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Ankit Singh

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predictable twists

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-20

the story is not much about Mahabharata its only about one secret technology of that time. Twists are predictable. First half of the book was boring but from chapter 28 book became interesting. but as a whole I have no intention to read another book by same author. narration was fine. PS- its a fiction and does not include much mythology.

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excellent narration

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-20

voice modulation is out stunning narrator gets the characters alive. story revolves around a mystic yogi with supernatural powers.

Hindi classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-20

one of the classics of Hindi literature. narration is outstanding. it feels like the characters have come alive. The story revolves around Nirmala. the novel describes life of old times, relation between stepmother and children, the burden of a girl child etc. Premchand had mastery in describing the Psyche of every character. this novel had been adapted in a TV series which you can watch online but the reading is much more elaborated and amusing. If you can understand Hindi this one is a must read.

India of that time

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-20

in this book Jim Corbett has described Indian people there culture, clothing, customs etc. there is no where you find any thrilling forest hunting experiences. In this book there are only some encounters with wild animals since his life has been around jungle but here he has not described it for the the wildlife part but more connected the wildlife with people in village. Anyone who want to have a look at the early 20th century Indian village life should read this. after reading this book you will find how innocent Indians have been in that times.
narration was satisfactory. At the beginning you will find the narration to be semi robotic but after a few chapters you will see the narration has improved.

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a weekend read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-20

its an autobiography of a journalist and not a courtroom drama as the title might suggest you. the book has maintained a flow. chapters are divided in stories that follow the author's experience and exchange of words with a particular person. In initial chapters he describes his childhood, his wife and his career. He has revealed the background stories of interviews he has done. there are chapters on Narendra Modi, Jayalalitha, Benazir Bhutto, story of Amitabh Bachchan and so on.
the narrator has used more of a British accent, his voice modulation makes the book fun to listen to, it was enjoyable he has done it in a proper way by taking the pauses wherever necessary and using the punctuation expressions. But Hindi was not so admirable.
who should buy this book- if you have some interest in journalism or politics (certainly you might have watched some videos of interviews of Narendra Modi, Jayalalitha amithab bachchan with Karan Thapar).

Book for fans

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-20

this book does not give you any philosophical advice or life lesson. It is a book for fans of Rishi kapoor otherwise before you want to read it you must watch some movies like bobby, laila majnu, chandni, hum kisi se kam nahi and karz if not full movies than trailers because he has talked about the picturization and related stories. It is an autobiography which is not chronologically designed but it will go as factors as in there are chapters on his father, Neetu kapoor, his children, friends and movies etc. so chapter on father would describe his relation with his father from beginning to his death so goes with other chapters. About narration - the narrator has similar voice as of Rishi kapoor. Some hindi phrases are used and there narrations fail. overall if you want to read to find some masala disclouser then there are a few but these are not the selling point of the book. This book is for his fans.

one time read

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-20

this book can be considered an updated version of the book "10 judgments that changed India". legal provisions and law reference is given, first year law students should read it once. It covers mostly the constitutional cases, if you are constitutional law student this book can be a summary course for your fundamental rights LLB. The narrator was good but if you find 'proper american accent' more comfortable than you may be disappointed. I bought this audiobook instead of getting it in exchange of credit.