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A Newbery Honor winner!

Ranofer struggles to thwart the plottings of his evil brother, Gebu, so he can become master goldsmith like their father. Young listeners will love this exciting tale of ancient Egyptian mystery and intrigue.

©1985 Eloise Javis McGraw (P)2012 AudioGO

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  • EmilyK
  • 10-04-13

Suspense in Ancient Egypt -- Fun and Eudcational

What did you love best about The Golden Goblet?

My 10 year old reluctant reader son loved this book. I thought the narrator was great and I was happy to listen along. My son was disappointed it wasn't part of a series. The added plus was that it was educational and got him excited about Ancient Egypt.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Golden Goblet?

There are many exciting moments -- enough that it was too absorbing to listen to at bedtime.

What does Charles Carroll bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent narrator for both children and adults to listen to. There are unfamiliar names and places in the book, due to its setting in Ancient Egypt, and I could imagine my son being frustrated with that if he had to read it without benefit of the audio. As it was, the names were handled so naturally it wasn't a barrier.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was a very uplifting book by the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-17

A wonderful, enthralling read!

We read this as part of our Ancient Egypt studies. The story was exciting and adventurous. A great read!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-10-16

Kids like it

My 8 year old daughter said, "I wish it was longer!" The 6 and 10 year old enjoyed it also.

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  • Robin
  • 12-03-13

Egypt lovers, read this book!

I read this novel with my class every other year. It was the only one for which I did not have an audio version. With great gusto, I began to play this version to my class. It didn't take long to realize that the fantastic story line was being buried underneath the narrator's repetitive pattern of emphasis in each sentence, no matter the content. I ended up reading the story to them myself, as I have other years. The book is fantastic, just read it the old-fashioned way. Audible, I would love for you to record this one with a different narrator. Love the story.

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  • Milkman
  • 03-01-15

Rare gem of a story

Written in the 60's, this is a great book on ancient Egypt. Details of the time period is quite accurate. Depiction of everyday life of a ten year old boy growing up alone, vulnerable yet able to hold on to what is right & honorable. Good narrator.

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  • Daniel
  • 13-08-18

good story poor narration

The story is exciting but there seems to be breaks everytime the reader pauses that cut off the first part of his words so "gaboo" ends up coming out sounding like "ahboo" It's very frustrating to listen to and makes my kids dread listening to it because of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-18

Great!

We read this book as part of our history unit on egypt. the children loved it!

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  • Johnson7
  • 09-10-17

wonderful!

Wonderful audio story! Listened with my children as part of our history curriculum. The book was eloquent and well written, excellent story line!

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  • Jessica Annette Claborn
  • 05-09-17

great story for all ages

The story kept my children and I at the edge of our seat! We learned so much about living in a Egypt at the same time. great read!

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  • LMG
  • 13-07-17

Awsome!!!!!!!!!!😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😀😀😀🎉🎊🎉🎊💥🎉🎊💥🎉🎊💥💥🎉🎊💥🎉🎊🎉

This book is full of mistery a boy ranefer suffers with his half brother gebou who beats him, ranefers troble starts more when he finds out his half is stealing gold by him from the very gold house he works out will he stop him?