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The Vault of Vishnu

Written by: Ashwin Sanghi
Narrated by: Siddhanta Pinto
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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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.

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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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A tedious listen at times

Reminded me of Dan Brown, but this one gets very tedious in between.
The concept of three stories adds a twist but the narration needs to do a better job in distinguishing them. Chinese and Sanskrit pronunciations need improvement. Some historical interpretation is catchy even though fictional.
There's a twist in the end, but I got tired waiting 10 hours for it to unravel.
Worth a 3 hour Bollywood flick I guess :)

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Masterstroke of a Thriller

A blockbuster masterpiece by the author known for his historic-mythological stories. While his previous book dealt in quantum physiscs, "The Vault of Vishnu" is all about bio-engineering. The book takes the reader through two different time zones and continents - one about the adventure of Chinese traveller Hsuan Tang and other about a young DRDO officer assigned on a special duty to uncover the secrets behind Dhoklam attack. The author has done immense research on ancient Indian rulers - the Pallavas, their tolerance towards religions, spread of buddhism and origin of the temples of Cambodia (Angkor Vat)and Khmer dynasty. The plot is a perfect concotion of physics, religion, spirituality and history that keeps the reader glued on. As the mystery unfolds in the last few chapters of the book, the author has perfectly dove-tailed the connections between ancient Indian spiritual knowledge and modern military warfare. A fantsatic fast paced reading that is difficult to put down. Waiting to read more books by one of my favorite writers, Ashwin Sanghi.

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Interesting

Though fictional, nicely aligned our scriptures and today's political issues. As always narrative was top notch.

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Excellent research work.

It’s an excellent book which paints vivid pictures of Asian landscapes from China to silk route to India. It shows a side of Indian kings which is extremely inclusive and secular. Even the modern suspense story is fresh in most of the aspects.
My only complain Indian story telling style is becoming mostly monotonous , repetitive and common to most Indian novelists.

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Great Story

Ashwin Sanghi has a typical Store of two different threads running in parallel. The story was gripping but the narration struggled in transitions between chapters.

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Borrowed from movie

Plot looks to be borrowed from the hit tamil movie. Too may parallel stories going around and during narration it wasn't clear which story was going on.

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second half is nail biting

second half was nail biting but first half was little boring, However it's a Typical Aswin way of story telling

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history, geography and science

i loved this book as it spanned centuries, threw up unimaginable connections and kept u guessing thruout.
the author has spun a wonderful tale that is almost beleiveble given the history that is shared and the geographical connects along with science which we will actual witness in coming years. a must read for sure