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Pharaoh

Narrated by: Mike Grady
Series: Egyptian, Book 6
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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A thrilling new installment in Wilbur Smith's beloved Egyptian series.

Egypt is under attack.

The ancient city of Luxor is under attack. Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. All seems lost.

Taita prepares for the enemy's final, fatal push. The ex-slave, now general of Tamose's armies, is never more ingenious than when all hope is dashed. And this is Egypt's most desperate hour.

With the timely arrival of an old ally, Taita's army repels the enemy invaders - for now at least. But upon his return to Luxor, Taita is seized and branded a traitor. Tamose is dead and a poisonous new era has begun. The new Pharaoh has risen.

Pharaoh Utteric is young, weak, and cruel, and threatened by Taita's influence within the palace - especially his friendship with Utteric's younger and worthier brother, Rameses. With Taita's imprisonment, Rameses is forced to make a choice: help Taita escape and forsake his brother, or stay silent and condone Utteric's tyranny. To a good man like Rameses, there is no choice. Taita must be set free, Utteric must be stopped and Egypt must be reclaimed.

From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, Pharaoh is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to a time of threat, blood, and glory. Master storyteller Wilbur Smith is at the very peak of his powers.

"An old-fashioned adventure...[Wilbur's] legions of fans will demand this latest in the series in order to follow the next chapter in Taita's very long, exciting life." (Booklist)

©2016 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Not the best of the Egypt series

The story lacks much of the thrill of Wilbur Smith adventures, much because of the monotonous narrative style and lack of other character interactions.

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absolutely rubbish.

I can't believe Wilbur Smith put his name to this absolute crap. I've been reading his books since the mid 80s, and found him to be a master historian and story teller. this and the victor cross books are some of the worst books I've ever read/listened too. the executors of his estate are churning out absolute crap and cashing in on his lifetimes work. He would be turning in his grave to have his name put on this rubbish.