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3.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 5 3.26 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilbur Smith Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling author Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited next installment in his thrilling Egyptian series. The Quest continues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.

Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows: the Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa from where the mighty river springs. In desperation, Pharaoh sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to find the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. But none have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for the Warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 2/8/2014

    " This was a disappointment after the first 3 which were fantastic. It was too long, too magical - after the others, and 156 year old Taita obsessing over a teenage girl was pretty icky. It felt like Wilbur's worried about his own mortality, and has decided to give his favourite character everything he could want, which is OK but didn't ring true for the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amie R. | 1/30/2014

    " Loved it almost as much as River God and more than Warlock. Once again, Wilbur Smith has left the story of Taita open for another chapter. And I must say that I do hope he does another novel with these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freddiefsb | 1/25/2014

    " It's a Wilbur Smith book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Jacoby | 1/24/2014

    " Good read. But Taitia's transformation beteen the books does come off as a bit uneven: not just his physical transformation. The first and second books are great stand alones. Books 3 and 4 are generaly more for fantasy fans than for people who like historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 1/23/2014

    " The four books of the Wilbur Smith Egyptian series are, I reckon, as good as TLOTR "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Tisdale | 1/20/2014

    " This was probably the worst of the Egyptian novels. It was still good, but it just wasn't up to Smith's general standard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 1/19/2014

    " This book has really divided Wilbur Smith fans and I can see why. I have read nearly all of Smith's books and this different to this others works. It focused much more on magic and witchcraft than the historical fiction I am used to. This is why I imagine other Wilbur Smith fans have disliked the book. The storyline was rather unbelievable but then I think this was the point, the book was supposed to be fantastical rather than seriously believable. If you could look beyond this then the story was exciting and interesting. I however have mixed views, I think it was a well written story but ultimately it is not in the usual Wilbur Smith style. If you are looking for realistic historical fiction then this is not the book for you, however if you can look past the unbelievable this is a very enjoyable story, I however was disappointed, but I can't recommend Smith's other work highly enough if you are looking for incredible adventure stories give the Courtney novels a try they really do not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronsont | 1/15/2014

    " WOW! Who knew those ancient Egyptians practiced stem cell technology :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elishua Loh | 1/15/2014

    " The "worst "of the series but for an average reader, it is still an okay read. For anyone who have not read the series, I'd say start in reverse. Start with the fourth book and work towards the first and you won't curse and swear at the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle Enright | 12/24/2013

    " Loved the book more for the narrator (book on tape). Oddly sexual. Good adventure story all and all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin James | 11/26/2013

    " The Quest is a sequel to The River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock. It is an engaging tale full of magic, fantasy, reincarnation,love and some good battles "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 11/19/2013

    " read nealy 50 pages and still could not get into it. I have read the previous 3, but this one was just boring and it seemed difficult to convince me it was worth reading until the end, or even the next few pages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elena | 11/5/2013

    " A disappointment. Cannot believe Smith's sellout on this one. Has he not yet made enough $$$$? A skunk of a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francesca | 10/8/2013

    " I love a good historical fiction! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris The Story Reading Ape | 9/25/2013

    " Tiara comes out of retirement for a while in this final book of this great series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richa | 6/1/2013

    " Disappointing among the Wilbur Smiths :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil Frankland | 5/25/2013

    " Great, if long winded book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff Tebbutt | 11/19/2012

    " I was a little cynical at first because this book requires an open mind about the spiritual world, etc. but I must say as I got into it I felt Wilbur Smith was back to his excellent best. Fast-moving with plenty of action and an intriguing storyline I found it a really enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tammy | 9/7/2012

    " This is not Wilbur Smith's best effort. Too much mystical, magical junk for me. This is the 3rd of the triology and he left it open for a 4th. I enjoyed the first two but this one was a big disappointment - enought that I doubt I'd read a fourth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yesha | 5/1/2012

    " i neva put de book don till i was done marvlus work "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janeene Timothy | 4/13/2012

    " I really like Wilbur Smith as an author-but this series of books were too fantastic, and boring. Had a really hard time finishing it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 1/4/2012

    " I loved "River God", but this was just awful....nothing at all like the first in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 11/24/2011

    " didn't finish it. didn't like it. couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neville | 10/24/2011

    " As usual - Awesome. Wilbur Smith is a genius with words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Magar | 10/20/2011

    " At 717 pages this book is a commitment! It was interesting, a lot of ancient Egypt info. I bet it will be a movie some day - will probably be a better movie than it is a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 10/14/2011

    " Despite being written by my favorite author, I had a really tough time getting into this book. By the end I was hooked, but I'm used to being grabbed and sucked in right from the start. Definitely more supernatural than the others in the River God saga, but overall, not bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freddiefsb | 1/5/2011

    " It's a Wilbur Smith book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 12/28/2010

    " could have been better without the science fiction elements. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francesca | 12/11/2010

    " I love a good historical fiction! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 11/30/2010

    " An enjoyable read from Smith! The final in a trilogy you will find hard to put down. There is a little history to be learnt from this work of fiction. I couldn't get through the three of these novels quickly enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan | 11/5/2010

    " The first two novels in this series were very entertaining. This one got a little tedious and seemed to wander away from the initial goal of Taita's story from River God. I never really wanted to finish reading this on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/26/2010

    " #4 in his Egyptian series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 10/19/2010

    " brilliant but not for the easily offended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 8/25/2010

    " Good read. But Taitia's transformation beteen the books does come off as a bit uneven: not just his physical transformation. The first and second books are great stand alones. Books 3 and 4 are generaly more for fantasy fans than for people who like historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nisrin | 8/16/2010

    " Taita is back and how! The all-knowing magus goes on another Egyptian adventure - one that is interesting enough to get yourself a whole bunch of tattoos to his name and make you change yours to Fenn.
    Wilbur Smith's woven storytelling deserves multiple awards. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 7/3/2010

    " In this the final in the series, Egypt is struck by terrible plagues that cripple the kingdom. Taita as Warlock is sent for. But, deadly enemies await the Warlock's arrival... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn | 6/20/2010

    " I kept feeling as though I'd read this book, but in the end I think it more a desire to know more about the multi-talented & mysterious character. I think all 3 books in the series are going to be "keepers". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 5/24/2010

    " I loved "River God", but this was just awful....nothing at all like the first in the series. "

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About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964, he became a full-time writer and has since written thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into twenty-six different languages.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.