This book was great entertainment. I couldn't stop and found myself listening to the story as often as possible. I loved the way the story flipped from the story of Tut to the discovery of the tomb. The intertwining of the two great stories kept me very involved. Loved it.
I loved hearing about his growing up.
Good volume, steady soothing voice who was able to enunciate and speak clearly
It made me want to finish it completely. In fact, I actually listened to several parts more than once.
Great way to make historical subjects exciting.
the research Patterson had to do to write with historical accuracy was just amazing. and, the king tut information was value and a lesson in truth. You will not be disappointed with this one.
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Such a cool idea to write about King Tut, but it just didn't run as deep as I would have liked it too. The three time periods were OK, could have use just two Howard Carter's and Tut's timeline. Overall worth a credit --better yet, worth a CD burn and passing it to your friends!
This book is a very interesting listen. Persons who have had no introduction to King Tut's story will find this book stimulating. I was not disappointed in what I found here. However, the reader should understand that some of it is fact, some is conjecture, and some of the content may well be fiction. It you can tolerate that - then this book will be entertaining. Approach it as a thoughtful diversion - and you'll find it satisfactory.
The writing is good and the narration of Joe Bareett excellent.
I enjoyed this book very much, in fact I'm reading it again. The details open a door to the world of ancient Egypt. Although I don't agree with the conclusions, I respect the author's devotion to facts. Great read.
I am disappointed that James Patterson took time from his regular genre' to write this. It was boring, nothing new, and the transition from past to present was jerky.
Mr. Patterson writes great stories, but history requires that all facts be acknowledged, not sorted through and cherry picked to support a theory. But the first clue that this is fiction, not history is the opening sentences. Putting words and thoughts into the mouths of people who have been if not dust, then very dusty since before the birth of Christ is the mark of a good story teller, not a historian. Especially since the man speaking is at the end of his reign and must contemplate making his son his co-regent. He is in Mr. Patterson's version avoiding this unpalatable thought, by thinking of spending time with one of his harem. Are we asked to believe the ancient Egyptians invented viagra as well as the first calendar? In a recent article in the Economist we are told that the most recent examination of poor Tut, by physicians and anthropologist reveals the hole in his skull is a result of mummification, that his DNA reveals inbreeding to the point of weakening him physically, that he was ill from a virulent form of malaria and that he probably died from complications of a broken leg. A light overview of ancient Egypt, if not quite as blood thirsty, but still fascinating is Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs. by Barbara Mertz. She also wrote Red Land Black Land a look at ancient Egyptians who were not royal. Ms. Mertz talks lightly about learning to read forms of ancient writing including hieroglyphys while getting her doctorate at the University of Chicago. Although her book is much older, her conclusion about poor King Tut's demise matches the most recent scientific studies. Mr. Patterson's book is a fun read, but should be moved into historical fiction.