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River God Audiobook

River God: Ancient Egyptian, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

At the festival of Osiris, loyal subjects of the pharaoh gather to pay homage to their leader. Only Taita, a wise and formidably gifted enunch slave, sees him as a symbol of the kingdom's fading glory.

Danger surounds all those who oppose the ruling elite. But together with his protégés, Lostris, the beautiful 14-year-old daughter of his master Lord Intef, and the proud young army officer Tanus, Taita begins the long and dangerous journey towards his own glorious dream: to restore the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs on the glittering banks of the nile.

©Wilbur Smith; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    Megan st génies, France 10/03/2011
    Megan st génies, France 10/03/2011 Member Since 2014
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    "A little disappointed"

    Beautiful story and Tahita is still my most loved book character. BUT the reading is abridged and missing a lot of the story!!! Some of my very most favourite parts have been taken out. It's still a pleasure to listen to but I would recommend reading to the book witch is more complete.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    DL 25/01/2016
    DL 25/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Robbed"

    Can't express how disappointed I am with this bullet point version of River God It's been abridged almost beyond recognition , huge swathes of the original book have been omitted .
    If you loved reading the book , this version is guaranteed to leave you asking what happened to the story

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter WiganUnited Kingdom 06/11/2008
    Peter WiganUnited Kingdom 06/11/2008
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    "Emotional roller coaster"

    This well written story, equally well narrated, draws on the whole spectrum of human emotions. In parts it is chilling and brutal, and in others romantic and seductive. If you like historical drama, you'll love River God.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Slipper 07/03/2017
    Slipper 07/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "So disappointed"

    It was chopped so much I nearly couldn't follow the story. The whole slaughter of the Shrikes by the rise of the slave girls is missing as is the rescue of the king on his barge. A very disappointing audio book and Audio book should be ashamed of putting it in their catalogue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 03/03/2017
    Nicole 03/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great fun story"

    I really enjoyed this book .
    Kept me entertained whilst I decorated!
    Highly recommended for a light hearted listen. Good fun

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    Jemma B 01/03/2017
    Jemma B 01/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Fact & fiction weaved together by a true master."

    I first read this book 22 years ago as a young teenager & it truly captivated me. I didn't know when I turned the last page just how it would subtly influence my years to come. It kindled a fascination for the ancient world that grew into a passion, leading to an Ancient History degree & a career writing historical fiction. Rediscovering the story, this time via audiobook, I was reminded just how fantastic & mesmerising a tale Wilber Smith created. Blending fact & fiction seamlessly & immersing the reader/listener in a world both exotic & familiar. This tale is as immortal as it characters!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss L ttophi 28/02/2017
    Miss L ttophi 28/02/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "very good book"

    one of my favourite book one to hear over again intresting very enjoyable relaxing a book for any seson to enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Anne Lean 12/01/2017
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    "Excellent read many times never get bored."

    Just as good listening to it. Excellent author. Always waiting for next book to be published.

























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    Paul United Kingdom 21/11/2016
    Paul United Kingdom 21/11/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "History at its best"

    as good to listen to as it was to read so many years ago....I look forward to listening to the next book.

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    Emma 25/10/2015
    Emma 25/10/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Abridged....... disappointing"
    What did you like best about River God? What did you like least?

    I love Wilbur Smith and this Egyptian saga, but having read the book the abridged audio leaves out so much it left me looking for the paper copy again.


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  • Hilde
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    26/09/16
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    "Why making abridged vertion?"

    The original is far better than this abridged vertion who takes away most of what makes this story compelling.
    I was disapointed!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/04/17
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    "Great tale"

    loved this story as a teen. 20 years later it was great to hear it during my travels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stohan
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    05/04/17
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    "Refreshing"

    I read the paper back of this book 14 years ago and it was most refreshing to listen to it. Great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matteo
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    26/12/13
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    "Couldn't finish it"

    I didnt like the narration and the story. Its nice that is in ancient egypt but I didnt find I was learning a lot about how things wore done then. I read 50% of the book and gave up

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Floyd ritter
    10/03/09
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    "the river god"

    xalent book so is the audible thing.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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