I have enjoyed Elizabeth Peters' prior novels, but this one was so bad that - for the first time ever - I quit listening to it less than half way through. I like the narrator, but even she couldn't breath life into this very boring story. I should have read ALL the reviews - the one that called this book "tedious" was right on.
What a disappointment!
As usual Amelia Peabody doesn't disappoint. Excellent performance. Great story. Sound editing was disappointing rough abrupt cuts between chapters. Not good attention to detail. A production error to be sure. But didn't spoil the story or the performance.
subjective interpretation is personal reality
Other than a few hiccups with the recording it was a great continuation of the story.
Live life Joyfully!
Peabody at her best!
Nefret, she is always such fun!
I still cannot fathom how she creates such distinct and wonderful voices, such a delight! Just marvelous!
Start at the beginning of this great series and enjoy!!
First, I want to say that I am a fan of Barbara Rosenblat. I've immensely enjoyed her narration of the Amelia Peabody series & other books as well. I love all the voices she's developed for the characters. But, something went very wrong in her reading of The Serpent on the Crown. NONE of the characters had the same voice she gave them in other books. Not only had all the voices changed, but the characters completely lacked the inflection and humor I'd come to love from Barbara Rosenblat's narration. The audio book was also poorly edited with one chapter running into the other without the slightest gap & Manuscript H and Amelia's parts of the books run together as well.The book seemed overly long & ended abruptly. This was the first time that Elizabeth Peters & Barbara Rosenblat have disappointed me.
Peabody at her finest! For what ever reason I love this series. The story is entertaining, the characters interesting and the narration is perfect.