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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joann Fletcher Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781504726498
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The story of the world’s greatest civilization spans four thousand years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories of a constantly evolving society peopled with inventors, heroes and heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt, charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate.

Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations: new evidence shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions and that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II’s penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep’s chief wife bit her nails, Dr. Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

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  • “There’s much fascinating material in The Story of Egypt.”

    Washington Post

  • “This audiobook is delivered in a pitch-perfect performance by Kate Reading…Reading’s captivating narration sparkles like the Egyptian jewelry found in the many tombs excavated in modern times. She brings the characters and dynasties to life with crisp descriptive passages and dialogue so realistic that the ancients seem to come alive. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “The authoritative author imparts her vast knowledge in an orderly chronology and lively, intimate history. A perfect choice for budding Egyptologists.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “What could have been a tedious stroll through an endless museum ends up a convincing ride through millennia with a feeling of persistent movement. The Story of Egypt cannot be outdone.”

    Bookreporter

  • “Readers already interested in mummies, pyramids, and hieroglyphics will appreciate Fletcher’s depth and breadth of knowledge about the civilization that created them.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Phenomenally, Fletcher makes ‘living’ history out of artifacts, and readers with a keen interest in history will follow every step she takes.”

    Booklist

  • “A comprehensive survey of the history and civilization of ancient Egypt…An exciting introduction.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Joann Fletcher is based in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, where she teaches world mummification and funerary archaeology. She is the author of several books, including The Search for Nefertiti and Cleopatra the Great. Among her many television appearances, she wrote and presented Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings for BBC2, and is now working on the four-part series The Story of Egypt for the BBC and PBS.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.