I love egyptian fiction based on historical events and I really wanted to love this one but it is sooooo slow moving - I tried for over 3/4 of it but couldn't finish it because nothing would happen.
Good story, good action, it kept my interest! Narration was good! I would recommend this book! Enjoyed the descriptions and interactions between the characters!
I absolutely loved this book I followed along with having the actual book but found myself reading ahead, so eventually just listened the author did a great job as well as the reader..in this book in particular i was unaware of how to say many of the characters names so i enjoyed hearing them...first audible and certainly not my last!!!
A peek into an ancient world with the freshness of today's events is achieved by a well modulated intonation of voices representing each character and the quality of writing that turns words into living things.
This is my favorite Michelle Moran book! Through mutne's eyes we see the kingdom in its full glory and during its demise. Lovely listen for anyone who is a historical fiction buff. Moreover, the narration is amazing to the point that you can tell who is talking, and the voices each have their own distinct personality!
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The cultural details were my favorite part of the book, from the make-up to the architecture, it was fascinating. I did have to take a break in the middle because I find reading about mad kings tiresome as well as the relationship between the two sisters. I quickly came back to it and was quite pleased with the ending.
Yes. Very interesting point of view from the author and the story is stuck in my head.
I could hear the change of the characters in her voice. Though she is female she didn't need to drastically change her voice to portray the male characters. It's flowed very well.
No this book isn't completely factual but has a fun view of Nefertiti's life and family. It actually made me want to investigate the facts for myself. Good read. It lingered in my mind along with the imagines I was able to develop as I read.
I like historical fiction in general and learned a bit about this time period. I didn't know anything about Nefertiti before. I didn't think Nefertiti was a very sympathetic character though. She was just plain mean to her sister yet her sister was very devoted to her.
I bought this book because I read Madame Tussaud, thought it was excellent, and wanted more from this writer. I liked it fine but Madame Tussaud was better. I will listen to her other novels.
I wanted this book to be sexier, stronger and more exciting than it was. In the end, it was interesting, but mostly a background book. I do give Michelle Moran points for her attempt at historical accuracy, and I do appreciate her approach to the noble court in Egypt. She could have taken liberties but chose to keep it as faithful as she could to the present-day conjectures on Nefertiti's life.
The narrator did a decent job. Again, it could have been pumped up to generate excitement to the reader. I do feel like the reader did justice to the Nefertiti's sister's voice.