• Pillar of Fire

  • By: Judith Tarr
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-25-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This monumental novel of ancient Egypt is set during the turbulent reigns of the Pharaoh Akhenaton and his successors, including Tutankhamen. Egypt's long history has no more mysterious reign than that of Akhenaton, disciple of the One God, the Aten. Akhenaton abolished the worship of all other gods in Egypt and built a city devoted to the Aten, ruling for a decade of increasing civil unrest. Without a son of his own, he was forced to accept his brother, Smenkhkare, as co-pharaoh.
The story unfolds through the eyes of Nofret, a slave girl, who comes to know more of the king and of his city than most.
©1995 Judith Tarr; (P)1995 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Anna Fields' narration is consistently fresh, bringing immediacy to the novel's events, while at the same time creating personas for a large cast of characters who develop and grow as they gain age and experience....This is a well-produced, intriguing story that makes the hours fly by." (AudioFile)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Klaus on 11-13-06

So, so

The book starts out with a description of the Pharaoh's court as seen through the eyes of Nofret, a girl who was sold into slavery. I found the beginning somewhat interesting, although, with the exception of Nofret, the characters never quite came to life and the description of places and events lacked detail.

The surprise came with part 3 of the book when it turned into a retelling of the biblical story of Israel's Exodus from Egypt, complete with parting of the sea, etc. Where is the suspense in that?

The narrator's attempt to give color to the characters did not help either, especially with the male parts. All in all, its so, so. I've had better.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bernadette on 02-16-11

I enjoyed it~!

This book was great - it spanned the many lives on the throne of Egypt. The main character Nofret is a strong woman who I admired.. Although the narrator was slightly boring, I found I listened to the book twice.

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