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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,615 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sage Seer Narrator: Ram Dass Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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This wondrous tale of cosmic adventure immerses the listener in a world of heroes, gods, and demons. It tells the story of the Lord Rama, the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. At about 50,000 lines the original Ramayana is one of the largest epic poems in history - as well as one of the world's most important literary and spiritual masterpieces. This translation by William Buck makes the ancient text accessible to the modern Western world, while preserving the richness of the original. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Symphony Griffin | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, even though in the begging it was confusing with the run-on sentences and all the characters hard to pronounce names. After awhile I began to enjoy it and I my favorite was the fighting scenes, there was so muvh action and drama. To me these parts made the book. Also, the romance was intriguing. Rama and Sita are very powerful characters and I can see why this book is important to many Hindus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laureen | 1/24/2014

    " The Ramayana epic poem by R.K Narayan is a very confusing poem in my opinion. However, when I reread this epic poem I've figured that it was about the Indian culture. India beliefs are very interesting because as in this book characters become reincarnated. Rama the reincarnated of Vishnu was able to experience life again, in a different perspective. In epic poem, holds many varieties of India, such as culture, beliefs, histories and other things that make India the way it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rabia Ahad | 1/22/2014

    " I enjoyed this book at times becuase it helped me relate to my family and thier religon it made me feel complete learning about all the stories and where all my familys names came from.Also i enjoyed the book itself because it had small stories that all combine into one.I feel the author did a good job writing about the adventures and obsticales rama had to face.In conclusion this is a okay book in my opinion wasnt to exciting but a great book becuase of its culture and relationship to hinduism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/21/2014

    " Really enjoyed this condensed version of The Ramayana "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camila Naranjo | 1/20/2014

    " This book was good, a bit confusing but good. I like how the author describes everything and wrote the book. Every time I read the book I would picture what was going on in that specific moment. I recommend this book, especially if you want to read a book from another culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 12/10/2013

    " I saw the Ramayana put on by a local high school when I was ten or so, and I never forgot Ravana's ten heads or Hanuman's crazy monkey powers. (Do you think Frank L. Baum was inspired by the great battles of monkey armies from this epic? Hmm.) I loved indugling in stories of this scale, where the earth and the skies shake and rumble and gods fight with arrows made of lightening in mighty flying chariots. But there's also a very human angle to this story, fallibility even in Rama the god and perfect man, and a very unfortunate a la Much Ado About Nothing Claudio moment he has over the faithfulness of his suffering wife Sita. It may go a long way towards explaining matters of the universe that the "perfect man" behaves thus, eh? Of course, if Sita hadn't decided her perfect life was incomplete apart from a pretty dancing golden deer that happned to be evil in disguise...sigh. Seems like things were as complicated 1,500 years ago as they are now. Oh, Human Condition! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oscar | 12/10/2013

    " I like this book but the ending killed it for me. The reason is that it's far too predictable and happy. I know it's an Epic poem but still at the end of king arthur he at least ended up hurt and almost dead. But in the Ramayana Rama ended up king with all evil destroyed I just dont enjoy such happy endings unless its an EXTREMELY good story (like Inkheart, Inkspell and Inkdeath). This book is a great guide to how men should live behave and think which I like this because I found my self to be similar to Rama in many aspects but not all. I would recommend this book to someone who wants to learn more about Indian culture or simply likes philosophy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M a y a | 12/8/2013

    " The epic poem is reduced to a mere 150 pages! Great intro to the second most famous Indian story (after the Mahabharata). Narayan makes the story both accessible and beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie | 11/28/2013

    " Tale of how Vishnu the Protector came to earth in the form of a human prince, Rama, to rid the world of demons. I had to read it for class, but I actually enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/16/2013

    " Great short version of the Ramayana for a first introduction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alayna | 11/5/2013

    " This is a fantastic version of a classic Indian epic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 11/1/2013

    " I'm glad that I read this book but I can't say I really liked it...more like I respect it because it is a classic piece of literature (like the Odyssey). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 9/23/2013

    " I'm glad I'm done reading this for Ancient Civ!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/4/2013

    " Began reading in 2007 but finished much later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 6/17/2012

    " This epic novel leads about Rama, son of King Dasaratha. This follows through his battles with different asuras and other mythical beings. Through these battles he meets the woman of his dreams, makes her his wife and he fights for her when she gets kidnapped by a demon king. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Stewart | 12/20/2010

    " an essential for understanding hinduism and india, and a tremendous story. narayen's abridged version does chop out a whole lot and I felt the omissions - but it's better than reading the 10,000 page complete version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 8/4/2010

    " Read for school; bit...hard to follow at times. Overall ok though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Bradley | 3/13/2008

    " A mythological journey for certain - full of patriarchy and mysogeny - oh, wait that describes a lot of religious texts. At any rate, it made Sita Sings the Blues (a free share movie) really good, so it was worth the journey. Plus, some nice philosophical material to ponder in the process. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brimate | 7/15/2007

    " read part of this for an evergreen class (India: Politics of Dance; Dance of Politics) "

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