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  • Ponniyin Selvan - Part 3 [The Son of Ponni, Part 3]

  • Written by: Kalki
  • Narrated by: Bombay Kannan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (396 ratings)

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Ponniyin Selvan - Part 3 [The Son of Ponni, Part 3]

Written by: Kalki
Narrated by: Bombay Kannan
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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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Chapter 15 is missing !!

Audio book is excellent. But one chapter is missing inbetween. Otherwise everything was so good !!

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Excellent expect it is missing chapter 15

Would be nice if the publisher can add chapter 15. Would love to listen that part.

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Awesome rendition of the novel!

Loved the way the novel is presented in Audible. when you close your eyes and listen, you'll see the entire novel enacted in your mind! each character is enacted by a voice, this book is more a drama rendition and I loved the way it is portrayed!

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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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Amazing Narration

Hats off to the entire narration team. Different voice over for different charector felt like watching a movie.

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Great Audiobook Book

The team work was out of this world. BGM could be improvised. Moving towards the next part. Kunthavi voice was extraordinary.

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Missing parts

Some parts are missing from the story. Chapter 16 is not complete. Please make sure to update the story.

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great work

superb. wonderful work by Bombay Kannan and his team. excellent. no more words to express.

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Chapters missing

Some chapters from the book are missed out in the audiobook(part 3).. Hope it's rectified soon

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Tamil feel proud of this

An excellent Story. Really Tamil feels a awesome proud, because of this. Thank u for everyone to make to me know the entire history of Chozha Kingdom 👑 and Raja Raja Chozhan.

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  • 30-08-22

missing one episode

one episode missing - moved from 14 directly to 16th adhyayam. think this was because of an off by one numbering error

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  • Arch
  • 30-10-22

Chapter 15 is missing

Chapter 15 is missing. I had to read a epub I have before I could continue with the next chapter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-22

Kalki - an amazing outstanding story teller

Kalki s magnum opus is brought to life beautifully by Bombay Kannan and crew . I absolutely loved it

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  • Anandakumar
  • 01-08-22

Best rendition

Glad that I came across this. Thanks to the entire team. Top notch performance and bgm.

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  • Priya
  • 27-12-22

Exceptional

Very well told with background music and conversations, it takes you back in times and exceptional story telling