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The Mahabharata Secret

Written by: Christopher C. Doyle
Narrated by: Swetanshu Bora
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

244 BC

Asoka the Great discovers an ancient and terrible secret - a secret buried deep in the Mahabharata; a secret that could destroy the world; a secret hidden away for over 2,300 years....

Present Day

A retired nuclear scientist is murdered. He leaves only emails with clues for his nephew. He and his friends follow a trail through ciphers and 2,000-year-old ruins. Pursued by powerful dark forces, caught between the secrets of the past and the intrigues of the present, can they unravel the mystery before an unspeakable horror is unleashed on the world?

©2013 Christopher C. Doyle (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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Nice story with abrupt end...

The author has done good research to write this book. From Mahabharat to Samrat Ashok to modern day challenges, every point is covered properly.

However, some points as stated below should have been included:
1. IB and other agencies are clue-less about activities of famous scientists and presence of terrorists around NCR.
2. How terrorists avoid attention of police despite moving in a fleet of SUVs and roam in different states?
3. In last chapter, the story ends abruptly. What happens to terrorists? Is their leader captured? What happens to Dr. Shukla and Radha? Why does not Vijay include his friends to the group of 9? What happens to Prof Greg and Terence?
4. How does Radha, despite being a nuclear physicist, get such a long time to spend with this group?

I hope there is no second part of this book to find answers of above questions.

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Thriller

Narrated well. Fast paced plot and the narrative kept me interested as it brought alive the characters.

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So much to learn from Mahabharata

Christopher, I have joined your Quest club. your books are very much enlightening. I have started learning Sanskrit solely because of you now. Thank you
One thing I'm still unclear is you have mentioned through Imran that Radha was taken to middle East and I believe all are assuming that she is dead. is she?
Ever since the "Secret of Nagas", I have become an ardent fant of Swetanshu Bora. especially differentiating between the voice of Parvateshwar and Ganesh. I didn't see any exceptions with the narration in this series as well. Brilliant is not the word to describe Swentanshu

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Amazing

great story
good voice changes for different characters
different tones for different situations
loved it

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rip of off the da vinchi code

why I am giving it one star is because this story is almost taken from da vinchi code. but with some Indian twist. I thought it LL be something else but it was disappointing

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Less of Mahabharata and more of King Ashoka

it's a good engaging story, but was expecting more Mahabharata. well narrated, but could be better with two narrator as there were many characters.

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Well written but not written enough.

The secret of the 9 unknow is now relatively common knowledge, but the twist that the author introduced was both captivating and intriguing to say the least. The structure in which the story is told definitely deservs praise and shows the writer's proficiency in his field. However there is a giant issue with the story and that is the lack of any sort of character development. The story consumes it self so much in the tail of the unknown and the way to unvail it's secret's that it gives little to no time trying to persuade the reader to connect with the character's. At time's, I found myself caring less about the main character and more about the secret that i knew will be unvailed as soon as the character's termoil ends, infact i found secondry characters like Colin and Mishra more compelling than main players like Vijay, Radha, White and Bhim singh, simply because they were well written as secondary characters but the main protagonist along with his love intrest and the antagonist's were not written enough.

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Good book

Loved it. Very nice storyline and novel concept

Little bit lengthy but flow was good.

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Entertaining

very interesting sequence of events with real world intersections and a fitting end, very entertaining

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suspense, drama

it was ok but the last few chapters were too much of a drag, they could have easily shortened it to another 40 min