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Harappa

Curse of the Blood River
Written by: Vineet Bajpai
Narrated by: Neel Chaudhuri
Series: Harappa
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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2017, Delhi - Vidyut’s dying ancestor summons him to Banaras. The old Brahmin chieftain of the Dev-Raakshasa Matth, or the God-Demon Clan, bears a chilling secret. Their bloodline carries an ancient curse that will plague mankind - towards its own violent extinction.   

1700 BCE, Harappa - Harappa is a magnificent city on the banks of the mighty Saraswati river. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta, paving the way for his devastating revenge...and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation.   

2017, Paris - The world’s most powerful religious institution is rattled. Europe’s dreaded crime lord meets a mysterious man in Paris. A lethal assassin boards a train, as Rome fears the worst. The prophesied devta has returned.   

What connects Banaras, Harappa and Rome? What was the ancient curse, and who was the last devta? What is the terrible secret behind the fall of the colossal Indus Valley? Listen on as you travel through a saga of deceit and violence, gods and demons, love and ambition.

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loved it

excellent imagination. excellent Transition between two era. excellent narration. suspense , when the 7th saptha rushui revealed who he was the moment is in imaginable

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extremely average

the book is extremely average. the storyline lacks any nuance and the author is not at all convincing of his theories. it's like Chetan Bhagat writing the Meluha series

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Goosebumps man. must read for all.

everything in this story is pure delight and the art of story telling is just beyond words. i was hooked to it and now cant wanit to read next part.

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Thrilling, Captivating and chilling

One of the best reads on the Harappa civilisation and connection to modern day story

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Mix of all worlds

Well, I am pretty confused as the plot is so common and storyline is very predictive, however the premise of the plot Harrapa was very heavy and luring... It's very difficult to understand why the author have taken the best of these genre novels, mix it well and plated in the form of novel when he could have done more dip test in history backed by historical evidences. These genre of book could have dished out lot of more insight of the lost history however it felt that the history was used just to add flavor to the novel.. If felt like the story is weaved around the notable name of Harrapa and no effort taken to ensure that the story line is not in lines with conspiracy theories and no reference bibliography have mentioned to entice the audience and add weight to the story.. Now it felt like a fable for an young adult which is just like masala movie.

Expect more from such genre and somehow dissatisfied.

The performance is unnecessarily dramatized which is not needed as the audience is not kids but adults. Also the essence of the story gets diluted when the performer needlessly do the voice modulation and make the grim situation laughable. Read it maturely to make more impact I felt.

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well narrated

the story is well narrated and it's interesting to listen. requires full attention of the listener

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What a gripping book !!!

Just sat through listening to the book in one straight session. The book is worth binging..
Now want to eagerly get to Pralay and Kashi.. the part 2 and 3 !
Can't wait...

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overall nice experience

this is the first audio book I have listened to. I was a bit skeptical about listening to it. overall it was a very good experience. I enjoyed listening to the book. narration by Neel chaudhuri is awesome.