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What would have made Conspiracies of the Ancient World better?
Never made it through part 3, because it is IMPOSSIBLE to listen to someone speak while listening to ear splitting headbanger music in the back ground, that goes to PAINFUL levels when the narrator takes his 10 second pauses every 5 seconds. This is just unacceptable.
This would have been so much better without the "music", but with it, I just cannot listen to it. A complete waste of money.
The absolute worst "book" I have downloaded from Audible, or anyone else for that matter.
Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Bauval and Philip Gardiner again?
What didn’t you like about Robert Bauval and Philip Gardiner ’s performance?
The music is just ridiculous.
What character would you cut from Conspiracies of the Ancient World?
The moronic sound engineer who decided to put that crap in the background and then raise the volumes to painful levels ever 10 seconds.
Any additional comments?
This could have been interesting, but they ruined it. A complete waste of money. If you buy this, have some aspirin ready, you're going to need it.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Where do I start? For one thing, this is not a book co written by both the authors mentioned, as I mistakenly believed. This is for the most part an "interview style" recording. Bauval relates his Egyptian discoveries and personal anecdotes and opinions to an interviewer who is mostly silent. Semi-interesting, but no really new info, if you are into the "lost history of human civilization" kind of thing as I am. The second part of this recording by Gardiner is much more interesting but really has nothing to do with Bauval's work. It is as if the production company had two unrelated recordings around and combined them with the "conspiracy" label to try to make a buck. I was, however, fascinated with Gardiners knowledge and conclusions concerning ancient serpent worship. The information he provides is marred by the horribly done production. The first three quarters of the Gardiner segment is again "interview style", which consists of a badly overdubbed "interviewer" asking questions that are obviously post production, with horribly clunky and obvious edits and an overloud new age background music thing playing in the background. The last part of the Gardiner segment is a strange kind of New Age/Death rock music infused historical dissertation on what he believes the wisdom of the ancient snake cult has discovered and hidden in metaphor for the purpose of teaching humanity the true goal of being human. It is like listening to a bad youtube video, although the information is interesting. If you are a very religious person (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, etc.), you may be uncomfortable with his opinions on the serpent worship basis of all faiths. Be warned.
Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Bauval and Philip Gardiner ? Why or why not?
I like Bauval's work. Gardiner's work is interesting. I really do not know how they could collaborate.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Please...... Read above.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
It would be two movies and I would have to be either extremely bored, or extremely high.
Any additional comments?
If this comes on special for like $4.95, and you are into the lost history of man thing, you might find it interesting enough to overlook the production faults. But don't waste a credit.
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My rating is not to do with the content at all - I'm a huge fan of Robert Bauval although he is only in the first 3 chapters. But the whole thing has backing music ranging from mystical sounds to soft rock all the way through to skandi heavy metal rendering it unlistenable - just awful