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Willow

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  • Truth Is the Soul of the Sun: A Biographical Novel of Hatshepsut-Maatkare

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Maria Isabel Pita
    • Narrated By Maria Isabel Pita
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
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    (6)

    The complete 550 page epic historical novel covering the entire life of Hatshepsut, the ancient Egyptian queen who was crowned king and for more than twenty years ruled on the Horus Throne of the Living as the Female Falcon, Maatkare. The name she chose for herself can be read as Maat is the Ka of Re, which translated means The True and Beautiful Manifestation of the Sun's Divine Life-force. A more poetic but still accurate rendition is Truth is the Soul of the Sun.

    Amazon Customer says: "The reader makes the audio book"
    "I really tried to like it"
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    What disappointed you about Truth Is the Soul of the Sun?

    The narration just kills the story for me. The writing is repetitive and trite. I am not sure I am going to make it through the entire book. I love Egyptology and am familiar with the historical figure of Hatshepsut. This story made me care less about the character instead if more.


    What was most disappointing about Maria Isabel Pita’s story?

    It moved far too slowly, is repetitive and poorly written.


    What didn’t you like about Maria Isabel Pita’s performance?

    The audio quality was poor overall. There were several common words that were mispronounced and it was very distracting.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Hatshepsut is a compelling historical figure.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to try to stick it out through the rest of the book. I am seven hours in so far. If I can make it through the rest, I will give a more complete review.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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