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Hindu Mythology: Classic Stories of Hindu Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters

Classical Mythology, Book 5
Narrated by: Oliver Hunt
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Hindu mythology is rich in detail yet, at times, features many contradictions. In this audiobook, we are going to recount many favorite and classic stories of Hindu myths, gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters.

In this audiobook, many famous stories are retold in a way that will allow you to understand the rich narrative that takes place, from the classic mythological stories that you can hear and share with your family that teaches lessons of dharma to important life and spiritual lessons. 

Some of the classic myths that are found inside this book are:

Myths of Origin

  • The creation of Universe
  • Arrival of humans
  • Concepts of the 4 Yuga

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

  • Brahma and the Curse
  • Vishnu and the Churning Ocean
  • The Third Eye of Shiva
  • Sarasvati Saves the World
  • The Birth of Shri Krishna
  • Kalia
  • The Elephant Head of Ganesha
  • Krishna and Indra
  • Gopal
  • A Brave Boy
  • A Meeting with Death
  • Ajamil Turns a New Leaf
  • Eklavya
  • Trishanku’s Heaven
  • Upamanyu
  • How the Moon Lost its Light
  • Jagganath
  • Jaidratha’s Punishment

Introduction to Hindu Epics

  • Mahabharata
  • Ramayana
  • Gita

If you are interested in understanding more about the Hindu mythology, sharing some classic stories with your friends or becoming an educator on some of the many teachings of Hinduism through their classical stories, this book is a perfect purchase for you!

©2018 Scott Lewis (P)2018 Scott Lewis

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Good Introduction to Hindu Mythology

Much like Greek Mythology I have always found Hindu Mythology both confusing and fascinating. I have had a deep interest into the myths and legends but never had a good means to get into it. I found this book excellent for giving a brief introduction into many of the Hindu Gods and Goddess and even their view on the birth of the universe. This is the perfect way to start your learning of Hindu Mythology.
The book is laid out quite well and was unique in that much of the information on the Gods is told through story as opposed to just being given a textbook style breakdown. Obviously, there is a lot more information that can be told on each, but this gives a great introduction and provides a start for you to decide what more you want to research.
Oliver Hunt did a great job narrating this story. I liked his accent and his voice, cadence, and inflections really lent to the material. He makes learning a lot easier.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Good overview

This is a good introduction any listener interested in this subject can gain a great deal of information on a religion practiced by
a great deal of people.



The Narrator did a good job with the material.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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Hindu Mythology

This is a good review of Hindu myths and stories.It is short,but very comprehensive.Oliver Hunt was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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a quick guide for the legends of India

If I would be a tour guide in India this is a book to take. It contains a brief overview of any story you need to know about in the methodology. You can always add details later

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An Excellent Snapshot

I love hearing about other cultures and their beliefs. This book is an excellent snapshot on Hindu mythology. It covers the most important points giving you what you need if you want to do a more detailed search. The narrator did a wonderful job. I felt like I should be sitting on the couch with him, as a friend telling me what they had learned on a trip or the like. I really enjoyed listening to this book and will be looking into the other books by Scott Lewis.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Hindu Mythology Primer

I really like this whole series. Like the other books, this provides a good, basic introduction to the central myths of the Hindu religion. I did, sometimes find it difficult to follow the various characters but I blame that on my own unfamiliarity with Indian naming conventions than on any fault in the narrative or the narrator.
If you're interested in other cultures or taking a comparative religions course, this would be a great place to start.

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Interesting

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I see he has many other books about mythology, and I’d love to listen to more.

This book gives us a condensed version of Hindu stories, and has enough side comments to give me an understanding about the background or basis of these myths or tales.
I had no idea the Hindu believe that the earth was created so long ago. Amazing to think such lengths of time were considered amongst ancient peoples.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Oliver Hunt ). I think he did well reading these stories. I’m not sure what the correct pronunciations are, but it sounded great to me.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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Creation, self control and morality.

With only a slight acquaintance with Hindu mythology, this reader was keen to know more. This book, as well as introducing some of the stories, also covered the narrative outline of the two epic poems, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, both of which are very long (the former encompassing 18 books) as well as dating back many hundreds of years. Both poems act as spiritual and life lesson teaching guides and this book has helped in the selection of which to read. It also includes a brief analysis of the Gita, one of the volumes of the Mahabharata and it's value in both spiritual and everyday life.
One of the most interesting parts of this book was the outlined Creation myths, the Cosmic Egg and the four great yugas, cycles of growth and destruction.

The narration by Oliver Hunt was eloquent, clearly read at a speed which allowed for the information to be absorbed. He also effortlessly pronounced the sometimes challenging names. His is a pleasant, well modulated English accented voice that made an excellent foil for the text.

With such an enormous subject to cover, including, as the author admits, contradictory texts since the stories are drawn from vast regions of place and time, this small volume acts as a good introduction. This reader would, however, preceded a greater elaboration on the epic poems rather than the short individual tales about the gods, for example, the 3rd She of Shiva, or the tale of the war of the churning sea of milk. So many unfamiliar names for the novice to take on board in a tiny space of time.

Overall, however, a good introduction, well told. My thanks to the rights holder of Hindu Mythology, who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. It has certainly encouraged me to look more deeply into the subject.