Library Ed. Recorded Books 2004
CS ISBN 0788716921 $69.75 Seven cassettes
Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2004
CS ISBN 140258847X $37.95 Seven cassettes
With the sudden death of the great ruler Seti, young Ramses is propelled into power. The inexperienced Pharaoh is unprepared to rule Egypt, and the ensuing political struggles are deadly. Fortunately for Ramses, he is aided not only by his trusted boyhood friends, but also, apparently, by the gods themselves. This loosely historical novel is simply written and not rewarding for serious readers, let alone earnest Egyptologists. Unfortunately, acclaimed reader George Guidall doesn't improve upon the modest text. Guidall's mature voice is more reminiscent of an American grandpa than an exotic young king, and the topic's potential for sophisticated mystery is not achieved. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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