Peabody mysteries are a guilty pleasure and this no exception! I loved it and she has new twists for the characters, not boring at all!!!
Although I am brave enough to try another Peabody mystery (this being my first), I can't say that I enjoyed this for much more than the occasional comic relief brought on by the bewildering variety of voices the narrator employed. There's about two hours of action scattered amongst ten additional hours of droll tedium.
I've been enjoying audiobooks for a number of years now, and this was the first one I couldn't stick with until the end. I may be alone in this opinion, but what really killed it for me was the reader. To me, her vocal characterizations were overdone and annoying. In this case, the story was not interesting enough to get me past my annoyance with the reader.
I enjoy reading Elizabeth Peters novels, but the reading by Barbara Rosenblatt made this the best one yet. Her voice is amazingly versatile and every character has a distinctive voice, making the story easy to follow.
I enjoy the Amelia Peabody Series, but this book was not as good as the others. The ending, in fact the whole book, seemed too cobbled together (rather than following a well thought out story arc).
This book is boring and very tedious to read at best. While the author may have a dedicated following, I found the story very dry to listen to and the characters very pompous. The story is rife with imperialist undertones and almost insulting to Egyptians who are of course characterised as not being as smart as the British masters.