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A Pallava prince travels to Cambodia to be crowned king, carrying with him secrets that will be the cause of great wars many centuries later.

A Buddhist monk in ancient China treks south to India, searching for the missing pieces of a puzzle that could make his emperor all-powerful.

A Neolithic tribe fights to preserve their sacred knowledge, oblivious to the war drums on the Indo-China border.

Meanwhile, far away in the temple town of Kanchipuram, a reclusive scientist deciphers ancient texts even as a team of secret agents shadows his every move.

Caught in the storm is a young investigator with a complex past of her own, who must race against time to maintain the balance of power in the new world.

Welcome back to the exciting and shadowy world of Ashwin Sanghi, where myth and history blend into edge-of-the-seat action.

©2020 Ashwin Sanghi, 2020 (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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The Vault of Vishnu

Heard the audio version of The vault of vishnu.... amazing it was... tremendous knowledge of history,science , politics,what not.... My heartfelt appreciations to Aswin Sanghi The reader was very good. The voice modulations made us feel life like. A small suggestion... while reading sanskrit text,the pronunciation is not correct... it is like an European or American reading sanskrit... When we can be phonetically great in English... why can't in sanskrit?.. please concentrate on that especially when you read mantras you have to be more careful as misreading leads to complications as you know... Thank you for such a great work...

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Great story, narration. Found a bit subdued though

Great narration, well developed characters and interesting plot. Though I personally like more thrill and excitement in my novels, this was more subdued in comparison.

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Good concept. Could have been better.

Effort given by writer in performing the research to such a complex story is highly appreciated. Parallel narration of the story was good. Felt towards end, story is being abruptly ended. Character of all powerful people who were in negative shade came to an end with a easy and predictable plot. Too much of accent has been used in this story which could have been avoided.

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The pronunciation of Pallava or anything related to south india names were very bad i wish the narrator had taken some effort to get this correct.

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Faulty narration

It was disheartening to listen to an Indian pronouncing Hindi words as a westerner would do. The ‘a’ sound at the end of each Hindi word is natural to a westerner as he can’t help it but butchers the Hindi language when done deliberately by an Indian. The story too was in the realm of fantasy, with flawed knowledge of Indian army.

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Historical connectedness of the Indian ocean rim

Narration: voice, pitch, clarity & dramatization perfect. Story: Begins in a little unorganized manner, but starts becoming very interesting as it ages like wine. It demonstrates the connectedness of the Indian ocean rim through mythology, history & ancient medicinal miracles driven by quests of curious folks driven by sheer passion. All of it has been demonstrated through two parallel stories that unfold in an animating manner. One of them being that of the great Chinese traveller Huen Sang & other of an Indian intelligence officer who is seeking answers to Advantage of Chinese troops during Indo-Chinese border tension emerging from mystical Indian historical secrets that were brought to China historically multiple times over hundreds of years.

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An interesting story but not a great narration

I liked the story, though a large part wasn’t relevant to the story. Narration could have been better. The narrator didn’t pronounce the words properly. It’s time that we Indians take pride in pronouncing words typical to our language, in our own tone rather that to suit the west world. Words like wrath was pronounced wrong. Story narration should bring life to story and not take away.

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Atlas of the past

it is more like a geographical description of the Indian subcontinent and China. Too much detailing on the landscape. could have been fast paced. The story was 50% of the content rest was all a lesson in geography.

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An ok book

Not that great compare to earlier releases of Ashwin Sanghi, the built up was a lot put plot was predictable and end didn't live upto the expectation.

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Good mix of history and science

Interesting plot and we'll written. The end seemed a bit of a let down for me considering the depth and details the author went into for the earlier chapters. The performer's pronunciation was an issue. Not only did he get Sanskrit and tamil words wrong, even many English words were wrongly pronounced. But I'll give him full credit for his narration, expressions especially when there are dialogues between characters.

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  • ND😎
  • 16-09-20

The narrator made it a bad experience

Very bad narration . I would rather read the book than listen to this narration. Could have been better.

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  • rottndachs
  • 10-07-20

Couldn't Finish

Narrator was terrible. Couldn't follow because of his narration skills. He long paused when it wasn't necessary. Returning this book.