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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 (126 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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A great experience

loved it. the way present and past has been related is too good. very good narration.

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The Krishna Key - Perfect Thriller

This is my first book by the author and it did not disappoint. The author has done a good research that has immensely helped to make it good fictional thriller, except that it somewhat resembles to Dan Brown's writings. The beauty of the book is that it moves on two timelines at the same time - the story of Krishna and Prof. Saini's quest for the killer. The book also tries to scientifically prove the existence of Krishna and events of Mahabharta through several archeological findings. Of course, there is also an element of conspiracy theory. Overall a very intruiging listening wrapped in thrill and excitement.

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Gripping. Extremely informative...I loved it

Has been very well researched ...the end is extremely touching and sums up lhe philosophy that The power is within us

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Ending le dubi

i was referred this book by a friend. well the story is amazing the twist and suspense is great but ending is not as expected.

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most typical story and worst performance

I'm really not whether it's performance which was bad or story. pls avoid if you can

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wonderful, couldn't stop listening

narrator very nice but loud at times, synchronization of Krishna and the story was good

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Average

must appreciate the research done for writing. But long narratives and plot gaps make it boring.

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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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  • 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.