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Karna's Wife

The Outcast's Queen
Written by: Kavita Kane
Narrated by: Shaheen Khan
Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

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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.

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Worth a read

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

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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.

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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