Retail pak Brilliance Audio 2001
CS ISBN 1587884933 $39.95 Fifteen cassettes
At long last, Wilbur Smith's follow-up to his bestselling epic about ancient Egypt, RIVER GOD, has been released on audio. Thankfully, Dick Hill is back to narrate. Taita, the eunuch slave/inventor/engineer/architect/philosopher, and advisor to the pharaoh, is also back as the central character. He's now mentor to the heir apparent to the throne, Nefer, who has been dispossessed by two conniving warlords. This "soap opera" has almost everything--action, treachery, love, loyalty, courage, brutality, and lots of gore. Hill is called upon to do almost everything--and he does it all so well. Whether lisping an incantation or leading a battle charge, Hill keeps the listener spellbound. He's at his best when Nefer's quest to retake the throne leads him to become a Reb Robe Warrior. As Nefer desperately battles his way through five life-threatening sequences of combat, Hill projects enough excitement to carry the listener back three thousand years. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 01]
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