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Imhotep Audiobook

Imhotep

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Publisher's Summary

Stumbling in the dark of an unfinished tomb beneath the sands of Saqqara, American tourist Tim Hope unknowingly passes through a time portal that leads to ancient Egypt: a time before the Sphinx, before the great pyramids of Giza, and long before the loss of his beloved Addy.

When he discovers that two other Americans preceded him through the time portal, Tim immerses himself in the ancient world to search for them. As he becomes more comfortable with the simpler, more immediate land, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to the delicate Meryt, a wbt-priestess for the god Re.

Learning that a seven-year famine has led to a plot to overthrow King Djoser, Tim discovers that his fate, the lives of the two Americans and the future of Egypt rest in the hands of the legendary Imhotep, master architect of the Step Pyramid, renowned physician and intimate adviser to King Djoser.

©2010 Imhotep Literary LLC (P)2016 Imhotep Literary LLC

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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 06-13-16
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 06-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best of the year!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Imhotep to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read print version, so no opinion.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Totally original concept from start to finish. Outstanding in every regard, with the caveat that it is long for this type of novel, and it does get abit involved with many characters and agendas, so attention must be paid.


    Which character – as performed by Clay Lomakayu – was your favorite?

    The American couple were impressive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I tried!


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook by Audioblast in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. Good timing, as once again I had it in my queue for regular downloading. ( Do you think there is some collusion there ? Mmmm? )
    All that said, this is truly an epic audio performance. The setting is exotic, the characters rich and realistic, the research clearly in depth, and the overall feel wonderfully fufilling.

    It does get bogged down abit at time, and could do with some editing , but on balance this is one of my favourites of the year, and is well worth the credit and the time for anyone.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie 07-29-16
    Charlie 07-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "There is no "x" in "escape""

    Entertaining story though it was a bit wordy and could have been made shorter without losing anything. It was quite well narrated with one glaring exception. The narrator pronounces the word "escape" as "exscape" and I found it grating, each of the 39 times it appears in the text.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DobieChuck Colorado 09-13-16
    DobieChuck Colorado 09-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "SNOOZER"

    I was looking forward to reading this one, and was sorely disappointed... The pace is awful, and the story never seems to get anywhere... I gave up not quite halfway through... I read 8 books while trying very hard to get into and finish this one... Not really sure where the good reviews are coming from... Maybe the second half woulda made the book, but I can't work up the effort to keep going, and that's w/ a story w/ appealing historical potential... The narrator is subpar... Returned it...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katibird 05-15-16
    Katibird 05-15-16
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    "Great walk back into ancient Egypt"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Imhotep to be better than the print version?

    Have no idea. Only did audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    No one thing. Characters, plot, making it all come alive. Great novel. Sorry it ended.


    Have you listened to any of Clay Lomakayu’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. No idea


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Well, it is 19 hours so no. But I was sorry it ended.


    Any additional comments?

    Pre-pyramids time comes alive. Author really sucks you in with detail, dialogue, and plot. Characters well fleshed out. Wonderful surprise. Always great to find a new author and a really good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LCNanny 07-30-16
    LCNanny 07-30-16
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    "the main character has a pedophile relationship"
    What disappointed you about Imhotep?

    The pedophile relationship between Tim (who is at least 30+ years old) and the young 12-13 year old Egyptian girl. there are several chapters prior to their sexual encounter, where Tim (or rather the author) begins to justify this relationship; taking us through the thinking of a pedophile. Not acceptable regardless of the circumstances. Then the author goes on in the following chapters giving us characters in support, and even pushing, this relationship as if the author knows it is not acceptable.


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    Nina 05-28-17
    Nina 05-28-17
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    "Disappointed"

    Couldn't get beyond a few chapters, the characters were flat, overly simplistic and all conversations my ch

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 05-03-17 Member Since 2010
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    "would love audible would get rest of series
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    highly recommend first of 4 book series can't wait to get the rest. Hopefully on audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anubyss Newark, NJ 04-24-17
    Anubyss Newark, NJ 04-24-17
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    "Great twists"

    I now need to find another Egyptian focused audiobook to listen to. This one was great. Had no idea this was setup the way it was and I loved it.

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    William 01-21-17
    William 01-21-17
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    "an ancient story of love and power"

    I really enjoyed this book. I like fictionalized history and the premise of this historic figure really being an accidental time traveler was a delight. The pace of the book also seemed to mimic the leisurely pace of the time and the descriptions lead one to feel the warmth of the sun on my face while seeing the great expanse of the desert. Times may change, but basic human characteristics remain the same.

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    Dan 12-25-16
    Dan 12-25-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Snoozy Story Who's Finale Didn't come Fast Enough"

    I Liked this book. The beginning was so promising. And then the Author wrote literature. Then I stopped liking it. There's plot here, finding it among the descriptions and settings is a chore.. A story I'd love to know the end of, but the bridge between the beginning and the end (which I gave up on ever reaching at 70%) is too far. I wasted away and died in the sands.
    Let me be a bit more specific. A story needs to advance and do so at a reasonable clip. This one just slogged on so long I gave up. Well written and performed but not really for me.
    If you can read John Irving, you'll likely find this wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "No great advantage read some and listen to the re"

    The Narrator was dull no exception in his voice I would not like him again

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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