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EMPRESS OF THE NILE The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction

by | Read by Lisa Flanagan

Biography & Memoir • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

The life of Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt translates well to audio. This biography tells the story of the pioneering archaeologist who helped save treasures from the Louvre during WWII and was a major force behind rescuing ancient Egyptian monuments from flooding due to the building of the Aswan Dam. The book's straightforward style is well suited to audio, and Lisa Flanagan offers an able narration. Her delivery flows even during extended passages of historical background. She effectively conveys the frustrations and excitement of Desroches-Noblecourt's life, especially the challenges she faced as a woman in a male-dominated field at that time. The suspense mounts as Flanagan describes the race against time to save the giant statues of Pharaoh Ramses II. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593677421 $25.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593677438 $95.00

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