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Raavan

Enemy of Aryavarta
Written by: Amish Tripathi
Narrated by: Sagar Arya
Series: Ram Chandra
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (333 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Without the darkness, light has no purpose.

Without the villain, what would the gods do?

India, 3400 BCE.

A land in tumult, poverty and chaos. Most people suffer quietly. A few rebel. Some fight for a better world. Some for themselves. Some don’t give a damn. Raavan. Fathered by one of the most illustrious sages of the time. Blessed by the Gods with talents beyond all. Cursed by fate to be tested to the extremes.  

A formidable teenage pirate, he is filled with equal parts courage, cruelty and fearsome resolve. A resolve to be a giant among men, to conquer, plunder and seize the greatness that he thinks is his right.  

A man of contrasts, of brutal violence and scholarly knowledge. A man who will love without reward and kill without remorse.  

This exhilarating third book of the Ram Chandra series sheds light on Ravaan, the king of Lanka. And the light shines on darkness of the darkest kind. Is he the greatest villain in history or just a man in a dark place all the time?  

Listen to the epic tale of one of the most complex, violent, passionate and accomplished men of all time.

©2019 Amish Tripathi (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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truely great ending. 1st part was boring though.

Last 3 chapters r truely nail biting. but did turn a little bollywoody at the end. thought it wyd have some semblence to the original ramayan

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Good listening experience

Know the story of Ravan from different perspective. To know him you have to first unlearn what you know and learn his stories. Very logically explained events and encounters. Reasoning given through conversation on Dharma, Ayyappa Temple, Sita’s etc birth are excellent. Broadened my horizon. 5 starts for Amish and Sagar Arya ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Very Interesting Read

This book presents a very fine perspective of Ravan. Some interesting things in this book are The rise of Ravan as trader and then as a King, his personal life his human relationships and His leadership qualities. Very interesting read

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Bollywood drama all over

well this felt more like a don than raavan. then you may ask why 4 stars, nicely tied the story to ishkavu and Sita. I liked the plot how it all wraps up in the kidnapping of Sita. Only issue with this type of modernised version of Raamayan is we miss the great points of the atory, example raavan failed in the swayamvar, while taking sita he was unable to penetrate the Lakshman rekha, the great hanuman can leap the ocean if required,
I would definitely be interested to see how the final battle turns out.

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Loved it. waiting for the last book

a must read/listen book. awaiting the last book. you should even use female voice as narrator

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lost one star as original was better

enjoyed it . narrator was good too, a bit slog in the middle probably following the ODI cricket format

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Raavan, The personality what we don't know

I was waiting to listen or read this novel for a very long time. Once I finish the Sita novel this is obvious that I need to read this. It seems this is a journey, once again to Ramayana. Foreseen the events held in Lanka, this story revolves around Raavan and kumbhakarna brotherhood and a superb Twist in the tale (of Kanyakumari).
Love this book and awaiting for the next.
Mr Amish please hurry up!!!

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Superb!

I started the Ram series with a lot of apprehension because Iam coming with huge expectations post the Shiva trilogy. To my surprise, I actually quite liked this series so far. It's simple, authentic and touching. Don't come in with too many expectations, and you'll like it!

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awesome storyline and narration

i enjoyed every chapter of the book. it took me back to tretayug. the description of the characters is done very nicely.

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Raavan

interesting narration but it never mentioned it's part 1 in the beginning. good to listen.

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  • Sharon
  • 19-01-20

Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated!!

The narration was wonderful in this book! perfect pronounciations and modulations. cant wait for the next book :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-19

Enjoyed it!

Really well written fiction story! It does get little cruel in few chapters. Overall I was engaged through out this book.

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  • Intazaar
  • 08-10-19

fabulous

i just love this series... i have never heard a take on the mythology like this one

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  • Athavan Arunachalam
  • 07-11-19

Another Cliff-hanger

Everyone knows the story of Diwali, in where good "Ram" faces off bad "Raavan", but how many of you know the real reason why "Raavan" kidnapped "Sita" and the true image and character of the so call "10 headed demon"? Amish truly brings out this definition of the King of Lanka, with the love, pain and struggle he goes through the years and makes to think twice of the whole "good vs. bad".