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  • Ponniyin Selvan - Part 5 [The Son of Ponni, Part 5]

  • Written by: Kalki
  • Narrated by: Bombay Kannan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (303 ratings)

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Ponniyin Selvan - Part 5 [The Son of Ponni, Part 5]

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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Only half of the book available in audible

Looks like there are 91 chapters in this book. But only 45 chapters are available in audible. It’s left half way. This is really bad.

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Incomplete

Last 10 or so chapters missing, very disappointed to discover this in a paid version

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the book in audible is incomplete. last 10 chapter

last 10 chapter are Missing. I didn't expect this from audible. highly disappointed. please add the last few chapters

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Excellent

Excellent Narration.Please add more Tamil Novels in Audible. Kudos to Bombay Kannan and Team and especially to the person who Performs Nandhini’a voice. It is mesmerising

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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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God hand written story

No normal can create such a godly story. Creation was very much competitive with lord Bhrama.

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superb

excellent to listen. hats off to Mr. Venkatraman and Mr. Bombay Kannan team... excellent work...

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super

many reviews say that chapters are missing. please look for part 6. good music and performance

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this is not the last book

please check out part 6.. the remaining chapters are there.. amazing writing and excellent narration

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Kalki is great 👍

Fantastic narration and music background.
Especially this part has most of the twist and turns.

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  • Shanthi Shankar
  • 17-12-22

Awesome

Nice twist and turns. Story is really brings out a lot of historical events. The fictious characters are interesting.

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  • Ilam
  • 04-05-21

Excellent twists and story

Great narration and expressions from characters. Good music and the mist thrilling portion of the story so far.

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  • Chandhini Chenthil Kannan
  • 13-09-22

shocking

Great, amazing. I enjoyed the story more in the previous parts but this one had me gripped