Get Your Free Audiobook

After 30 days, Audible is ₹199/mo. Cancel anytime.

OR

Publisher's Summary

Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen tells the extraordinary story of Karna, the unsung hero of the Mahabharata, through the eyes of his wife, Uruvi, bringing his story to the listener from a unique perspective. An accomplished Kshatriya princess who falls in love with and dares to choose the sutaputra over Arjun, Uruvi must come to terms with the social implications of her marriage and learn to use her love and intelligence to be accepted by Karna and his family. Though she becomes his mainstay, counselling and guiding him, his blind allegiance to Duryodhana is beyond her power to change.

The story of Uruvi and Karna unfolds against the backdrop of the struggle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. As events build up leading to the great war of the Mahabharata, Uruvi is a witness to the twists and turns of Karna's fate and how it is inextricably linked to divine design. A splendid saga from the pages of the Mahabharata, Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen brings its characters alive in all their majesty.

©2013 Kavita Kané (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about Karna's Wife

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good story, poor narrator.

Narrator should learn to pronounce the names correctly. Not sure if it was intentional or just shear ignorance.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

narrator ruins the audiobook

the narrator mispronounces almost all the names in the story effectively ruining the experience. the characters who's names she slaughters are ones I grew up listening. what a shame that people insist on getting British narrators for indian stories!
the narrator also emotes ineffectively, changes the tone of characters throughout keeping you confused.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Worth a read

Only lag was incorrect pronunciations. Overall, I enjoyed thoroughly while listening to urvi's side of story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A nice narration overall

The book is good. Narration is also spot on with intonations and voice reflections for various personalities. The narration takes care of emotions portrayed in the book.

Some downsides are the pronunciations that will pinch you at the wrong moments.
Sut-A-Putra, K-Shatriya, etc will bring you out of context many times.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding book, loved it

Narration was really good, with few words pronounced incorrectly.
E.g. Bhishma Pitamah as Bhishma Pittamah, Bhima as Bhimma, kshitriya as k-shatriya

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved the book and it came to life with the vibrant voice.

The voice was so beautiful and depicted Urvis feelings so well. It felt like I was watching a real time play. Excellent narration by Shaheen Khan!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it

Loved the book, got to know about Karna from a different angle. The narration could have been better, sometimes it even takes u out of the story. But nevertheless story was well written and simply awesome. Enjoyed it a lot.