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Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals
Written by: Donna Jo Napoli
Narrated by: Christina Moore
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star.

And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.

©2013 Donna Jo Napoli (P)2013 Recorded Books

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  • VampirePlacebo
  • 2015-06-02

Awesome!!

What other book might you compare Treasury of Egyptian Mythology to and why?

I've actually never read any other book about Egyptian myths, believe it or not, I've only watched stuff on tv, so I don't really have anything to compare it to.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really couldn't pick just one, I loved the whole book! But if I absolutely had to pick, it would likely be the story of Osiris, Isis and Set. Horrible and wonderful at the same time!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh a time or two, but nothing really extreme.

Any additional comments?

This book was so good! The only thing bad I'd have to say was that it was nowhere near long enough! It was only 3.5 hours, barely enough to whet my appetite. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of books quite like this one on Audible. What a shame. So even though it's only 3.5 hours long, I still give it a 10/10. Wonderful!

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  • C. Souza
  • 2017-11-08

Wonderful short book about Egyptian Mythology

There aren’t that many audiobooks on Mythology and those found tend to be about Greek Mythology, which don’t get me wrong, I adore!
Anyways, This book would be good from kids to adults... the author purposely let sexual mentions so light that I believe one would be more worried about the few violent acts described there were few but kept. I’ m a fanatic about Mythology so I can say again the book is light as can be to at least faithful to the stories otherwise one better watch Disney Hercules which is mangled and distorted to become Disney approved. Again back to the book, though short I loved that it was written as a series of stories in a timeline frame instead of randomly selected. The list of gods and goddesses aren’t very long but I would assume that audiobook versions at times lack the visual content that such books would otherwise provide such as images and table contents with list and information . However I should say in the audiobook defense many gods were given such info at the end of the book.
Hope this review gives you an idea about the book without revealing too much.

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  • jas
  • 2016-10-29

good book

enjoyed listening and understanding the myths. Good book for listening on road trips. loved the narrators voice

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  • Chad Robinette
  • 2020-01-24

Skips around a little

I was a little confused by the random jumps in announced page numbers, which makes it sound like it's not the whole book. That being said, the narration was phenomenal.

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  • AJ
  • 2019-12-05

This book is for children.

I’m a huge fan of Egyptian mythology. This audible was an extreme let down. After listening to various other titles (some good, some bad)... This one was the worst of the lot. I felt like I should be watching a cartoon the entire time I listened to it.

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  • Ceresdeath
  • 2018-10-29

wonderful

loved it wonderful story telling it got my attention and helped it there simply amazing

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  • Mark Domino
  • 2018-10-27

Enjoyable audio book

Good voice work for this audio book. seemed a bit complex with the relationships and lineage history in moments (or just me not paying attention), but the voice work and the book did a good job of breaking them down. I would recommend this audio book. I found it enjoyable 👍📙🎧

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  • Daniel
  • 2018-07-12

Very Poetic and Beautiful

Several parks in this telling brought me to tears, especially the myths about Isis and Osiris. I highly recommend giving this a listen. The narration is very well done.

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  • FirefromHeaven
  • 2018-06-06

not what I expected

expecting similarities to Greek and Norse stories of mythology, unfortunately there really are not any stories just explanations. I don't think author even mentioned the origin of the sphynx as claimed in opening chapters.

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  • Lindsey M. Hypes
  • 2018-02-22

Pleasantly Surprised

I didn't expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The stories were perfect for bedtime.