Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs by Elizabeth Peters audiobook

Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

By Elizabeth Peters
Read by Lorna Raver

Tantor Audio 9780061252761

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200139453

  • ISBN: 9798200139446

  • ISBN: 9798200139460

Runtime: 12.74 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines a doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit—or have visited—the Nile Valley.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A joyful intellectual excitement permeates the book. The New York Times
“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.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was a pen name of Barbara Mertz, who earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. Over the course of her fifty-year career she wrote more than seventy mystery and suspense novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt, of which many were New York Times bestsellers. She was the recipient of numerous writing awards, including grandmaster and lifetime achievement awards from the Mystery Writers of America, Malice Domestic, and Bouchercon. In 2012 she was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor and named after her major fictional character, at the Malice Domestic convention. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English