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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12,884 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed.

Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown.

On the eve of the festival of Osiris, the loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather in Thebes to pay tribute to their leader.

Exploding with all the passion and rage of a bygone time, River God is a masterpiece of historical writing. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Godfather | 2/14/2014

    " I have read all of Wilbur Smith's books and would recommend any of them. They have excellent historical info in them. However, the River God and the sequels are incredibile good reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Mohn | 2/7/2014

    " I love this book and have decided it is summerish so I can reread it. I do this every summer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abhishek | 1/28/2014

    " a detailed and vivid descripton makes this book a good read.the detailing is so immaculate that you can conjure each scene however this book dosn't have a contant pace and thats irks a lots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hamish Martin | 1/26/2014

    " One of my favourites! A must read for everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane M Dickson | 1/23/2014

    " I read this and the seventh scroll some years ago now. I am not generally a Wilbur Smith fan but I did enjoy these. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Andes | 1/21/2014

    " Best book ever - I reread it every few years. Makes me want to visit Egypt. Possibly the best historical fiction book I've ever read. Fun read, goes easy, great tale. Some parts slightly violent. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John Ruff | 1/14/2014

    " Dreadful, but I sure did read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne | 1/14/2014

    " Great book about ancient egypt - a love story too. Very descriptive "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 11/19/2013

    " One of my all time fav's.....brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 10/17/2013

    " I liked this book enough that I also picked it up as a book on CD for a road trip "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree | 9/26/2013

    " One of my favorite books of all time, I've been through 6 or 7 different copies because I've worn them out from reading over and over. Finally got it as an e-book so no more ruining books, hee. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samrat | 9/22/2013

    " history of egyptians "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 9/22/2013

    " Always carry books with you in foreign lands. I was stuck reading this, because it was the only book in English on the shelf at the hostel when I finished my book. I should have learned Shona. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Edgren | 9/21/2013

    " This was a highly engaging narrative with an epic scope. A masterpiece of historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seracer2003 | 9/7/2013

    " A very good historical Egyptian book full of intrigue and so on... Followed by Warlock--- also very good! Concerns a lowly scribe who follows people's lives... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misou Ho | 9/5/2013

    " Ah, the book that started it all. My love for historical fiction that is. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aleeeeeza | 5/14/2013

    " I tried liking this novel. I really did. It just isn't my type. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Lloyd | 1/16/2013

    " A real favourite of mine. Ignored the terrible follow-ups, they were only written because stupid money was thrown at Smith I believe, but this is the epitome of a fun historical fantasy. Recently re-read it and still loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manuela | 10/27/2012

    " Bello, bello, bello. Un capolavoro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri Cooper | 8/10/2012

    " Hugely entertaining and well researched novel set in the royal courts and battlefields of ancient Egypt. A really great read despite the at times over the top egotism of protagonist Taita, royal slave and eunuch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philippe Jardin | 3/26/2012

    " One of my all time fav's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 1/9/2012

    " fantastic scope in time and place "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 10/1/2011

    " I'm loving this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whiteworm | 8/24/2011

    " awesome. books that should be movies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Handav | 7/21/2011

    " An absolutely epic novel. I have read this book countless times and am always as gripped as the first time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 5/24/2011

    " After 5 months, I just have to give up. Maybe I'll try reading it again sometime...but not sometime soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/17/2011

    " A wonderful creation of ancient Egypt from Africa's best storyteller. I was captivated by it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/12/2011

    " Just when you thought you knew Wilbur Smith’s genre along came River God. A great central character and a sweeping narrative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 5/4/2011

    " My all time favourite book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 4/27/2011

    " I was so full of adventure. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 4/24/2011

    " Awsome book, strong male protagonist and amazing writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/22/2011

    " I love this book and have decided it is summerish so I can reread it. I do this every summer.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/18/2011

    " My first Wilber Smith and I really enjoyed it! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jewel | 4/17/2011

    " I can't remember when I read this exactly, but I remember it was an engrossing read, with a bit of historical inaccuracies and some unbelievable stuff. I think it was will written that I didn't mind much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/11/2011

    " Good, it was a good mixed of everything. Romance, comedy, action, adventure and bloody battles. I'm hoping the sequel is just as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 4/10/2011

    " A long book, like 10 combined into one. Just when you think it was ending, another twist or turn, then another.... The author is creative, such an imaginative mind, with alot of research for this ancient setting. Entertaning and a great escape for the humdrum of everyday life in 2011. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 4/8/2011

    " I really liked this book. It was easy to read. I loved the characters...well, the good ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 3/29/2011

    " Really entertaining book with a great story. Awesome travel read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/28/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books. Yes, it's wordy, but in a good way. Smith's prose is lyrical in places. The characters are exciting, Lord Intef is so evil, and Taita is so vain but still so likable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hanamaraea | 3/24/2011

    " I really didn't think I liked Wilbur Smith, and then I read this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 3/24/2011

    " Mi stancano un pochino i personaggi così perfetti di Mr Smith.
    Poca realtà nelle descrizioni.
    Gli intrecci sono spesso ben fatti ma nel complesso nn ne è uscito niente di memorabile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 3/6/2011

    " The best fictional narrative that I know of set in ancient Egypt--high adventure, intrigue, and a surprising dose of humor. It has two excellent sequels. "

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