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  • Ponniyin Selvan - Part 4 [The Son of Ponni, Part 4]

  • Written by: Kalki
  • Narrated by: Bombay Kannan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (341 ratings)

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Ponniyin Selvan - Part 4 [The Son of Ponni, Part 4]

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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Extraordinary!!

Intriguing and true to all the hype. Loved it. Narration was fantastic too. Great job team.

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best ever Dont miss it

am just going to 5th part now .
amazing story. an amazing team work.

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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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Awesome

Thank you so much for such a great presentation. Moving towards the next part.

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Best Audio book

one of the best audio books to listen. great work by Bombay Kannan and his team. all the very best to the team and hearty congratulations.

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Fantastic experience overall

I started reading the book as I am very comfortable and like reading Tamil. Still, I thought why not try the audible experience and tried book 1. But, I was completely blown by the whole experience. I would dare say it is even better than the movie. Highly recommend this series to those who want to read the novel in its originality. Especially loved the songs, background music and the passionate narration. Hats off.

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Review of tamil master piece

Ponniyin selvan is more than just a book. It takes us to chola times with excellent narration of how kings and people lived. It improves our listening skills and how the beautiful Tamil language is written by Kalki

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Good one

Seems like I heard this story somewhere, but not sure. Excellent narration, and sound effects.

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fantastic and mind blowing story entire audio wow

loved it at all phases of the story , what imagination the writer had .... wow

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Mesmerizing!

No doubt, the best audio book I have ever listened to . Thank you Bombay Kannan!

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  • 03-12-22

Story plot is getting more interesting


Was fantastic reading and vandiyathevan is the best . Love how the characters have evolved as the story progresses

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  • Chandhini Chenthil Kannan
  • 12-09-22

wonderful song at the end, shocking storyline

I loved it, finished the stretch in one day. How interesting but true to human nature it is.

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  • Priya
  • 04-01-23

Very exceptional

Well told with music and dialogues it takes you to the chola period and must listen