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Brahma Dreaming: Legends from Hindu Mythology | [John Jackson]

Brahma Dreaming: Legends from Hindu Mythology

The work begins with Lord Brahma dreaming the universe into being and from there unfolds an enthralling collection of interconnected tales that span the history of Hinduism. Here are brave princes, divine divas and demon kings, family feuds and epic battles, burning loves and lies, tragic deaths and glorious rebirths. There are tales about dancing elephants, peacock warriors and monkey armies, all narrated by Jackson himself with great character, warmth and wit. A novel for sophisticated listeners of all ages.
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Publisher's Summary

Listen to the tales of the Hindu deities as they've never been heard before!

Brahma Dreaming is master storyteller John Jackson's intriguing versions of the legends surrounding the Hindus' great gods. These are the tales of the Trimurti - the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Brahma Dreaming is divided into three sections representing their continuous forces of creation, preservation and destruction.

The work begins with Lord Brahma dreaming the universe into being and from there unfolds an enthralling collection of interconnected tales that span the history of Hinduism. Here are brave princes, divine divas and demon kings, family feuds and epic battles, burning loves and lies, tragic deaths and glorious rebirths. There are tales about dancing elephants, peacock warriors and monkey armies, all narrated by Jackson himself with great character, warmth and wit.

A novel for sophisticated listeners of all ages.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2013 John Jackson (P)2013 John Jackson

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    Alex Fontaine 12-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    I wanted an introduction to Hindu mythology, and this book appeared to be it. However, after further research, some of the stories as told here are incorrect. Its entertaining, but you cant just alter an ancient sacred text to make it say what you want for dramatic effect. Now I dont know which stories are accurate or not without checking against the original text, so there really was no point in buying this book in the first place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Traveling Munni 08-05-14 Member Since 2014

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    When I first heard the narrators voice I was a little hesitant to get this book, but the price sold me in the end. As a Bharatanatyam dancer I really enjoy researching and listening/reading the various translations of the old stories from India. I found this one was quite nice to listen to either at work or in the car because of the narrator. His voice has definitely grown on me and in fact I'm re-listening to it right now.

    I would definitely recommend it to people who listen to various translations of these tales because as I always find that they change every time. The best example is the Ramayana, it is what people want you to get out of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wild Wild Wes Forest Grove, OR, United States 12-07-13
    Wild Wild Wes Forest Grove, OR, United States 12-07-13
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    "John Jackson is amazing."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you enjoy stories of the Hindu gods told by an amazing narrator this is the audio book for you.


    What other book might you compare Brahma Dreaming to and why?

    My favorite story is the first were Brahma creates everything and the sound of OM is heard. They are all really good but I also enjoy the stories around Ganesha.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I listen to it in the sauna or going to bed and I end up literally dreaming of Brahma.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14
    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2007

    I am extremely dyslexic and if it was not for audio books I probably would never read. I travel a lot and love to have a audio book playing

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    "Learn some Mythology of the Hindu Faith"
    Where does Brahma Dreaming rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would give it a 7 out of 10 in all my books. it is good information but I would have like a bit more drama


    What was most disappointing about John Jackson’s story?

    There was no passion behind the writing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    khalid 01-13-15
    khalid 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    What disappointed you about Brahma Dreaming?

    The Narrator


    Has Brahma Dreaming turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No Yet,


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Was Bad


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Rage


    Any additional comments?

    It was torture - I was waiting to see how much patience I have.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James D Hughes 11-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Brahma Dreaming again? Why?

    This was an easily understood introduction to the Hindu Gods. A second listen is not necessary but might be fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the quick overview of Hindu stories, something I thought too daunting of a task before this listen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Durga looses it and becomes Kali, and scares Shiva so bad that he ends Durga, who then becomes Parvati


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The three Gods that started it all.


    Any additional comments?

    More informative than anything else that I have found on the Hindu Gods. Hindu, class structure of society and reincarnation I learned about in comparative religion classes. But this is my first good glimpse of the Hindu Gods. I would like some more please.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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