• Asian Mythology

  • A Captivating Guide to Chinese Mythology, Japanese Mythology and Hindu Mythology
  • By: Matt Clayton
  • Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Introducing an Asian mythology trilogy from the creator of the Captivating History series. This book includes three captivating manuscripts:

  • Chinese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Chinese Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends from Ancient China
  • Japanese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Japanese Folklore, Myths, Fairy Tales, Yokai, Heroes and Heroines
  • Hindu Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Hindu Myths, Hindu Gods, and Hindu Goddesses

In the first part of this book, you will discover:

  • A story about origin of Earth and humans
  • A captivating tale called "Poor Boy Ma Liang and the Paintbrush"
  • Stories about natural disasters
  • Modern mythology
  • And much, much more!

In the second part of this book, you'll discover captivating stories of mystery, horror, and romance while simultaneously learning about the Japanese culture. 

Here are just some of the topics and myths that the second part of this book covers:

  • The creation stories
  • The myths of origins
  • Stories of the three most evil yokai of Japan

Within the third part of this book, you'll find the following Hindu myths covered:

  • Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and the beginning of the world
  • The birth of Lord Shiva
  • Saraswati and Brahma’s fifth head
  • Shiva tests Parvati
  • Shiva snares a whale
  • Ganesha loses his head
  • Ganesha spills a river
  • Kubera’s pride
  • Ganesha injures a goddess
  • Ganesha wins a race
  • Shiva skips success
  • Krishna swallows the flames
  • Agni spreads a curse
  • Vayu humbles the silk cotton tree
  • Savitri chooses a husband
  • Savitri’s fidelity

So if you want to learn more about these three Asian mythologies without having to go through boring textbooks, download to get started now!

©2018 Matt Clayton (P)2018 Matt Clayton

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Worst narrators ever!

The first narrator's accent was difficult - very, very back woods. In addition, he pronounced Tao with hard T, not the correct soft D. The second narrator could not pronounce many of the names he read. He actually re-read attempting to self-correct. Definitely not up to Audible standards.

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tells half of the story. Not worth it.

I am struggling to finish this one because it tells have of the story. It gives the outline then completely brushes past other parts. gee thanks.

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Japanese butchering

The chinese and hindu part wasn't that bad, the content a little bit too short in my perspective.
The Japanese part was a struggle to finish, so much bad pronunciation of the Japanese words. I seriously consider a new recording on that part, because it also has some weird silence when the narrator is reading.

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Keep the first narrator.

I had to skip the 2nd section (on Japanese mythos) because the narrator and verbiage was completely immersion-breaking. It felt like an entirely different book. Overusage of the word "deity" and poor anunciation of Japanese words left me unable to continue. The sections on China and India were absolutely engrossing however, and I still recommend this book.

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Good story, bad editing

Both the audio and writing needed more editing - lots of dead air and choppy dialogue. That said it was interesting to hear these tales, as they aren't something you hear much in Western culture.

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Asian Mythology

This book is a very good indeed. Came in perfect condition. Very pleased with the speed information it presents.

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New For Me

I was expecting more from this book. Yes, it did contain some great info, but it was more than that. A complete Asian mythology book in fact, I loved it.

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Good Exprerience With Audible

If you had to explain Asian mythology with just one book to someone who has no idea about it, then this is the book.

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Like It

The essentials are here, it's a little hard to follow all the different threads since this is more of a dissertation on the various myths different telling and interpretations rather than just the myths told in a considered manner. That said I do like the fact that all the variations are given and explained.

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A Treasure

A treasure trove of Asian mythology, meant for kids, but was a good refresher course for me, and had information in it about Asians.

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  • I.Ibrahim
  • 09-06-18

Grab It You'll Love It

Wonderful beginners' book to start a lifelong "love" of history and mythology. Makes for a great "rainy" day listener. My granddaughter is especially fond of stories from this book. An easy book with good information.

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  • Liam L
  • 09-06-18

Very Light and Entertaining

This book was the perfect start-off point for my thesis research on ancient Egypt. It goes into an amazing amount of depth on a broad range of the spiritual aspects of ancient Asia while remaining interesting and brief.

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  • Charlie
  • 09-05-18

Pretty Much Interesting

This book is exactly what I had been looking for to quench my thirst for knowledge of Asian mythologies.

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  • Lewis Bob
  • 09-04-18

Thorough and informative

Informative book for my 13-year-old niece who has great interest in Japanese and Chinese Mythology. This will be her introduction to Asian Mythology.

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  • Chris
  • 12-12-18

excellent for a first time mythology seeker.

very interested in learning more about these subjects. satisfying listen and happy to reccomend it.