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The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King | [James Patterson, Martin Dugard]

The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King

In The Murder of Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues--and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.
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Publisher's Summary

Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall.

But what if his fate was actually much more sinister?

Now, in The Murder of Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues--and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.

©2009 James Patterson; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Debra ELKVIEW, WV, United States 12-27-11
    Debra ELKVIEW, WV, United States 12-27-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Way to Hear History"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was great entertainment. I couldn't stop and found myself listening to the story as often as possible. I loved the way the story flipped from the story of Tut to the discovery of the tomb. The intertwining of the two great stories kept me very involved. Loved it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Murder of King Tut?

    I loved hearing about his growing up.


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    Good volume, steady soothing voice who was able to enunciate and speak clearly


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me want to finish it completely. In fact, I actually listened to several parts more than once.


    Any additional comments?

    Great way to make historical subjects exciting.

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    shirley K. Bigham 08-04-11 Member Since 2007
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    "excellent"

    the research Patterson had to do to write with historical accuracy was just amazing. and, the king tut information was value and a lesson in truth. You will not be disappointed with this one.

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    alison 01-30-10
    alison 01-30-10

    "Hi My name is Ali and I'm an Audible addict." "Hi Ali!"

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    "I was wanting more."

    Such a cool idea to write about King Tut, but it just didn't run as deep as I would have liked it too. The three time periods were OK, could have use just two Howard Carter's and Tut's timeline. Overall worth a credit --better yet, worth a CD burn and passing it to your friends!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 12-14-09
    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 12-14-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Fact or Fiction"

    This book is a very interesting listen. Persons who have had no introduction to King Tut's story will find this book stimulating. I was not disappointed in what I found here. However, the reader should understand that some of it is fact, some is conjecture, and some of the content may well be fiction. It you can tolerate that - then this book will be entertaining. Approach it as a thoughtful diversion - and you'll find it satisfactory.

    The writing is good and the narration of Joe Bareett excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Sumas, WA, USA 12-05-09
    Elaine Sumas, WA, USA 12-05-09
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    "best history"

    I enjoyed this book very much, in fact I'm reading it again. The details open a door to the world of ancient Egypt. Although I don't agree with the conclusions, I respect the author's devotion to facts. Great read.

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    Tina Columbus, IN, United States 11-13-09
    Tina Columbus, IN, United States 11-13-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable but just o.k."

    Liked the story - didn't love it.

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    William New Bern, NC, United States 11-04-09
    William New Bern, NC, United States 11-04-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't bother"

    I am disappointed that James Patterson took time from his regular genre' to write this. It was boring, nothing new, and the transition from past to present was jerky.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Ratliff Paradise Valley, AZ, USA 10-08-09
    Vicki Ratliff Paradise Valley, AZ, USA 10-08-09 Member Since 2007

    Vickiinaz

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    "not up to James Patterson's standards"

    Worth reading, but not great.

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    Elizabeth Essexville, MI, USA 12-31-09
    Elizabeth Essexville, MI, USA 12-31-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Boring"

    Like reading a technical manual. I never got into the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mazie Cataula, GA, USA 10-27-09
    Mazie Cataula, GA, USA 10-27-09
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    "Mazie"

    This book was so full of Egyptian history.I learn so much about the plot to kill kings so that others could rule. How much time and energy was put into the design of their burial place. I would recommend this book to anyone who like ancient history.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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