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Christopher

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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
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    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"
    "Love it"
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    If you could sum up Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs in three words, what would they be?

    You would think the narrator had written the material herself for she is so lively and in tune with the text. She did such a good job of telling the story I kept falling asleep before the chapter ended (I listen in bed before sleeping) and I mean that glowingly. It is like being told secrets by an eccentric aunt who loves her field and who has a firm foundation in what is fact and what is guess-work and is always on point to differentiate between the two. I love reading about ancient Greece and Rome but never yet ventured into Egyptian territory and I am glad I listened to the other reviewers. I just downloaded another book by this author/narrator pairing which I can not wait to start!


    What about Lorna Raver’s performance did you like?

    Ecitement, understanding and pace. This could have all been read so dryly. Fantastic job. Best yet I've heard in the history genre.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it - you won't regret it!

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