The Nile by Toby Wilkinson audiobook

The Nile: Traveling Downriver through Egypt’s Past and Present

By Toby Wilkinson
Read by Peter Ganim

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The Nile, like all of Egypt, is both timeless and ever-changing. In these pages, renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey downriver that is both history and travelogue. We begin at the First Nile Cataract, close to the modern city of Aswan. From there, Wilkinson guides us through the illustrious nation birthed by this great river. We see Thebes, with its Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple. We visit the fertile Fayum, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and finally, the pulsing city of Cairo, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the water. Along the way, Wilkinson introduces us to the gods, pharaohs, and emperors who joined their fate to the Nile and gained immortality; and to the adventurers, archaeologists, and historians who have all fallen under its spell. Peerlessly erudite, vividly told, The Nile brings the course of this enduring river into stunning view.

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The Nile, like all of Egypt, is both timeless and ever-changing. In these pages, renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey downriver that is both history and travelogue. We begin at the First Nile Cataract, close to the modern city of Aswan. From there, Wilkinson guides us through the illustrious nation birthed by this great river.

We see Thebes, with its Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple. We visit the fertile Fayum, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and finally, the pulsing city of Cairo, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the water. Along the way, Wilkinson introduces us to the gods, pharaohs, and emperors who joined their fate to the Nile and gained immortality; and to the adventurers, archaeologists, and historians who have all fallen under its spell. Peerlessly erudite, vividly told, The Nile brings the course of this enduring river into stunning view.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Impressive…Hugely entertaining…Wilkinson’s book is bound to reawaken the joys of armchair traveling.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“First-rate…The Nile and the history it has engendered still manage to stir something in all of us.” Daily Beast
“Dexterously done and rich in detail…This is infectious stuff that should surely inspire its readers to a fresh bout of Egyptian adventures.” Telegraph (London)
“Fascinating…Compelling…The Nile emerges as potent as ever, the sole bringer of life to Egypt.” Guardian (London)
“Engaging…Evocative…The narrative moves comfortably among different time periods…smoothly guiding us on our Nile journey.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: Toby Wilkinson

Author Bio: Toby Wilkinson

Professor Toby Wilkinson is an internationally acclaimed Egyptologist and the prizewinning author of eleven books which have been translated into eleven languages. His books include the New York Times bestselling The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, The Nile, and his newest, A World Beneath the Sands (forthcoming from W. W. Norton in September 2020). He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian History. He is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lincoln and a Bye-Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English