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timelady

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  • Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Barbara Mertz
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (145)

    In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines her doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit or have visited the Nile Valley.

    Ethan M. says: "One of the best history books on Audible"
    "Probably 1 of the finest pairings of reader & book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have actually recommended this book to many people.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is factual, educational, but never tedious. The author is obviously highly knowledgable on her subject, but knows how to make history come to life, with warmth and an absolutely marvellous dry wit.


    What does Lorna Raver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Having heard Lorna Raver read this book, I cannot imagine anyone else doing it. Her voice is perfect for the author's words, and the expression and animation she brings to her reading elevates this to an art form. If all history was conveyed by the combination of author and reader, we would have an incredibly well educated society.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The theoretical tale of Queen Hetepheres and her tomb difficulties was both amusing and wonderful. The tales bought down to us over the centuries of various legendary pharaohs, such as Good King Snefru, have been bought vividly to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it so much, I sought out Barbara Mertz's other book on Audible : Red Land, Black Land, again read by the marvellous Lorna Raver. It is a viewpoint of the life of ordinary Egyptians in ancient times, and is another vastly informative and entertaining experience.

    Then I sought out other books read by Lorna Raver, and found to my delight, one of my favourites, Dana Sobel's The Planets, was also an option. It was quickly acquired, and is just as wonderful.

    If Audible had provided just those three books, my life would have been greatly enriched for those alone:)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3057)
    Performance
    (1756)
    Story
    (1745)

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "Excellent version"
    Overall

    Christopher Hitchens ' amazing book is beautifully read by the author. One does not have to be an atheist to find much to ponder, to consider, and hopefully, allow to evaluate ones beliefs against rationality and reason.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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