• Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Egyptian Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters

  • Classical Mythology Series, Book 8
  • By: Scott Lewis
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hunt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Ancient History
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (254 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Do you know that the ancient Egyptians believed that people were made out of clay by their river god?

For eons, the wisdom cultivated by the Egyptian people has been extolled time and time again. These timeless myths are fountains of insight and, many would argue, beacons of light that can shatter the darkness of ignorance. For those of you that are ready and willing to receive these ancient messages, your time has come. All you need to do is start listening. Then the wisdom of Thoth will begin to stir inside you.

Some of the stories that you will find in this book are:

  • The Story of Re
  • The Book of Thoth
  • The Story of Isis and Osiris
  • Anubis and the Underworld
  • The Great Queen Hatshepsut
  • Horus: The Conquer of Set
  • The Shipwrecked Sailor
  • The Girl with Rose-Red Slippers
  • The Adventure of Sinuhe
  • The Taking of Joppa
  • The Land of the Dead
  • The Golden Lotus
  • The Seven Year Famine: Khnemu of the Nile
  • Bastet and the Cats
  • The Peasant and the Workman
  • Sphinx and the Prince
  • The Treasure Thief
  • And more

Every story has been formatted to create a clear and concise retelling for all of those who are not already familiar with the lore of ancient Egyptian culture!

©2018 Scott Lewis (P)2018 Scott Lewis

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botched telling of beautiful myths

the story is ok I guess, though it repeats itself often and gets incredibly cheesy. DEFINITELY not an accurate source for learning egyptian myths. More like a fiction novel inspired by the myths rather than an accurate telling. Not to mention completely made up ideas. Just one of many irritations in this book; the myth of Osiris's death was almost indistinguishable from any telling of it (i kid you not, the author has Set and Osiris get into a fist fight!!!) Overall, don't buy unless you want to waste money on what is essentially fanfiction.

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wonderful story telling!

After years of study into the Egyptian myths and countless stories and segments of stories, hearing these spoken with passion and joy brought many of the Gods and stories to life in ways I have longer for. It is approachable, fun, and full of wisdom for those that seek it.

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Amazing

it's an amazing book. The stories are detailed, but not too long. The beginning is a bit slow, but interesting nevertheless. 5/5

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saved my time

This book provided answers to my questions.Am pleased with the introduction as well as the detailed stories narrated in the book. it wouldn't have been easy for me to go through the book without this audio book . it actually saved my time on the book and helped me go through the book even in my most busy schedule . I would recommend this book

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Far below expectations

I initially purchased this book in order to know more about Egyptian mythology and the core values of their belief systems. This book falls short. While it provides several stories, it doesn't provide context for the tales or place the tales within the larger Egyptian context or society. The narration is a bit dry and lacks nuance.

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didn't enjoy

I listened to this after finishing Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and it turned up in my recommendations. As interesting as Egyptian mythology may be, i found it difficult to enjoy the same way as the previously mentioned book. This book is good for facts and information, but not as much if you're looking for a whole experience.

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Great Book to Start learning Egyptian Myths

Great book full of many wonderful stories told by a narrator who brings a spark of joy to the readings. It’s very easy to read ancient history books in the same dull monotone voice. But Mr. Hunt really helps bring the old stories to life.
Would recommend reading this book if your new to Egyptian Mythology, or if you would like a nice refresher course.

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Surface level dive

I will say if you want to get a rough idea of which gods existed in Egyptian mythology then you’ll be happy.
It’s not well written and the author misuses and overuses words.
The speaker uses the alternative pronunciations for common gods and Pharaohs, not a complaint but an observation.
It’s a short recording, but a significant part of it is wasted repeating the same story with an alternate cast.

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Great book

Very interesting find as this book is full of many great stories. I would definitely recommend.

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Great book for Audible, Great book period

This book is perfect for audible. The stories are easy to follow, interesting and fun to learn about. All the stories move quickly and the narrator does an excellent job at giving them life. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Emeka Ossai
  • 11-24-18

Good reference

This is well narrated in simple and clear English language, anyone can simply listen and get informed, entertained and educated. its a good reference guide for anyone looking for information on the life and history and myths of the Egyptians.

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  • AmbsBoo
  • 11-16-20

Great

I love Oliver’s voice he is one of my favorite audio actors. He reads so well and it just paints the best pictures of the stories

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  • Michael Ade-Kunle
  • 04-25-20

The stories I never knew I needed to hear

A brilliant and thrilling introduction to Egyptian mythology. The stories flow well from one to the other and each are very well narrated.

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  • Samson
  • 11-26-18

wow

This is quite a lengthy book. Have never really had so much time to listen to an audio book or read a book , but it was different for me on this book. I found the stories quite interesting , informative and detailed. To me it was more than just an book of history. I learned a great deal from the book

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  • Nicola jane Potter
  • 01-12-21

Egyptian gods

I liked listening to the story. it was interesting and inspirational to me as I have a interest in all mythology.

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  • QWERTY
  • 11-18-20

Moving swiftly along...!

Ears bleeding after 3rd or 4th chapter...no depth, dimension and matter of fact skip along "lets get this done". Americanised enough said! Returned, unfortunately. Not for me although gave the story (from previous readings) a 5*

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  • MR DEVON C FFRENCH
  • 10-20-20

Thoroughly entertaining and informing

I enjoyed this book immensely, especially the genesis of the gods. I was also entertained by a single narrator reading all the parts, that really works well.

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  • MARIE
  • 10-12-20

very interesting

totally enjoyed it. would recommend it. so easy to follow not boring. give it a go

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-05-20

Must Read

No I was fully invested by this but I felt it was too short but then again what would be considered too short in such a vast mythology I hope that there will be further adaptions the author did a splendid job

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  • GG
  • 03-24-20

Couldn’t sound more boring! So disappointed :(

The book reads like it’s the authors second language! Great subject made to sound boring by the narrator!

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