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Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2007 MPM Manor, Inc.; (P)2007 Tantor

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    laurie 03-10-13
    laurie 03-10-13

    I have edited 38 national best sellers and had a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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    "Too snarky for me"

    I didn't finish this book. The content was well organized and informative, but its tone ruined it for me. It was sarcastic and snide. The narrator delivered it as the writing demanded, but I could only imagine her smirking and rolling her eyes as she conveyed the author's information, observations, and opinions.

    I've always been interested in ancient Egypt, and I wish this had been written and spoken in an intelligent, forthright manner.

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    Todd jenkintown, PA, United States 09-02-10
    Todd jenkintown, PA, United States 09-02-10
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    "disappointed in my fellow reviewers."

    Is it just me? I could only take 3 hours of this and had to quit. What are the other reviewers getting out of this disjointed/dated text. The author is ALL over the place, tangent after tangent. Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, Simon Winchester, Nathaniel Philbrick- I have several books by each of the authors and learn alot about the subjects of their particular books. I know very little about ancient Egypt and this book gave me zero more information, but I did get the author's biased views on many subjects NOT related to ancient Egypt. AND the narrator was just bad. Her toned of voice just grated on me. How could someone give this book a 5 star( and many reviewers did!!)?? Sorry, I just don't get it.

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    Sherray NewYork, NY, United States 01-06-09
    Sherray NewYork, NY, United States 01-06-09 Member Since 2016
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    "A bit of a drone...."

    I learned a few things I hadn't heard of about this era,but I did find it long-winded over-all.

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