The Spell of Egypt


Read by Sibella Denton

(4.7 stars; 9 reviews)

The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate. (summary by Sibella) (4 hr 3 min)

Chapters

01 - Ch. I: The Pyramids 9:57 Read by Sibella Denton
02 - Ch. II: The Sphinx 9:06 Read by Sibella Denton
03 - Ch. III: Sakkara 8:12 Read by Sibella Denton
04 - Ch. IV: Abydos 7:41 Read by Sibella Denton
05 - Ch. V: The Nile 5:18 Read by Sibella Denton
06 - Ch. VI: Denderah 12:12 Read by Sibella Denton
07 - Ch. VII: Karnak, pt. 1 11:57 Read by Sibella Denton
08 - Ch. VII: Karnak, pt. 2 8:55 Read by Sibella Denton
09 - Ch. VIII: Luxor 14:39 Read by Sibella Denton
10 - Ch. IX: Collosi of Memnon 11:11 Read by Sibella Denton
11 - Ch. X: Medinet-Abu 10:00 Read by Sibella Denton
12 - Ch. XI: The Ramesseum 13:04 Read by Sibella Denton
13 - Ch. XII: Deir-el-Bahari 15:31 Read by Sibella Denton
14 - Ch. XIII: The Tombs of the Kings 6:01 Read by Sibella Denton
15 - Ch. XIV: Edfu, pt. 1 10:20 Read by Sibella Denton
16 - Ch. XIV: Edfu, pt. 2 9:24 Read by Sibella Denton
17 - Ch. XV: Kom Ombos 12:30 Read by Sibella Denton
18 - Ch. XVI: Philae 12:11 Read by Sibella Denton
19 - Ch. XVII: "Pharoah's Bed", pt. 1 9:51 Read by Sibella Denton
20 - Ch. XVII: "Pharoah's Bed", pt. 2 11:14 Read by Sibella Denton
21 - Ch. XVIII: Old Cairo, pt. 1 11:15 Read by Sibella Denton
22 - Ch. XVIII: Old Cairo, pt. 2 11:35 Read by Sibella Denton
23 - Ch. XVIII: Old Cairo, pt. 3 11:34 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

Good, but limited, book


(4 stars)

The author focuses on the feel of places, not their appearance or history. So the book has an odd tone. Pleasant if that's what you are looking for, but lacking meatiness if you are wanting more history.


(5 stars)

A wonderful reader and a very interesting travel text.