the abbreviated form they provide for the epic, makes this a treat for both children and families." (F.M.R.G. ©AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine {Published January 2018})
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5 out of 5 stars
By Geetha on 28-08-16

Well executed!

Would you listen to Ramayana again? Why?

Would most definitely listen to Ramayana. The book captures important events briefly enough to retain the attention of listeners without missing out on crucial details. Caters to variety of audience.

Any additional comments?

Both the authors has a great sense and clarity of the character they played which was visible in the way voice modulations were carried out. Kudos to the team.You should definitely make more such books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 14-05-18

Great

It was great to listen to. As a British person with no faith it's great to learn more about an Indian Epic. I enjoyed the pace of the story telling and the character development by each of the narrator's. Well done!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Krishna Pandari on 20-10-16

"A remarkable listening experience "

It was very refreshing to find such a well written and fine rendition of this classic.
By using well-crafted dialect , authentic sounding accents, Shreyas and Ayur believably dramatizes the wide range of characters in Ramayana.The narration captured the emotional heart of this audiobook.
The different character voices were quite distinct and it was easy to stay with the storyline.
I highly recommend this book on Audible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 18-10-16

Proud of the idea and perfect narration!

Years of hard work, perseverance and shraddha has resulted in a lively, interesting retelling of the ancient epic. Kudos to the boys and their parents in bringing out a classic in a new format. The flute interlude is simple and just apt. Look forward to more such presentations. Anuradha , Gautama, Atreya

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