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River God

Ancient Egypt, Book 1
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Series: Ancient Egypt, Book 1
Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fame and popularity breed envy in high places, and the adulation of the mob is fickle. They often take as much pleasure in tearing down the idols that they have grown tired of as they did in elevating them in the first place. It is safer by far to live unseen and unremarked, as I always attempt to do.

An ancient kingdom. An incredible destiny.  

Taita is a humble slave, an expert in art, poetry, medicine and engineering as well as keeping important secrets. He is the most treasured possession of Lord Intef. Yet when Intef's beautiful daughter, Lostris, is married to the Pharaoh, Taita is commanded to follow her and swiftly finds himself deeper than he ever could have imagined in a world of deception and treachery.  

But outside the palace, the great kingdom of Egypt is divided and in even greater danger. Enemies threaten on all sides, and only Taita holds the power to save them all....

The first audiobook in the epic Egyptian Series.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Wow!

Absolutely love it!!! This is a perfect story to capture the spirit of ancient Egypt! Eloquently written and the narrator has a soothing voice, I would highly recommend this read!

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  • LM
  • 04-01-19

Abridged

The .epub version of this and the audiobook are not the same. This is abridged or there are different editions with changes to the story in the print or eBook versions.

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very good book

all in all, this is a very good book. I found myself having to break away from the book at different times because I found the narrator monotone. this is not a bad thing, it is more a matter of preference. I don’t know if I can put into words what I really think here, I did not know how much I liked this book, until I got to the end. I wonder if I should call this a slow burning book, one sneaks up on you, and surprises you at the end.
I will say this, you will care about the characters in this book. you will laugh at their jokes, cry at their defeat, and feel their pain and agonize with their suffering as as they go through their lives. That in the long run is the mark of a very good book or story.
I would recommend this book to an adult audience.

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  • C. J. Dunne
  • 02-06-19

A very good read/listen

Having been an avid fan of Wilbur smith for many years I took the opportunity of repurchasing river god now on audible having listen to taita and his mistress the story sounds anew and takes the listener back in time as if you are part of this story. I can thoroughly recommend anybody to purchase and listen to River God as it is one of the best stories that I have ever listened to.

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  • John Peter Jarvis
  • 04-08-19

Brilliant

A truly enthralling story and an excellent narrator. Please use him again he is the best I have heard. I will now listen to the Seventh Scloll. Thankyou.

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  • anne moller-backlund
  • 03-02-19

egyptian history at it's best

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well performed stoy from the period of hychsos wars told by pharao's physiscian and confidante. less persoal than Sinue the Egyptian by Mika Waltari written in the 1960 ies. A good read with suspence and some historic correctness.would probably be well liked by men

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  • G. Walker
  • 02-21-19

Read this numerous times , fantastic to hear it

Really really enjoyed this narration, Mr Meadows does a decent job, never head him before. Not my favourite narrator, hence 4 star's

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  • Michael
  • 02-19-19

Loved it, would highly recommend to anyone.

great performance, great story. would highly recommend to anyone. I laughed, I cried I was there on the return to Egypt!

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