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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead is a compendium of classic texts by one of the greatest translators and historians of ancient Egypt, as well as one of the most renowned Egyptologists of all time, E.A. Wallis Budge. Discover the magic of ancient Egypt in this comprehensive text. 

In Part I, using plain, easy-to-understand language, Budge delves into the history, instructions, motifs, themes, spells, incantations, and charms written for the dead that ancient Egyptians would need to employ to pass from this world into the next. Throughout centuries, these "books of the dead man" were often found buried alongside mummies and inside tombs, which locals and grave robbers would collect.

In Part II, Budge's classic translation of the Book of the Dead from the Papyrus of Ani (and others) is presented in its original format and contains the prayers, incantations, and ancient text used to help guide the dead during their journey.

Finally, in Part III, a list of Egyptian deities is provided.

Illustrated throughout with great care, including photos, fine art, and other illustrations, this edition will bring the historic afterlife guide back to life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©1934 E. A. Wallis Budge (P)2020 Sekta

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Waste Of Money

The narrator reads beyond the speed of a professional and the content basically offers chapter titles of the actual book. The worst audiobook of my 7 year membership!

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Narration killed it

I was really eager to listen to this audiobook. I've been fascinated with Egyptian religion. However, the rush-rush narration mixed with the narrator's tone and pitch killed the experience for me. I will have to find a better way to learn the stories.

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Good listen.

She talks too fast. Slow down to 0.80x. Enjoyed the listen. I can understand where religion gets a lot of it's rituals from.

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Narrater was disappointing

The narrater was fast, not engaging ,mono tone , very impersonal and disconnected to the point that I decided to buy the book and read it myself .
I don’t know about the book yet .

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Not the full book

The narrator reads the title to the chapters but almost nothing and mainly nothing from the chapters.

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Good Supplement for The Book of the Dead

This is *not* a reading of a translation of the Book of the Dead. It is a supplemental guide to help you understand it. As such, it does a decent job of explaining. the narration is a tad fast, as others have mentioned. However, if you slow the speed down to .85, it's quite pleasant. Not a bad deal for less than $5.