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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,502 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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When Melanie Ross first meets April Hall, she's not sure what to think. What other sixth grade girl wears her blonde hair piled in a twist and flaunts false eyelashes? But when the two girls discover the storage shed outside the A-Z Antiques and Curio Shop, they discover they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. Soon the friends create the Egypt Game. Dressed up in costumes, they secretly hold ceremonies and dance in the ghostly interior of the shed. As the number of Egyptians begins to grow, so does their fun. Then one day, strange things begin to happen. Soon the players find themselves deep in a dangerous mystery that threatens to end the Egypt Game for good. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isabelle | 2/19/2014

    " i didn't really like it it just wasn't the best book ever but it had some good parts "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaito | 2/16/2014

    " Not much of a conflict but i really loved the overall idea because i have an imagination like that and i love history, especially about old cultures like Egypt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 2/12/2014

    " Rereading The Egypt Game brought back all kinds of memories. I loved looking at the original illustrations just as I remembered them from second grade. It was one of my favorite books then and it still is; I would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 2/10/2014

    " This book was really cute and very imaginative. The characters are very well defined. It was a very enjoyable story and kids will love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany Levrault | 2/1/2014

    " This book was one of my favorites as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Deloach | 1/21/2014

    " Originally published in 1967 and I would never have thought that was the case. Very current and up to date style, aged very well. Like the X-Files have aged well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosalee | 1/19/2014

    " I thought the plot was creative and fun. I also liked how the various characters came together. But I don't think it's likely that I'd ever want to read this book again, so that is why I gave it 3 stars. I liked it, but not enough to buy it or to read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luisa | 12/29/2013

    " I've wanted to read this story since middle school. It's very entertaining, and quite different from what I expected. I thought it was more science fiction/fantasy-ish than realistic fiction. Nevertheless, a good story. I'm not sure current 6th graders would find it very interesting, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allina | 12/24/2013

    " Used to be one of my favorite books when I was in 4th grade!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 12/6/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books from my childhood! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aj | 11/29/2013

    " Not the best, but it was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz White | 3/13/2013

    " This is a great children's book, published the year I was born. Written I think for 5th grade kids. Wonderfl description of imaginary worlds of children. It remindd me about my own imagination games, and gave me new appreciation for my kids' play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 2/27/2013

    " The amazing thing about Newbery books is that they stand the test of time - even if some of the language is outdated, the story still "gets" you. These kids are just like kids you might have known, & the Egypt Game is like the games kids will always play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie Zaidi | 2/11/2013

    " My elementary school teacher gave me this book and it forever changed my life. Not the best written book, but it holds a special place in my heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/20/2013

    " I liked this book in 6th grade. It taught me a lot about life and the games I play... yeah right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine-Chioma | 12/22/2012

    " Loved this book! Especially because my whole childhood was basically playing make-believe games. Plus I actually learned (and retained more) about ancient Egypt than I did from studying it in school "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara K. | 12/22/2012

    " Oh this one is another fun one to share with a class. And what is really great about it...it has a sequel. SO the kids who love it and love the characters can get a second look at it! And learning about Egypt on the side - a complete and total bonus!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 11/14/2012

    " This book helps you learn a lot about Egypt in a fun way that will let you laugh at other's agony and pain. >:D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 7/28/2012

    " We read this book in school, but I also loved all of Zilpha Keatley-Snyder's work, esp the Great Stanley Kidnapping Case. A few years ago I heard her speak at my public library, and she was just wonderful, very warm and funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrianna Costello | 7/16/2012

    " I loved this book as a 6th grader in 1982-83. I recommended this book to friend, and she and I tried to re-enact it by making our own Egyptian headdresses out of empty clorox bleach bottles decorated with gold ribbons! Because of this book, she went on to get a degree in Egyptology from Yale! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Miette | 7/1/2012

    " An awful book! It taught me nothing about Egypt! Suckdum! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naida | 6/12/2012

    " I loved this book as a kid. I was obsessed with ancient egypt and this book played right into that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 12/3/2011

    " i thought it was great and it helped me a lot on my egypt project. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara Garcia | 8/5/2011

    " so, i read this book in seventh or eight grade i really liked it and made me actually feel like if i was in the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lys | 5/18/2011

    " granted, I read this in sixth grade, but I do remember absolutely loving it "

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

    " This is a great children's book, published the year I was born. Written I think for 5th grade kids. Wonderfl description of imaginary worlds of children. It remindd me about my own imagination games, and gave me new appreciation for my kids' play. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 fire master | 5/12/2011

    " It was kinda ok but they need to make the game real "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sammy | 5/12/2011

    " I really DON'T like this book. At first I thought it would be something fun an exciting, but it turns out that they were just playing a boring FAKE Eygptian game "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaito | 5/11/2011

    " Not much of a conflict but i really loved the overall idea because i have an imagination like that and i love history, especially about old cultures like Egypt! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C9G7 | 5/10/2011

    " A nice book that got me hooked on Egypt for a while. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 4/30/2011

    " This one is quite dated. It's cute enough.
    I kept waiting for more to happen. Snyder did eventually throw in a little excitment--but it was almost too little, too late for me. Maybe that was the norm for books written so many decades ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bao | 4/21/2011

    " I think the book was dull and didn't have that much of a suspense...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/13/2011

    " I read this book with my 12 year old daughter. She really liked it and I thought it was a good as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susannah | 4/13/2011

    " it was diffrent then i thought it was going to be "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/12/2011

    " I like the characters in this book and the imagination. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Here.i.go | 4/4/2011

    " school read: hated it. i hate these types of books. purely and simply...

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About the Author
Author Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Zilpha Keatley Snyder is the author of The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid, and The Witches of Worm, all Newbery Honor Books. Her most recent books include The Treasures of Weatherby, The Bronze Pen, William S. and the Great Escape, and William’s Midsummer Dreams. She lives in Mill Valley, California.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned twenty Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.