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The Krishna Key

Written by: Ashwin Sanghi
Narrated by: Nikesh Patel
Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
4 out of 5 stars (217 ratings)

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Five thousand years ago, there came to earth a magical being called Krishna, who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age - the Kaliyug.

In modern times a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar.

Only, he is a serial killer.

In this heart-stopping tale, the arrival of a murderer who executes his gruesome and brilliantly thought-out schemes in the name of God is the first clue to a sinister conspiracy to expose an ancient secret - Krishna's priceless legacy to mankind.

Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must breathlessly dash from the submerged remains of Dwarka and the mysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heights of Mount Kailash in a quest to discover the cryptic location of Krishna's most prized possession. From the sand-washed ruins of Kalibangan to a Vrindavan temple destroyed by Aurangzeb, Saini must also delve into antiquity to prevent a gross miscarriage of justice.

From the best-selling author of The Rozabal Line and Chanakya's Chant comes yet another exhaustively researched whopper of a plot, which provides an incredible alternative interpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relished by conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts alike. Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi are considered to be the frontrunners in historical and mythological retelling. This book is part of that trend.

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Hate the forced Indian accent

Indians do not have this harsh accent ironically narration was in Indian (normal) accent but dialogue feels forced Indian accent which was unnecessary and resulted in a very bad experience of this interesting and awesome book/story

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  • SN
  • 01-06-19

Good story with a lot of things to ponder on.

Loved the way Mahabharata and the Krishna Key rolled along. Several interesting things to read more upon enhanced the overall experience.

Narrated very well, but I expected better Sanskrit pronunciation by an Indian / Indian origin narrator.

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Great listening. Wonderful story...

I liked it a lot, kept me hooked throughout. Very good research done. It was lovely browsing through mahabharata story in the background!

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Overall good. Not the best

I wrote this review for the audible version of the English book.

The author tried his best efforts to make an Indian version of Dan Brown universe. There are visible similarities in the book “the lost symbol” and this one. While one focuses on the European and biblical stories, the other one talks about the indian mythology and puranas in a similar fashion. That being said, I still found the book overall enticing. Some of the twists are good enough to keep the reader engaging.

Next, I just want to praise the author for a great attempt to glorify (in a good way) the importance of vedic and puranic wisdom . However, I believe that enforcing those ideas in a justifiable story made the story loose its grip at some places. It felt forced, which is okay as it’s fiction and the author is at liberty to use his space as he likes.

To conclude, a good read but not the best one. :)

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Terrible misconceptions on Mahabharat, dull story

I pity innocent people reading this book and rubbing off the author's incomplete knowledge and gross misconceptions of the story and characters of Mahabharata.

The story begins with a very interesting turn of eventsz but sadly falls flat and turns dull as it progresses. The author's maturity levels are that of a teenager. So a grand premise in the story is utterly wasted on senseless character development sagas.

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Too short chapters

The individual chapter are too short for a audiobook. Even so it's an interesting book. Plot is very nice.

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Good story line, Informative. very 'Dan Brown'

Very bad narrator. the pronunciation is not clear for many of the English words as well, let alone the sanskrit words.

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Very Enriching Experience !!

Such a well researched book and it was presented equally well. Hats off to the author for this extraordinary work. This was my first book written by Ashwin Sanghi and I thoroughly enjoyed. All the best for his next book !!

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intriguing

very captivating story. lot of facts given around make you really believe in it. don't miss

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Good Book

Liked it. It is very interesting for those who have interest in mythology. In this the author has tried to link mythology with actual facts through various historical and research data. It is conveyed in the form of thriller story , which is interesting

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  • Pritesh Krishnakumar
  • 19-06-19

Bad

huge let down from Chanakya Chant..consult a real scientist before making scientific statements ..struggle to hear thru it

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  • Shubham
  • 14-03-18

Loved it !

A perfect combination of Lord Krishna's story and thrills that keep you invested in the parallel modern tale !
Every mythology enthusiast must read it !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-17

amazing

I love a good mystery and have always wondered about the mysteries in Indian mythology. this book is the perfect mixture of Krishna and crime solving..... loved the narration. All in all a great experience

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-19

Review for Krishna Key

great story. writer has dwelled into the finest nitti grities of the historic relevance of the maharata and monutemts esp the temples of lord Shiva. extremely cautious with his choice of words, this is one of the finest reqds. narrator have done complete justice to the writers work. people with some sense or liking to historic references will surely live this work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-20

Book is great, narrator is horrible

loved the story, but the narrator selection is very bad. This guy does not know how to say satyabhama, instead he is spelling it as satyabhum. come on man

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  • Tanuj
  • 28-08-19

A let down

I was really excited for this book. I had heard from a friend that it's a bit like Da Vinci's code, but set in India. For the most part, that is correct. I really liked the set up that Sanghi delivers in the first part of the book. The characters, the premise, the parallels drawn between the past and the present are all very intriguing and exciting prospects. But as the story moves on, the writing becomes quite lethargic and relies too much on pompous explanations by various characters to proceed the story. At this juncture, the tedious explanations are mistaken as the story. Even the dialogues are pretty unrealistic in the latter stages of the book. However, the most annoying thing about the book turned out to be the aggressive saffronisation that Sanghi fervently projects. When it began, it did seem exciting, but when he does that for almost everything under the sun and in the world, it just seemed like a serious episode of 'Goodness Gracious Me' where the Indian dad thinks everything famous in the world is originally Indian (here it was 'everything is 'Hindu'). After a point, you could just guess what would he saffronise next. The mythological aspect of the book was great, and possibly the thing that made me want to finish the book. The interesting theories that Sanghi began the book with had me hoping that he would set up an exciting end, but it was rather stale, predictable and boring. The treatment of the characters from the mid way point was also a huge let down. I'll still give Chankaya's Chant a go and see if things are better over there, but after this book, I will keep my expectations in check.