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Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price.

3400 BCE. India.

Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He instead imposes his trade. Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency and corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracised prince. A prince they tried to break. A prince called Ram.

He loves his country, even when his countrymen torment him. He stands alone for the law. His band of brothers, his Sita, and he against the darkness of chaos.

Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfil the destiny of the Vishnu?

Begin an epic journey with Amish's latest: the Ram Chandra Series.

©2015 Amish Tripathi (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Interesting

The books as promised provides a new look to the story of Ramayana which we have been hearing from Cildhood.The events though have similarities to the original Ramayan but what stands out the context has been changed to provide a refreshing new vision to the story

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Average story with animated narration

The story line is average and as expected. It's the same genre as in shiva trilogy and there is nothing new to offer, felt the latter was better. In my opinion, Amish has to probably reinvent himself. And it's a brave attempt at a different style of narration but seemed to be animated at many occasions. The attempts to uplift the impact of the narration by changing the tone is so often counter productive. Overall an average story, an average setting with narration as the lowlight.

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Extremely well told story

Extremely well told story. Baffles how Amish gets into so much detailing and research. Quite a spectacle. Sagar does a good job of narration. Kept me glued

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Phenomenal.

I have been Amish's fan since Immortals of Meluha. And this is another fascinating book. I have read this book, but the audible gave my exquisite imagination of Ram, Sita and Laxman vivid colors. Amish has admirable good writing and imagination.

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loved it

can't express in words the genius of amish tripathi. bang on creation of ram chandra series.

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must read

loved it, awesome delivery of thought and emotions, a new version of ram and his concepts, moreover a very thoughtful thinking to collect modern issues

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Terrible narration

Terrible terrible narration, very bad voice acting. The reading is immature, childish and does not do justice to this genre.

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  • RA
  • 02-01-21

Very Entertaining! Thank you Amish and Sagar.

Story is very well-authored and narrated. Sagar does justice to the authors' well written story. His narration is immersive.

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The first word of every paragraph was missing, the feel of the story was spoiled

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Intriguing perspective of Ramayana

The perspectives of the Ramayana taken by the author deal with various questions across various domains: freedom, liberty vs laws, juvenile justice, aristocracy and their factions, the belief in the 'one God' and why that should not mean wrath to the non believers or polytheists, to polygamy vs monogamy. Lakshman says Ram dada wants to marry a lady he can bow down in admiration. The depiction of Sita as an able Prime Minister of Mithila, all these contemporary questions and ideas reflected in past stories makes the audience almost addicted to the book. great read and great listening on audible.

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  • Mandar G
  • 02-11-20

Great story telling

The story telling is awesome, keeps you glued to the story, great character build up

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  • Jenika C Doctor
  • 06-08-20

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Sagar made it very interesting and exciting. Excellent job narrating the story. He got into each character and expressed / enacted all scenes perfectly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-20

Really great book

Loved it all the way, thoughts provoking.. Probably should read by all the people especially in India.. Jay Sri 4am..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-19

Great Book!

It was really interesting to learn more even though it is a fiction version. Very well written.

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  • Jinesh
  • 31-07-19

Amazing story telling!

I did not think author would be able to do justice to great epic but I'm surprised.

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  • SRAVAN DHULIPALA
  • 25-07-19

changed the story to his liking and its boring

swayamvar episode was taken from mahabharata and wrote it to his liking. most of the story is modified to his liking. there were dates mentioned in the book like 7032 BC and places like Egypt, episodes like that of Dhenuka and I believe he didnt care of the credibility of the information. things that have happened already needs a thorough research before putting them on to paper. utterly ridiculous to write something in the name of creativity.

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  • SV
  • 11-07-19

Excellent!!

It’s an exquisite book with detailed description of every action taken place. Highly recommended to give it a listen!!

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  • Pinakeep
  • 03-06-19

Enticing Read

Really well written and very well performed. Please do not think its a retelling of Ramayana, this is a work of fiction inspired by Ramayana and a very good one I should say.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-05-19

Amazing book.

Amazing book. Completed it in just 3days. Hope someone makes this as a season. Amish is hugely talented.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-19

Awesome take on the mythology

Very well thought and written. With logical explanation to mythological fiction or stories. Loved the Story narration as well.

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  • Pragash
  • 11-11-17

Excellent story writing

Poor performance on audible(specially the moods and yelling irritates). . Apart from the issue with audio performance, the story was brilliant and written to the logic. It would have being great to understand the story from raavan side as well.

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  • Ash
  • 21-06-19

Beautiful enactment of 3000 year old script in modern language

Two reasons to read this book. Fact one that original was written 3000 years ago is a reason enough. Secondly that original scripture refers to another Vedic scripture predating this one by another 3000 years, shows how unlearned we are today.

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  • loyalvalue
  • 26-04-18

wonderful book

loved it. a wonderful audiobook. amish has done a great job. God bless you... thanks...

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  • Gurbir Gill
  • 16-11-17

awesome

i loved it. More books like this please. looking forward to the next parts. I am sure they will be as amazing as this one.