Twenty Two Goblins


Read by KirksVoice

(4.5 stars; 70 reviews)

These 22 stories are told by the Goblin to the King Vikram. King Vikram faces many difficulties in bringing the vetala to the tantric. Each time Vikram tries to capture the vetala, it tells a story that ends with a riddle. If Vikram cannot answer the question correctly, the vampire consents to remain in captivity. If the king answers the question correctly, the vampire would escape and return to his tree. In some variations, the king is required to speak if he knows the answer, else his head will burst.

This work is taken from baital pachisi and one of its oldest recensions is found incorporated in the Kathā-Sarit-Sāgara ("Ocean of the Streams of Story"), a work in Sanskrit compiled in the 11th century by Somadeva. (Wikipedia) (3 hr 47 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 4:42 Read by KirksVoice
01 - Chapter 1 - First Goblin 15:48 Read by KirksVoice
02 - Chapter 2 - Second Goblin 5:29 Read by KirksVoice
03 - Chapter 3 - Third Goblin 11:27 Read by KirksVoice
04 - Chapter 4 - Fourth Goblin 14:13 Read by KirksVoice
05 - Chapter 5 - Fifth Goblin 6:05 Read by KirksVoice
06 - Chapter 6 - Sixth Goblin 6:22 Read by KirksVoice
07 - Chapter 7 - Seventh Goblin 13:07 Read by KirksVoice
08 - Chapter 8 - Eighth Goblin 6:49 Read by KirksVoice
09 - Chapter 9 - Ninth Goblin 4:43 Read by KirksVoice
10 - Chapter 10 - Tenth Goblin 4:25 Read by KirksVoice
11 - Chapter 11 - Eleventh Goblin 18:41 Read by KirksVoice
12 - Chapter 12 - Twelfth Goblin 7:11 Read by KirksVoice
13 - Chapter 13 - Thirteenth Goblin 7:17 Read by KirksVoice
14 - Chapter 14 - Fourteenth Goblin 10:43 Read by KirksVoice
15 - Chapter 15 - Fifteenth Goblin 23:25 Read by KirksVoice
16 - Chapter 16 - Sixteenth Goblin 6:17 Read by KirksVoice
17 - Chapter 17 - Seventeenth Goblin 10:48 Read by KirksVoice
18 - Chapter 18 - Eighteenth Goblin 14:12 Read by KirksVoice
19 - Chapter 19 - Nineteenth Goblin 11:02 Read by KirksVoice
20 - Chapter 20 - Twentieth Goblin 6:05 Read by KirksVoice
21 - Chapter 21 - Twentyfirst Goblin 5:46 Read by KirksVoice
22 - Chapter 22 - Twentysecond Goblin 8:33 Read by KirksVoice
23 - Conclusion 4:13 Read by KirksVoice

Reviews

FANTASTIC!


(5 stars)

What a great story read by a great voice! This was a fascinating adventure - I think I am going to get a copy of this book for my nephew!

Five Stars


(5 stars)

I am thirty one years old and am a devout lover of rare priceless literature and this has filled me with pure awe.

very interesting, very different ancient a


(4 stars)

Very well read. Ancient Asian story, not always easy to follow but very interesting

this was adorable. moral.


(5 stars)

yet not a single time religiously pushy. just perfect little tales

perfect tales


(5 stars)

love the stories and cultural roots within them


(5 stars)

Fantastic stories. Great translation and read aptly.