• The Nile: Travelling Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present

  • The Vintage Departures Series
  • By: Toby Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Nile, like all of Egypt, is both timeless and ever-changing. In this audio, renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey downriver that is both history and travelogue. We begin at the First Nile Cataract, close to the modern city of Aswan. From there, Wilkinson guides us through the illustrious nation birthed by this great river.

We see Thebes, with its Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple. We visit the fertile Fayum, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and finally, the pulsing city of Cairo, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the water. Along the way, Wilkinson introduces us to the gods, pharaohs, and emperors who joined their fate to the Nile and gained immortality; and to the adventurers, archaeologists, and historians who have all fallen under its spell. Peerlessly erudite, vividly told, The Nile brings the course of this enduring river into stunning view.

©2014 Toby Wilkinson (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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A Riverboat Cruise from the luxury of your phone

This book does a wonderful job of outlining thousands of years of history along one of the most recognized rivers in the world. Its strength lies in Toby Wilkinson’s expert knowledge of both ancient and modern Egyptian history. As an audiobook, at times it can be difficult to visualize when and where a listener is, owing to the book’s massive stretches in time and place. In the end however, like the nile, the flow of this audiobook is life-giving and serene. A outstanding experience traveling the breath of the Nile.

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Audible recording of 1st section defective!! I want my money back!!

Can’t review because recording stopped playing! Please address this problem. Thank you for your help. Loved what Zi was allowed to hear.

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excellent book, but the reader sounds like a bot

want to learn about egypt, read this. a wee but dated with info, but a good general summary. the reader of the audible book is horribly blend and voice lacks inflection and is very monotone