The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller

Narrated by:
Joe Barrett

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2009
5 hours 59 minutes
Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall.

But what if his fate was actually much more sinister?

Now, in THE MURDER OF TUT, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues--and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.
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Great Book! Kept me on the edge of my seat! I flew through the book in about 2 days. Only down side is its a bit hard to follow at first if you keep stopping and restarting..per say in the car.

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Molly G.

This book is full of historical inaccuracies, and the authors inclusion of his personal journey writing thr book as part of the story is narcissistic. I would not recommend this book.

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This book was interesting, but at the end I got the feeling that the author(s) had tweaked the story to make it come out the way they wanted. However, the fictionalized accounts of life in Egypt during the time of King Tut were quite spell-binding.

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Despite what the writers claim, this is historical fiction, not fact. I am probably the only person who was drawn to the book because of Martin Duguard's name rather than Patterson. Duguard tends to write well researched but fun non-fiction books. Patterson tends to write fiction (so it seems - this is the only book I've read by him). If you basically accept that this is going to be a historical thriller, it works. I don't really think there's much history int here but the way Patterson tells the story of Tut's murder (again, in his fictional world) is fun and engaging, as is the stuff on Carter. I'm sure if you want to know facts there are better books, but this is good listen if you're looking for something light and loosely based on the facts.

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Larsen Arndt

A fascinating book if you are deeply interested in the mating habits of ancient Egyptian royalty. Somewhat less fascinating if you are interested in the political landscape and history of Tut's life and death.

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I was extremely disappointed by this book. It was more of an outline for a book that was never written. It was dreadful. James Patterson may be a hard worker (which I applaud), writing several books at once, but this was embarrassing, and I think he needs to take more time with his writing. I can't believe anyone published this.

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My first Patterson book. Entertaining and historical. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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There is a reason why I've only wasted my time on one James Patterson book and even that one I gave up on after some 100 pages. According to the author, he did a heck of a lot of research... if that was true, he might have realized that the murder theory regarding King Tut has been around for decades, and it was not his own idea. Perhaps that exhaustive research might have helped him to develop his characters into three-dimensional feast for the eyes, rather than boring and down right offensive - offensive to the reader's intelligence, that is. If you want to know about the ancient Egypt (where according to the author everyone was either a wuss and an idiot, or a manipulative gold digger), or about Howard Carter (again, nothing good to be said about the man by good old James), you might do better reading a book or two that is actually based on facts and common sense. Don't waste your time with this one. Poorly written, underdeveloped - and yes - underresearched.

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Loved this book by Patterson. A wonderful treatment covering 3 periods in history. Very well done and again interesting reading all way thru and I did so love it that I was sad when it ended.

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