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At the festival of Osiris, loyal subjects of the pharaoh gather to pay homage to their leader. Only Taita, a wise and formidably gifted enunch slave, sees him as a symbol of the kingdom's fading glory.Danger surounds all those who oppose the ruling elite. But together with his protégés, Lostris, the beautiful 14-year-old daughter of his master Lord Intef, and the proud young army officer Tanus, Taita begins the long and dangerous journey towards his own glorious dream: to restore the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs on the glittering banks of the nile.
©Wilbur Smith; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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By Hilde on 09-26-16

Why making abridged vertion?

The original is far better than this abridged vertion who takes away most of what makes this story compelling.
I was disapointed!

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By Amazon Customer on 04-16-17

Great tale

loved this story as a teen. 20 years later it was great to hear it during my travels.

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By Megan on 03-10-11

A little disappointed

Beautiful story and Tahita is still my most loved book character. BUT the reading is abridged and missing a lot of the story!!! Some of my very most favourite parts have been taken out. It's still a pleasure to listen to but I would recommend reading to the book witch is more complete.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful


By DL on 01-25-16

Robbed

Can't express how disappointed I am with this bullet point version of River God It's been abridged almost beyond recognition , huge swathes of the original book have been omitted .
If you loved reading the book , this version is guaranteed to leave you asking what happened to the story

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Naomi Brewster on 03-29-14

great story - shame about the abridged version

What does Robert Powell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voices were fantastic and brought the characters out beautifully

Any additional comments?

I loved the book but felt really let down by what was cut out in this abridged version. I bought this without realising that it was abridged so my fault I guess.

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By Mike Hurnell on 12-10-17

Story has been butchered by cutting out too much.

The narration is good. Thats as good overall as I can give. Very disapointed in how much of the original story was cut as it destroyed the complete picture. The two Wilbur Smith books I have read have both reveived the same bad treatment as only half the story left.

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