Free eBook River God download

by Dick Hill,Wilbur Smith

Free eBook River God download ISBN: 1561003603
Author: Dick Hill,Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Nova Audio Books; Abridged edition (April 1, 1994)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1167 mb
Size FLAC: 1740 mb
Rating: 4.1
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Second book I've read by Wilbur Smith. Didn't like it as well as the first

Second book I've read by Wilbur Smith. Didn't like it as well as the first. Also, he has a penchant for killing animals in disheartening ways. The River God is largely historical inaccurate (Axum was founded over a 1000 years after this book is set, the Bedouin didn't exist, his Author's note at the end is completely bogus, the list goes on) and the Taita is too perfect to sympathize with. However, after I came to accept the River God for what it was, a great story with lots of action and an interesting journey up the Nile, I liked it better.

Books River God. Book 1 in the Egyptian Series. Land of the Pharaohs. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period. An epic of sex, death and intrigue in the Valley of the Kings. Smith& descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and has relentless momentum. Big, brave and blockbusting. brilliantly detailed descriptions of life on the Nile.

RIVER GOD. Wilbur Smith. This book, like so many others before it, is for my wife, Danielle Antoinette. The Nile that flows through this story has both of us in her thrall. We have spent days of delight voyaging together upon her waters and idling upon her banks

RIVER GOD. We have spent days of delight voyaging together upon her waters and idling upon her banks. As we are, so is she a creature of this very Africa of ours. Yet this great river runs neither so strongly nor so deeply as my love for you, my darling. THE RIVER LAY HEAVILY UPON THE desert, bright as a spill of molten metal from a furnace.

Wilbur Addison Smith (born 9 January 1933) is a British novelist specialising in historical fiction about the international involvement in Southern Africa across four centuries, seen from the viewpoints of both black and white families. This encouraged him to become a full-time writer, and he developed three long chronicles of the South African experience which all became best-sellers.

Ancient Egypt mesmerizes me and I loved Wilbur Smith's River God. Taita is a very likable character and narrates the story.

Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. Ancient Egypt mesmerizes me and I loved Wilbur Smith's River God. Not an everyday model hero for sure as a slave and a eunuch. But he's brilliant, spirited and above all loyal, even if a little vain; and I specifically like flawed heroes. I can't judge it's historical accuracy and I read it as a work of fiction; I'm not knowledgeable about Ancient Egypt, but I don't think it matters here.

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river god, wilbur smith, bengali, bangla translation, bangla. But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object more prized than battle's glory: possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled ceder-destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man. Addeddate.

Dick Hill, Wilbur A. Smith. Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. For Tanus, the fair-haired young lion of a warrior, the gods have decreed that he will lead Egypt's army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom's shattered halves

Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed.... Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. For Tanus, the fair-haired young lion of a warrior, the gods have decreed that he will lead Egypt's army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom's shattered halves. But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object more prized than battle's glory: possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled cedar - destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man.
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Warianys
An Entertaining Read

I suppose I have read everything Wilbur Smith has ever written and have enjoyed most of it. RIVER GOD was no exception although he has deviated from his usual stories that have Africa as their theme, to Egypt – and ancient Egypt at that in the time of the pharaohs.
The story is related through the eyes of a slave, Taita, a brilliant and compassionate man who is the advisor to Queen Lostris. The book contains all the old favourites of Smith’s novels – revenge, bravery, love, and slaughter interspersed with swathes of facts that must have sent his research team into paroxysms of despair. All well worth it as the reader will learn much of the customs and culture of ancient Egypt.
An excellent light read although the editor needs a slap on the wrist (I read this on Kindle so I don’t know if that makes a difference) as there were many typos and spelling errors. Words were joined together (no space between them) and this was especially noticeable in the second half.
However despite this annoyance, RIVER GOD was a good read and Smith has lived up to his reputation yet again.
Anarahuginn
If you like historical fiction, you'll love this book!!
Very descriptive in detail of events during that time of history.
The people come alive and you feel as tho you are there and witnessing
the times and perils. Once you start to read, it's hard to put down.
Recommend this book highly!!!
Tygolar
I bought this book in large part because I love historical fiction and when searching for books similar to James Clavell's Asian Saga or Gary Jennings' Aztec, the River God frequently came up. With this in mind, I decided to give Wilbur Smith a try. Undoubtedly, this impacted my view of River God, as I found myself constantly comparing it to other writers. The River God is largely historical inaccurate (Axum was founded over a 1000 years after this book is set, the Bedouin didn't exist, his Author's note at the end is completely bogus, the list goes on) and the Taita is too perfect to sympathize with. However, after I came to accept the River God for what it was, a great story with lots of action and an interesting journey up the Nile, I liked it better. If you want 12 years of historical research like Jennings did in Aztec, try a different writer on Egypt. If you want a great story with some good hunting descriptions and enough history to keep you on Wikipedia fact checking or learning more about Egyptian mythology for hours, River God will suffice.
Justie
Detail in an historical novel is like location in business real estate - the ultimate. This is the first in the Egypt series and I missed it. I read The Seventh Scroll and Warlock seven years ago, These books 2 and 3 in the series. What impressed me Andrew me back into the series was the characters, their foibles, strengths, and down right human idiocy on occasion. Taita the eunuch is the glue that binds these books and the dynasty of the Mamose Pharaohs together. Taita's devotion to Queen Lostris, his father like love for the soldier Tanus, and his deep but concealed hatred for Lostris's father, corrupt, power mad Grand Vizer drive the story. Add the scary Hyksos barbarians to the mix. a few tomb tours and Taita;s inquisitive mind matched to his engineering and design skills and the page length is no longer a problem.
Mr.Savik
Second book I've read by Wilbur Smith. Didn't like it as well as the first. Also, he has a penchant for killing animals in disheartening ways. That may be fine for some people, but it's not my cup of tea. Still, he puts together a pretty good story and the writing is fine (but not exceptional).
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If its ancient Egypt, count me in, and Wilbur doesn't disappoint. I picked up this book simply because of the many five stars here on Amazon and it is the very definition of a fast-paced narrative. Can be unbelievable at times, but you won't have any time to be bored. Simply put, the narrator Taita is the most amazing human being ever born, and the supporting characters, though not nearly as awesome, are heads above the rest of us mortals. Wilbur can definitely spin a tale, from the devilish Lord Intef who renders Taita less than a man and causes his own daughter to hate his guts, to Tanus, the god-hero who makes Lostris throw her panties in the air. There is adventure, romance, intrigue, incredible battle scenes, especially the hunting scene with the elephants (amazing), but most importantly there is Taita, whom you might come to hate or love but never can deny his awesomeness.
Gavinranara
The first chapter of River God left me wondering why my daughter in law recommended it to me. The early descriptions of castration and detailed descriptions of the body of a young girl made me wonder what I was getting into. After having completed the book, and it does get one hooked to continue reading, action was really the major part of the book. It reminded me an X-rated James Michener or Taylor Caldwell. The story takes place in Egypt around 1800 BC. The main character and narrator, is a eunuch. The other principle characters are a young girl who will be queen and a warrior who becomes her love.
The story is filled with action and intrigue and is overall very interesting reading. It includes the life style, inventions and daily life of that time period, right down to the toilet habits and politics. It is a long book, but is quick to read. It really is well researched and well written. I recommend River God to those who do not find raw descriptions of that time and place to be a problem.