If you are very interested in ancient Egyptian history and archaeology, and already have a solid base of knowledge in these areas, then this book may interest you. If you are like me, mildly interested in these topics only in the context of ancient aliens, you will find this book boring. When I saw in the description that it was a followup to Chariots of the Gods I was ready to be entertained. I thought that some of the initial (boring) information was laying the groundwork for an argument that aliens were here on Earth back in the time of the building of the pyramids. No such point was ever made.
You can learn something about Egypt, the Sphinx, and the pyramids, and about how politics plays a role in what information scientists allow the public to have access to, but don't expect to meet Enlil or Enki in the pages of this book.
The book was okay. Not great but okay. I am not planning to pursue it by getting the sequel, especially after reading some of the other reviews.
The reason I am writing this review is to give kudos to, and recommend the narrator. I will definitely be searching the website for more books read by Mark Deakins. He is the best reader I have heard so far. I am impressed by his ability to augment the characters by creating a unique voice for each one, being consistent in the performance of each character's voice, and to act out conversations among multiple characters, with seamless transitions from one to the next.
The performance is so good that you can forget that you are listening to one person reading. It sounds more like a well rehearsed play with several actors.
Simply the reading of a book EVER. Never mind that the author kept me enthralled throughout this book and the entire series with suspenseful action happening to believable charactors. This Narrator is fantastic! His performance is like chocolate cake for the ears, except you won't gain an ounce. Each charactor has a distinct, recognizable voice so that I knew which one was speaking before the writing identified him/her by name. What a talent! My reading to my little girl has improved as I try to emulate Mr Reynolds, but I can't hope to come close. I am now doing searches on Audible to find more books by the reader as well as by the author.
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