Maggie Owen is a beautiful, spirited Egyptologist... but lonely. Even being in Egypt on a grant from the college she teaches at to search for an undiscovered necropolis she's certain lies below the sands beyond the pyramids of Gizah doesn't give her the happiness she'd hoped it would. There has always been and is something missing. Love. Then her workmen uncover Ramose Nakh-Min's ancient tomb and an amulet from his sarcophagus hurls her back to 1340 B.C – where she falls hopelessly in love with the man she was destined to be with, noble Ramose, who faithfully serves the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaton and his queen Nefertiti.
She's fallen into perilous times with civil war threatening Egypt. She's been mistaken for one of Ramose's runaway slaves and with her blond hair, jinn green eyes and fair skin she doesn't fit in. Some say she's magical and evil. Ramose's favorite, Makere, attempts to kill her. The people, angry the pharaoh Akhenaton has set his queen Nefertiti aside and he's forced them to worship his god, Aton (instead of their many Egyptian gods), are rising up against him. Maggie's caught in the middle of it in a dangerous land and time she doesn't belong in.
In the end, desperately in love with Ramose, will she find a way to stay alive and with him in ancient Egypt–and to make a difference in his world and history undefined. Because Maggie has finally found love.
©2011-2016 Eternal Press (P)2013 Kathryn Meyer Griffith
The book is written as a standard light romance. It is not in depth and not meant to be an amazing book. It was enjoyable and a fun description of Ancient Egypt. Nothing heavy, but a good listen.
The time travel is something you have to accept in the book. It does allowed the reader/listener to compare things to modern day, but it leaves the story unbelievable.
Anyone or better editing, the recording was awful. It seemed that she could not pronounce the names so there was a single recording that was cut in anytime a name came up. The interruption was terrible and I almost returned the book. The volume level also faded in and out. Whoever was the sound editor and voice coach let this go in a terrible path. It would be so much easier to recommend this if it wasn't such a train wreck.
Yes! Fun story to listen to.
Happy the length was eight hours, anything less than that and I feel cheated.
This is my dog Zoe. Zoe and I cannot bear it when narrators pronounce words incorrectly.
I'm a big fan of time travel books and expected to like this book, which I did. However, the narrator is not right for this book. She does not enunciate properly and reads too fast--her sentences crash into each other like out-of-control bumper cars. She also mispronounced Akhenaten through most of the book (Forvo anyone?). I find it hard to believe that the reader is a professional narrator/voice actor. In the spirit of full disclosure, I should say that I teach public speaking.
Someone who enunciates properly.
I really enjoyed this book. I love all things relating to Egypt. It was refreshing to see a character that wanted hold off from sex until she was with the man she would marry, and it was refreshing to see a male character respect that and use self-control. This book is a time-travel romance, where an Egyptologist gets sent back to the time of the pharaohs, and falls in love. I like this book's take on what happened to Nefertiti and her daughters. It was just really fun to see how a modern woman would react back in that time and to see all differences between the two times and cultures. I listened to the Audible audio book, and the narrator did a good job and had a pleasant voice. She differentiated between characters well, and made the experience enjoyable.
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
I was hoping this book would be more about time travel and less about a romance,as I don't care for romance books.It was written so any teen would like it.The narration by Erica L Risberg was terrible and took away from the storyline.Her pronunciations and 'voices' were just awful.
A woman visiting Egypt is thrown back in time to the days of Akenaten and Nefertiti.She is taken for a slave but has a rescuer,with whom she falls in love.She is portrayed as a seer after revealing her secret.She knows what will happen to the Kings family and tells nefertit to take her girls and go.Will she get back to her time?Will her love come with her? Read it in book/kindle form if you want an answer.
I was given this book for an honest review.
Wow. This listen drew me in and gave me a glimpse of life in Egypt around 1300 B.C. I appreciate when authors obviously spend time researching the topic, whereby broadening world views and enriching readers’ lives. The historical references added such a rich layer and texture to the story that I felt I was getting so much more than I had expected.
Egyptian Heart was such an enjoyable listen. Our heroine -- Maggie Owen, an Egyptologist – gets a grant and finally get a chance to experience Egypt, which was her lifelong dream. Life in Egypt, however, turns out to not be as she had envisioned it as she finds herself in a brutal time, facing many challenges as her outlook clashes with the culture there. Then she falls back in time and meets Ramose. For me, that romance was sweet. I loved that couple. Then the adventure increased with plot twists and turns. Very intellectually stimulating, too. This was definitely not your average time travel story.
A very captivating listen. 5/5 listen. Again, kudos to you, Ms. Griffith.
*I received a free audiobook from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.*
After spending a fair amount of time with the History Channel and PBS, I was glad to see such a well done time travel novel. Characters all believable and the essential ones done in depth. Not suited to skimming if print copy, in my opinion, you don't want to miss a nuance.
Erica Risberg does a fine job with characterizations and voice alterations. Has the calm manner of a dispatcher on the line with a caller.
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