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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Silverberg Narrator: William Coon Publisher: Eloquent Voice, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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We're used to hearing about the latest tell-all memoir from one of today's sports figures, political insiders, or celebrity wannabes. But what if we discovered that one of history's greatest heroes had written his life story? That's the premise behind Robert Silverberg's amazing novel Gilgamesh the King.

The journey begins when six-year-old Gilgamesh's father dies. As he grows to manhood and eventually ascends to the throne, he faces many challenges along the way: political intrigue, war, the burden of leadership. But none are as difficult as his intense internal struggles against loneliness and his own mortality. Weaving together historical data, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and his own fertile imagination, Silverberg creates a rich and compassionate portrait of a man who lived about 2500 B.C.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 10/31/2013

    " Since I had never read the legend of Gilgamesh and I am not a huge science fiction/fantasy fan, I was skeptical when i started reading this book. In the end, i was entertained and would recommend this book. It is a tapestry of exotic lands, heroes and feats. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bettie | 10/14/2013

    " A great take on the epic - loved it. Brilliant as a primer to introduce into the full version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Farley | 9/22/2013

    " Oi!!! and Double Oi!!! Thank you Jesus for rescuing us from that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey L. Douglas | 8/24/2013

    " An engaging retelling of the story/myth of Gilgamesh "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mihai Giurgiulescu | 4/23/2013

    " Went through this a while ago so I can't comment on what impressed me at the time, but I remember it was an interesting and enjoyable read. Silverberg's recreation of the ancient story was definitely a feast of imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claude Lalumière | 7/31/2012

    " Despite the mythic scope, this novel feels profoundly intimate. Gilgamesh, as a character, comes across as yearning itself mythologized to epic and primordial proportions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zjay | 7/28/2012

    " Fantastic rendition of the masterpiece. The tension between Ishtar and Gilgamesh is electrifying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zjay | 10/19/2010

    " Fantastic rendition of the masterpiece. The tension between Ishtar and Gilgamesh is electrifying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 9/15/2009

    " Oi!!! and Double Oi!!! Thank you Jesus for rescuing us from that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 9/29/2008

    " i had no idea what this was when i picked it up.

    reads kind of like historical fiction. in a really weird fantasy-like way. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.