Aegypt

  • by John Crowley
  • Narrated by John Crowley
  • 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Is there more than one history of the world? This is the question Pierce Moffett is seeking to answer when, jilted and newly jobless, he gets off a bus by chance in the Faraway Hills and steps unawares into a story that has been awaiting him there. His search will bring him into contact with Rosie Rasmussen, another seeker marked by loss. And it will lead them both on a path toward the longed-for country of our oldest dreams and most unanswerable desires, toward a magnificent discovery.

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What the Critics Say

"A dizzying experience, achieved with unerring security of technique." (New York Times Book Review)
"Aegypt is a must....Crowley [is] an original moralist of the same giddy heights occupied by the likes of Thomas Mann and Robertson Davies." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Affecting, cerebral, surprising and delightful, this extraordinary philosophical romance suggests an unlikely but thriving marriage between a writer like Anne Tyler and one such as Jorge Luis Borges." (Publishers Weekly)

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Dungeons and Dragons with a lisp.

I only hope that this review may serve as a warning beacon to others > STAY AWAY <
I have purchased over 600; this is Thee Worst. After only SEVEN MINUTES of verbiage, so disconnected, a mental vertigo was induced.
If you were an Insomniac, high on a pot of coffee; this book would put you to sleep.
There is a reason that authors should NOT read their own book. From now on, if I see ANY book is read by the author, I will pass. It means the no one was willing to pay for a narrator and its a sign the book sucks.
Oh, WOE is me that I ever found this book Bad book! Bad, bad, bad! If you buy this book; don’t come crawling to me to cry on my shoulder. You have been fairly warned. S-T-I-N-K-Y!
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- Richard

A Rare Experience

If your idea of a good book on spirituality is the Davinci Code or The Celestine Prophecy than this book is not likely for you. If on the other hand you are a lover of the great books and look to Shakespeare for spirituality than Crowley will not disappoint. A book that tries to make magic something more than new-age spirituality, to reawaken the weight and power it once possessed.
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- Donald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.