The Ramayan, Book 1

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(2.8 stars; 33 reviews)

The Ramayan(a) is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. (Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 51 min)


01 - Bk 1 Invocation & Cantos 1-2 22:11 Read by Raju Venkateswaran
02 - Bk1 Cantos 3-7 23:37 Read by Raju Venkateswaran
03 - Bk1 Cantos 8-11 24:09 Read by Raju Venkateswaran
04 - Bk1 Cantos 12-15 26:41 Read by Raju Venkateswaran
05 - Bk1 Cantos 16-20 24:07 Read by Raju Venkateswaran
06 - Bk1 Cantos 21-26 34:15 Read by valli
07 - Bk1 Cantos 27-32 35:35 Read by valli
08 - Bk1 Cantos 33-37 19:40 Read by Corinna Schultz
09 - Bk1 Cantos 38-42 24:44 Read by valli
10 - Bk1 Cantos 43-46 34:54 Read by valli
11 - Bk1 Cantos 47-53 28:30 Read by oneiros81
12 - Bk1 Cantos 54-59 23:46 Read by SuD
13 - Bk1 Cantos 60-65 30:31 Read by oneiros81
14 - Bk1 Cantos 66-71 28:49 Read by Katie Riley
15 - Bk1 Cantos 72-77 30:03 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater


very hard to understand

(1 stars)

The ready has a very strong accent that makes really difficult to understand the content, on top of that, the quality of the sound it’s quite poor. Really a shame for such a book.

very difficult to understand

(1 stars)

the reader has a very thick accent and it was difficult to understand what hes saying. I dont usually have difficulty understanding people with accents, but I did with this recording

(3 stars)

it was all intelligible but multiple different readers with very different accents leaves me struggling to match proper names with each other. still it is easier than reading the text. thank you!

struggled to understand

(1 stars)

I am an Indian, but still struggled to understand the accent. There is no point in having an audiobook where no one can understand the audio.

not very good

(1 stars)

The sound quality is not very good and the reader is hard to comprehend . Thank you but I’m looking for another version .

can't understand

(1 stars)

the way it's read was I don't know what to say,sry but I didn't understand it at all.

accent is too thick

(1 stars)

I cannot understand what is being said. The voice or accent is not clear.

(4 stars)

The first reader is hard to follow, though I understood more after listening a few times.