Brahma Dreaming

  • by John Jackson
  • Narrated by John Jackson
  • 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Surprisingly Good

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.
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- Traveling Munni

Stories a wrong

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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.

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- Alex Fontaine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2013
  • Publisher: Open Book Audio