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  • Ponniyin Selvan - Part 2 [The Son of Ponni, Part 2]

  • Written by: Kalki
  • Narrated by: Bombay Kannan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (500 ratings)

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Ponniyin Selvan - Part 2 [The Son of Ponni, Part 2]

Written by: Kalki
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Publisher's Summary

Ponniyin Selvan is a historical novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy, written in Tamil. In five volumes, it tells the story of early days of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I. The book took more than three years to write; Kalki visited Sri Lanka three times to gather information for it.

Ponniyin Selvan is widely considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written in Tamil literature. It was first published as a series in the Kalki, a Tamil language magazine, during the 1950s and was later integrated into a novel. The craze for the series, which was published weekly, was such that it elevated the magazine circulation to reach a staggering figure of 71,366 copies - no mean achievement in a newly independent India.

Even today, the novel has a cult following and fan base among people of all generations. The book continues to be admired and garner critical acclaim for its tightly woven plot and vivid narration, the wit of the dialogue, and the way in which the power struggle and intrigues of the Chola empire were depicted.

Please note: This audiobook is in Tamil.

©1951 Nationalised (P)2019 Pustaka Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

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Good audio track with good bgm

Narrator was good..sometimes thought the voice wasn't suiting the character..later got used to it.nice experience.

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This is the best audio book ever. The narration, voice, dubbing, music and the intensity as in the book is awesome.

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  • 23-12-22

An immersive experience.

A 10 out 5 star rating, in my opinion would be underrated for this book. Amazing experience. To imagine to finish such an epic in a week is possible only through this narrative. Amazing work by the team. The power of narration is such that I could see the story while being narrated.

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Thoroughly enjoyable dramatization

Loved the dramatization of the novel, all performances were authentic to the Era. And the music was perfectly appropriate

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Great Audio Book, but with a missing chapter

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Leaving this feedback here just so that you guys could add the missing Chapter (Chapter 54).
Chapter 1 in the Audio book is the recap of Part 1. Chapter 2 starts as "Adhyayam 1" (as in Chapter 1). So, Chapter 54 in the Audio book was actually Chapter 53, anc Chapter 54 was missed out. Realized this when I started listening to Part 3, and the recap had events that I hadn't heard (presumably Chapter 54 of Part 2). This might be applicable to the other Parts with a recap chapter. Please have it corrected. Thanks...

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An important chapter is missing

A chapter is missing in this part, it is an important part. Quite disappointing. But it is totally a well done audio book.

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Great

Once you begin you will be taken to Chola dynasty.

Even after stop listening POONGULALI song it is reverberating in my heart.

Outstanding........!

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International Quality

The work behind this audiobook was extraordinary, It cannot be benchmarked with other audiobooks. out of the word. each and every voice was made for this audiobook.

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Amazing novel with equally amazing narration

The narration teleports us to where Vandhiyathevan is and we become a part of this historical novel. eager to start the next part.

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An Immortal Classic!

This is an excellent narration of Kalki’s immortal classic. The style of reading picturesquely brings out every character and every emotion.

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  • 19-10-22

Enjoyable. Especially LOTR background score 😂

The story itself needs no review. The narration, voice actors have done an amazing job. The lotr background score being used here was a funny but apt for an epic saga like this.

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  • Joe Peter
  • 14-10-22

Back ground music was too loud

The back ground scores at some scenarios was really good, At some places, it was too loud to hear the narration. The melodies of the songs were not that impressive.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-22

Excellent narration

ponniyin selvan is an epic that should reach a large audience to get to know the rich chola dynasty along with fictional characters and story sequences that keep us guessing what next ! kalki, you have given us something that is loved by millennials as well!

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  • Purnima Padmanabhan
  • 07-09-22

Highly highly recommend!

Brilliantly done by Bombay Kannan and friends. The story of Ponniyin Selvan of course is one that we all have known and loved, but the narration and dialogue by the different voice artists transports us to another dimension. Special shout-out to the artist who played Prince Arulmozhi Varmar, he exhibited the perfect blend of sedate and regal. Wonderful experience listening to the book overall!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-08-22

Beautiful rendition

Top quality voice, enacting and music. Felt like it I was physically present in the middle of all the action! Fantastic!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-22

The story plot that built a cult following deserves its status every bit

Cult story that helps foster pride in the history of Chola kingdom . Riveting storyteller that Kalki is and Bombay kannan s reading brings this classic to new heights . Dasarathy s voice over as One of the main characters would have embellished this further . I have hunted for this version high and low before finding it on audible

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  • Viyan Giri
  • 19-05-21

Simply outstanding

Extremely well done audiobook. This is not just one person reading from the book. Multiple voices used for conversations makes it sound like an enactment. Background score matching each scene is a great addition.

Could have used more majestic voices for Vandhiyathevan and Arul Mozhi Varmar.

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  • Arunaa
  • 06-01-21

An Audible Feast of the Legendary Epic Series

Outstanding narration! Background music, the various narrators depicting each character altogether were an audible feast brought to life. The diction and intonation hooked me. Excellent audiobook narration by Bombay Kannan.

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  • Chandhini Chenthil Kannan
  • 09-09-22

I don't want this story to end.

I wish to stay with me these characters forever. they.make me happy. Great music.

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  • Hari Krishnan
  • 31-07-22

Great follow-up

Wonderful storytelling by Kalki. A great follow-up to the first part. Ponniyin Selvan is a masterpiece!