A Thousand Miles up the Nile


Read by Sibella Denton

(4.7 stars; 21 reviews)

Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical, egyptological, and cultural study in in 1877, and it became an immediate best-seller, reprinted in 1888 at home in England and abroad. She travelled throughout Egypt at a time when most women didn't leave home. One of the pioneering Egyptologists of the age, she established the Edwards Chair of Egyptology, occupied first by the great Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie.

This book is in a sense a seminal work, known to have influenced the modern writings of Elizabeth Peters in her Amelia Peabody Emerson murder-mystery series. (Summary by Sibella Denton) (16 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Preface to the First and Second Editions 16:39 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. I: Cairo and the Great Pyramid, pt. 1 11:57 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. I: Cairo and the Great Pyramid, pt. 2 11:11 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. I: Cairo and the Great Pyramid, pt. 3 10:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. II: Cairo and the Mecca Pilgrimage, pt. 1 13:25 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. II: Cairo and the Mecca Pilgrimage, pt. 2 13:02 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. II: Cairo and the Mecca Pilgrimage, pt. 3 13:25 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. III: Cairo to Bedreshayn, pt. 1 8:28 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. III: Cairo to Bedreshayn, pt. 2 9:02 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. III: Cairo to Bedreshayn, pt. 3 9:05 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. IV: Sakkârah and Memphis, pt. 1 18:01 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. IV: Sakkârah and Memphis, pt. 2 16:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. IV: Sakkârah and Memphis, pt. 3 17:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. V: Bedreshayn to Minieh, pt. 1 14:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. V: Bedreshayn to Minieh, pt. 2 14:34 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. V: Bedreshayn to Minieh, pt. 3 13:53 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VI: Minieh to Siût, pt. 1 12:41 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VI: Minieh to Siût, pt. 2 13:48 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VI: Minieh to Siût, pt. 3 14:04 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VII: Siût to Denderah, pt. 1 16:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VII: Siût to Denderah, pt. 2 17:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VII: Siût to Denderah, pt. 3 19:24 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VIII: Thebes and Karnak, pt. 1 14:03 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VIII: Thebes and Karnak, pt. 2 16:42 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. VIII: Thebes and Karnak, pt. 3 16:00 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. IX: Thebes to Assûan, pt. 1 14:23 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. IX: Thebes to Assûan, pt. 2 12:25 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. IX: Thebes to Assûan, pt. 3 14:36 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. X: Assûan and Elephantine, pt. 1 14:35 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. X: Assûan and Elephantine, pt. 2 15:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. X: Assûan and Elephantine, pt. 3 14:37 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XI: The Cataract and the Desert, pt. 1 8:36 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XI: The Cataract and the Desert, pt. 2 8:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XI: The Cataract and the Desert, pt. 3 9:29 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XII: Philæ, pt. 1 14:27 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XII: Philæ, pt. 2 13:45 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XII: Philæ, pt. 3 14:21 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIII: Philæ to Korosko, pt. 1 7:15 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIII: Philæ to Korosko, pt. 2 6:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIII: Philæ to Korosko, pt. 3 7:41 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIV: Korosko to Abou Simbel, pt. 1 12:56 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIV: Korosko to Abou Simbel, pt. 2 12:47 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIV: Korosko to Abou Simbel, pt. 3 11:33 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XV: Rameses the Great, pt. 1 12:06 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XV: Rameses the Great, pt. 2 12:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XV: Rameses the Great, pt. 3 12:40 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVI: Abou Simbel, pt. 1 17:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVI: Abou Simbel, pt. 2 17:25 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVI: Abou Simbel, pt. 3 16:18 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVII: The Second Cataract, pt. 1 8:47 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVII: The Second Cataract, pt. 2 9:33 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVII: The Second Cataract, pt. 3 8:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVIII: Discoveries at Abou Simbel, pt. 1 16:08 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVIII: Discoveries at Abou Simbel, pt. 2 19:45 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XVIII: Discoveries at Abou Simbel, pt. 3 19:41 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIX: Back Through Nubia, pt. 1 20:24 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIX: Back Through Nubia, pt. 2 23:13 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XIX: Back Through Nubia, pt. 3 19:36 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XX: Silsilis and Edfu, pt. 1 12:37 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XX: Silsilis and Edfu, pt. 2 13:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XX: Silsilis and Edfu, pt. 3 13:42 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXI: Thebes, pt. 1 16:23 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXI: Thebes, pt. 2 17:43 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXI: Thebes, pt. 3 19:24 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXI: Thebes, pt. 4 18:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXI: Thebes, pt. 5 15:59 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXI: Thebes, pt. 6 15:50 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXII: Abydus and Cairo, pt 1 17:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXII: Abydus and Cairo, pt 2 15:38 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch. XXII: Abydus and Cairo, pt 3 17:05 Read by Sibella Denton
Appendix 1 2:29 Read by Sibella Denton
Appendix 2 8:12 Read by Sibella Denton
Appendix 3 10:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Appendix 4 3:51 Read by Sibella Denton
Appendix 5 2:24 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

Egyptian history revisited


(5 stars)

Clear rendition of the text by the reader. Eloquent use of the language to recreate, paint and reproduce the image of the Egyptian history dating back to five millennia.

The real Amelia Peabody


(5 stars)

An excellent book in either audio or print! If you've enjoyed Elizabeth Peters' mystery series, visit an inspiration here.

Interesting


(4 stars)

This is a well written account of the author's journey to Egypt. I enjoyed the history and adventure. The reader is top notch.


(5 stars)

Very interesting book! The reader has a very pleasant voice 😊

Are these people sociopaths?


(5 stars)

Seriously, the way these people behave toward the Arabs is just amazing...the bit where the baby is shot demonstrates just extraordinary lack of empathy. A great book about Victorian tourists in Egypt. Their cluelessness is shocking. *)