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    • The Egyptian

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    The world of ancient Egypt springs magnificently to life in this astonishing historical novel of love, war, political intrigue, and religious revolution. Told from the first-person point of view, it is the story of Sinuhe, physician to the royal court of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his successors in the middle of the tumultuous 14th century B.C. From his exalted position, Sinuhe was able to observe and participate in some of the most intimate and important decisions that affected the powerful Egyptian kingdom of the 18th Dynasty during a very troubled period of its history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really old story told in beautiful way

    • By honest critic on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Roman

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    This fascinating historical novel brings to life the ancient Roman Empire with all its decadence, vice, virtue, courage, splendor, and magnificence. Told from the first-person point of view, and closely following actual historical events and personalities, this is the story of Minutus Manilianus, a Roman knight who comes to manhood during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Skillfully recapturing the essence of the period in its vast tapestry of color, drama, beauty, and menace, Waltari weaves a masterful plot beginning in the eastern Mediterranean port city of Antioch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Passion of the Roman

    • By Robert on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Suleiman the Magnificent: Sultan of the East

    • By: Harold Lamb
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Suleiman the Magnificent is the story of the Ottoman Turks' greatest leader. He came to power at the early age of 25 in 1520. Before his death in 1566, he had altered the power structure and geography of Eastern Europe, and Turkey had become the dominant naval power in the Mediterranean. Suleiman's reign would mark the high tide of Turkish power in Asia Minor and Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book great for history buffs

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $39.20

    • The Etruscan

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Beginning in Ionia in 498 BC with the burning of the Lydian capital, Sardis, the story of Lars Turms sweeps across the Mediterranean to Delphi, Athens, then Sicily, before finally ending in Rome and ancient Etruria. Along the way, we encounter Greek warriors and pirates, Carthaginian merchants and princes, strange priests and priestesses, and trading centers, great and small. It is a fascinating glimpse of a world on the verge of wrenching change. Few cultures will survive unscathed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprised fan......

    • By garret on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Adventurer

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Mika Waltari sweeps you into the early 16th century in this tale of faith, love, and tragedy. Beginning in Finland, where our hero is born, we are introduced to young Michael Furfoot, a scholar with hopes of becoming a church prelate. His dream of ordination leads him to the famed University of Paris and its intrigues. Running short of money, he is forced to abandon his studies for the life of a mercenary soldier, a decision that will bring him into contact with some of the age's greatest leaders and intellects.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Dark Angel

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Ancient Constantinople, the glorious capital of the Eastern Roman Empire for over 1,000 years, and the jewel of Christendom, is the setting for this incredible historical novel. No other city in the world could compare with it in grandeur, splendor, and wealth. And when it fell to the Turks in 1453, it must have seemed like the end of the world to Christians. Famed author Mika Waltari takes us into the last months of this dying city as revealed in the diary of John Angelos, a strange man hopelessly in love with the daughter of an eminent Byzantine official.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully written with a top notch narration

    • By JimB on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $31.49