• Mythology

  • Egyptian Myths, Goddesses, Gods, and Stories
  • By: Ron Carver
  • Narrated by: John Griffith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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By: Ron Carver
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Publisher's Summary

Become familiar with the myths and their background. Become swallowed up by the sandy Egyptian empire of old. In this book, you’ll learn about things like:

  • The golden lotus
  • The Greek princess
  • The stories around the Sphinx
  • Gods like Osiris, Isis, and Horus, and their role in mythology
  • What women did in ancient Egyptian culture
  • How Egyptians handled medicinal needs
  • Mummification and its deeper meaning and rituals
  • The importance of Shabti dolls in religious worship
  • What Heka did and why
  • The role of Cleopatra VII, the famous Egyptian ruler
  • What happened to Queen Hatshepsut

And much more. Learn more now by adding this guide to your library.

©2019 Ron Carver (P)2020 Ron Carver
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Interesting stories, terrible narration

First couple of chapters are like a list of facts and once it starts to get interesting the narrator keeps making mistakes, stumbling over words, re-reading sentences, and clicking his tongue or something when he catches himself mid-mistake... It's bad. The stories and matter-of-fact information still held my interest for a few more chapters but I'm 3 hours into a 9 hour book and I don't think I can take another 6 hours of this narrator.

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Egyptians

Those Egyptians, man. They had some superstitions back then. I've heard some of the most famous myths and symbolisms before, but definitely not all of them. And there were some surprising things in there, like the guy who asked his brother to chop off his head because he didn't want people to recognize him. That was gruesome.

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Disappointed. False advertising.

I have been looking for a long time for a work on Egyptian mythology. This is not it.

This reads like a series of disjointed lectures on ancient Egyptian history and culture from early dynasties up early historical times. Large quantities of information are frequently repeated more or less verbatim in multiple chapters, which are organized in no discernible order. Mythology is referred to only in passing as it might bear on the history and culture.

I will probably finish because it is a mildly interesting series of lectures on a culture and history I don’t know much about, delivered as if by an interested TA reading lecture notes.

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disappointed

I sought out a book on Egyptian mythology after reading two great ones on Greek and one great one on Norse. This did not compare well as the first half had spotty reference to some myths though no actual stories. The narrator's style and repeated clicking resets added to my struggle and I could not finish after 6 hours of listening. I hope to find a better book on this subject.

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Whoa

Glad I came across this. I haven't learned much about the Egyptian myths before. This is an excellent book that shows you symbolism, references, myths, beliefs, historical context, and more. Nothing wrong with it. Consider getting it!

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Yes!

Tut An Ahmon and all those other Egyptians, the kings, the pharaohs, the gods, the made-up goddesses (don't forget those)... it all worked. And in this book, they all came alive. Thanks. Very much recommended. And when I say that, it means something.

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Too Long for Too Little Information

This book starts off well enough, then just keeps repeating itself for the most part. The narrator is good, but the editing could use some work. Whenever he misspeaks and starts again, the editor just left it in. I’d say all-in-all, this book has about 2 1/2-3 hours of unique information in a 10+ hour audiobook. Don’t waste your time.

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Wonderful Substance. Appaling Narration. No Edits.

I do not fault the narrator, unless he is responsible for editing his own "work". This audiobook is superb for content. It has a beautiful mix of mythology and relevant history that shows the evolution of ancient Egyptian mythology and religious doctrine.

The content itself is so rich. The errors, re-reading, re-pronunciations, stammering, tongue clicks are all clear to hear and the utter absence of ANY editing WHATSOEVER causes SERIOUS discredit to the otherwise wonderful material.

Another critical error is the glaringly obvious mispronunciation of Egyptian and Persian names of people and gods. There are standard pronunciations in academia and the narrator gets more wrong than correct. This wonderful book deserves to be read well, and not dragged through the mud with such an abysmal reading.

I would literally volunteer to read it myself and record it and edit it so that it would be free of errors, I care about the academic quality of the subject matter so much.

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Well, I guess you could see the 5 stars from the rating. This is because I was a constant listener (meaning: I didn't stop) of this book. It goes on and on for about 9 or 10 hours about so many different aspects of the ancient Egyptian culture and belief system. I thought it was worth every minute, so therefore, it was worth every penny.