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The Bridge Builders

Gelesen von Tony Addison

(3,778 Sterne; 9 Bewertungen)

A tale of the revenge of the earth, in this case, specifically, Mother Gunga, Goddess of the River Ganga, against the men who confine her power, The Bridge Builders is also a tale of the death of the Gods as their place in the earth is taken by the things of science. A close description of the building of a bridge across the River Ganges, the tale also tells of a vision of the Gods in an opium dream like a dream in the mind of Brahma; and when Brahma wakes, the Gods die. Or do they? ( Tony Addison) (1 hr 40 min)


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(0,5 Sterne)

The reading is stilted, strangely enunciated and largely mispronounced. I can only think that the reader tried to mimic the pitch and accent of a colonial officer, but even that would be a liberty. To illustrate, the reader pronounces the name of the river at the center of the narrative here, Mother Gunga, as Gun-Ja. the atrocity here is in the fact that Kipling chose the native word, Gunga, instead of Ganges, to represent the river. Gun-ja on the other hand means "bald headed". As you can imagine, I can now never read the story the same way again. 😓

(5 Sterne)

DJ Tramp, how DARE you use THAT word about ANYONE. It reflects more on you than the reader, who, if you bothered to listen, is very good and conveys meaning with subtle changes of voice. The recording is a little slow to begin with but this is soon rectified and can be adjusted with the appropriate button. DON'T BE PUT OFF THIS READER by Tramp(?!) 's disgusting comment. The story is typical Kipling, throwing a light on Indian culture and beliefs. Well worth a listen.

(0,5 Sterne)

I can’t listen to this, the reader sounds like a retard!!