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Aru Shah and the End of Time

A Pandava Novel, Book 1
Written by: Roshani Chokshi
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Series: Pandava Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about 12-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.

While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?

One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.

But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.

The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

Includes a bonus PDF of the book's glossary.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Roshani Chokshi (P)2018 Listening Library

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SIGH & Grumble

I was very excited about the premise of this book. A heroine of Indian ethnicity & Indian Mythology.
However Aru our protagonist is very hard to root for or like or care about.
I listened to this with my kids and we just could not get into the story.
Aru is not fully fleshed out and is unrelatable.
I.just.couldnt.

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  • L. McCullough
  • 2018-04-14

A wonderful book for strong girls

My girls loved Aru and all her adventures. They loved her personality (sassy) and her bravery. I would recommend this to anyone with daughters looking for vulnerable yet strong girl characters.

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  • Kime Ventura
  • 2018-04-19

A fascinating tale of magic and heroism!

Oh the adventure, the humor and the suspense! Our entire family really enjoyed this book! The characters are written and narrated so well that they became alive for us. We are anxiously waiting for the next book!

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  • Consumer
  • 2019-02-09

JUST PLAIN GENIUS!

She is just plain genius!
Old stories told in different light with a 21st century flair and a modern feministic twist. There's humor when you don't expect it. It's fantasy at its best. And just super fun to read.

I'm buying this book for myself and my nieces as well. I think it's just so powerful to read about every day girls becoming heroes! And if you are Indian, you also get to teach about the religion/culture without the misogynistic parts :D
Thank you so much!

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  • Game Too Much
  • 2020-01-19

beautifully written and very much enjoyable.<br /><br /><br />

listen too it everywhere awesome book, for every age and makes you happy and calm

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  • K. M. Nuttall
  • 2020-01-15

A very engaging listen!

This book was a fascinating jaunt into the world of Indian mythology in a very creative way especially for middle grade readers. I also really appreciated that this book has female heroines.

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  • Scott W.
  • 2019-12-29

Awesome!

Cannot wait for my sixth graders to read this in class!! it was a great read!

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  • Lorlei solley
  • 2019-12-15

the child in me.<br />

th child in me loved it the adult in me was intrigued. And loved it.

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  • Heather
  • 2019-12-07

amazing story

this book is amazing I couldnt stop listening to it. I'm already downloading the next book.

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  • P. Dennis
  • 2019-05-13

It was amazing.

If you want to read a action packed novel this is the perfect book for you.

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  • Heather Looney
  • 2019-03-05

Loved it

Really good interesting and makes me want to read the rest of the series I recommend