The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips audiobook

The Egyptologist

By Arthur Phillips
Read by various narrators

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9780812972597

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665013338

Runtime: 16.25 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil. Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the most dazzling find in the history of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into trouble, having staked his professional reputation and his fiancEe's fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. Meanwhile, a relentless Australian detective sets off on the case of his career, spanning the globe in search of a murderer. And another murderer. And possibly another murderer. The confluence of these seemingly separate stories results in an explosive ending, at once inevitable and utterly unpredictable. Arthur Phillips leads this expedition to its unforgettable climax with all the wit and narrative bravado that made Prague one of the most critically acclaimed novels of 2002. Exploring issues of class, greed, ambition, and the very human hunger for eternal life, this staggering second novel gives us a glimpse of Phillips's range and maturity-and is sure to earn him further acclaim as one of the most exciting authors of his generation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intricately built whodunit for the King Tut lover in all of us…When is the last time you encountered a contemporary writer with Philips’ far reaching intrests and easy facility with faraway places, faraway times.” Esquire
“Witty.” New Yorker
“A wonder, a work of imaginative prowess that more than fulfills the promise of Prague.San Francisco Chronicle
“Ambitious and funny and clever…Philips works beautifully with a theme he explored in Prague: the way people construct place.” Chicago Tribune
“The audacity of [Philips’] creation [is] as great as that of his protagonist’s and the success of it even greater.” Chicago Sun-Times
“A dense and witty novel, full of surprises and puzzles.” Providence Journal
“Brilliantly done.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Vastly entertaining.” Publishers Weekly
“Phillips proves himself once again to be a wildly creative storyteller.” Booklist
“Philips’ formidable research and witty prose make this on well worth your time.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Arthur Phillips

Author Bio: Arthur Phillips

Arthur Phillips is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Song is You, Prague, The Egyptologist, and others. Prague was named a New York Times Notable Book and received the Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for best first novel. His books Angelica and The Song Is You were both optioned for film, the former by Mitchell Lichtenstein and the latter by Focus Features. Phillips received his BA in history from Harvard University, and he had several occupations before becoming a novelist, including a speechwriter, a jazz musician, and a child actor; he is also a five-time Jeopardy! champion. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 16.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English