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This updated and revised version of Dr. Mertz's stunning collection of everything related to the civilization of ancient Egypt is brought to life through Lorna Raver's informative and entertaining narration. Presented as half textbook, half historical fiction, Raver finds a solid balance between the two genres. Her voice brims with mystery and the unknown as she, along with the listener, travels along the path that Mertz has meticulously paved from the earliest glimpses of the remarkable civilization to the very latest discoveries. Raver is solid and unwavering throughout, sounding as though she's enjoying the information she so clearly presents. She brings fun and excitement to a field that many consider to be overly analyzed and studied, offering a learning experience through an abundance of speculative fiction sure to capture the minds of even the youngest listeners.
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"A joyful intellectual excitement permeates the book." ---The New York Times --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Man!!! I really love it
I love History especially Egypt
Never thought of the author to be that famous
Wish I could read Amelia Peabody series one day and Amazon just... Read more
After I stumbled upon an ancient Egypt exhibit in a museum I wanted to find out more about the belief system behind the culture that produced such extravagant burial rituals. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Tapp
My parents' bookshelves included a number of standard texts (Breasted et al.), which I read as a child. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard Middleton
Barbara Mertz brings the history of Egypt to life with her expertise. She also presents it with a sense of humor which is not dry or textbook style which keeps interests going.Published 13 months ago by Elissa Bereznak
I've been reading the Amelia Peabody series and have become hooked on ancient Egypt. I did a little research on Elizabeth Peters only to find out that she is the real life... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Melynda Tilley
Maybe the author is even more opinionated than Amelia! I'm a long-time Mertz/Peters/Michaels fan so I thought I would try her nonfiction. This book is chatty and interesting. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Strawberry
Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters writes non-fiction with the same humor and wit that she has shown in her novels. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nuna