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The Sekhmet Bed Audiobook

The Sekhmet Bed: The She-King, #1

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Publisher's Summary

Is Ahmose's divine gift a blessing or a curse?

The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt's gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king - a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is god-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule.

Ahmose's elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station of Great Royal Wife; her rage at being displaced cannot be soothed. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt's politics and Mutnofret's vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege.

To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods' wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety.

©2011, 2013 Libbie M. Grant (P)2013 Libbie M. Grant

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  • E. M.
    Seattle, WA United States
    14/12/13
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    "Never listened to a story about Egypt before..."
    What made the experience of listening to The Sekhmet Bed the most enjoyable?

    The narration was really enjoyable. I have never listened or read a story about ancient Egypt before and the way the story was told pulled me in and I didn't want to stop listening!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really loved the all the small details and descriptions of the characters day to day lives but it was the dramatic twists in the book that made it a "page-turner". All of the Characters were very well developed and it had me on edge wondering what was going to happen next. I loved the whole thing from start to finish!


    Have you listened to any of Amanda C. Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't before, but will in the future!


    If you could rename The Sekhmet Bed, what would you call it?

    I think the name suits the book well, I wouldn't change it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really hoping that the other books in this series comes to audiobook soon!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Allison
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    26/11/13
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    "Took me there!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sekhmet Bed the most enjoyable?

    The narration and the storytelling were both so beautiful


    What other book might you compare The Sekhmet Bed to and why?

    I haven't read much about Ancient Egypt in historical fiction, so I don't know.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda C. Miller – was your favorite?

    The narration was the best. I wasn't a huge fan of the character voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I almost did. I finished it less than 24 hours after purchasing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lisa anderson
    30/10/16
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    "Beautiful and compelling"

    An intelligent, well written , informed historical fiction piece. I enjoyed being a part of this characters life and feeling the richness of detail in this epic land. Weaving history, myth, religion and culture together inextricably was done with great skill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janice B.
    04/09/16
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    "Valley Girl of the Kings"

    The narrator spoke with a downward lilt that turned every sentence into a sardonic, sarcastic statement. The presentation was so annoying that this was the first time I ever listened to a book imagining it as a written page in order to determine which was worse, the writing or the delivery. I highly recommend reading this rather than listening to Ms Miller. While the main character was not much of a sympathetic character, the reading made her even less likable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tania McVean
    DULUTH, MN, US
    16/07/16
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    "Entertaining but bad narration"

    Entertaining book. Writing somewhat juvenile. Would not have chosen this narrator. Didn't fit the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    21/06/16
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    "FLAWLESS!!!!"

    This book was well thought out, and well written!!! Then to top it all off it was FLAWLESSLY performed!!!! I highly recommend this book!! But as a 90's kid I will say this "You don't have to take my word for it!"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leisa Zoeller
    Australia
    20/06/16
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    "Awesome story excellent narration"

    This story is really enjoyable and the lady doing the narration is really talented. She brings the story to life. I will getting the next in the series. And looking for more from the narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maureen O'Hara
    12/06/16
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    "Outstanding!"

    Outstanding story and narration! Had me riveted the whole time! A must read - listen! I can't wait to find out more about Hatshepsut!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonnie Needles
    ROOSEVELT, UT, US
    09/06/16
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    "08Jun2016"

    After listening to several chapters it's just not my preference of story line -- too much "bedroom" but it's not erotic. I was hoping for more mystery or adventure or suspense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fernando
    10/04/15
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    "Great book - really get a feel for ancient egypt"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sekhmet Bed to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the printer version so I can't be sure.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really makes you feel like you're in ancient Egypt.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda C. Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first, but the narrator did a great job.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Sekhmet Bed and why?

    Ahmose, she had the most 'screen-time'.


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint was that I feel like it had a slight leaning towards a female perspective. There was more focus on motherhood and the protagonist's rival sister that I (a male reader) was especially interested in. However that did not detract enough from the book to result in my dissatisfaction of the whole.I love historical fiction, I've read most of the work by Conn Iggulden and James Clavell, as well as some by Bernard Cornwell, Robert Fabbri, Jane Auel and Ken Follett. I am not educated in Egyptian history, so I cannot judge the actual accuracy of Ironside's details (though they all seem legit as far as I can tell). However I can say she did as good a job of making the reader truly experience the historical setting as any of the those authors did. The story itself was also great, and the writing itself was too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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