I am not much of a mystery reader, but saw this on sale and took a chance. Loved it so much that I purchased the next title in the series and cannot wait to listen!
The main character (Amelia) reminds me of Katherine Hepburn in several of her movies. She is a strong minded, strong willed woman of independent means in a time when it was not so acceptable for women to be so.
This is my first listen by Barbara Rosenblant, but I purchased the second title as much for her performance as the writing.
I bought this book on one of the Audible sales after reading the reviews and was not disappointed! What a fun book and the main character was delightful - just a great interesting woman. The narration was superb and made a likable character even more so. Hoping for some other books from both this author and this narrator!
It could not be better. Barbara Rosenblat was born to read this series and between the accents and complexity of characters, it is certainly not an easy one. I have listened to it several times.
I absolutely adore the characters in this book. So well done..
The characters. Amelia Peabody cracks me up with her self confidence and opinions of which she has many.
. No, have not listened to any others.
I laughed out loud many times. I love the dry British humor.
I love this book! The writing, and especially the character Amelia Peabody remind me so much of another favorite character, Tish, created by Mary Roberts Rinehart. I listen to this book - and its sisters in the series - EVERY year. Never tire of Elizabeth Peters' Peabody; like visiting with a dear friend.
I like the thorough, accurate and detailed descriptions of Egypt of the time period, as well as the social mores affecting Amelia Peabody and the other characters.
Listening to Barbara Rosenblat read this book launched her to the tied No. 1 spot of narrators in my list of favorites (Jim Dale is the other No. 1). I've even begun listening to other series simply because Barbara Rosenblat is the narrator.
I have all the books in this series, and often check to see if Elizabeth Peters is publishing a new "Peabody" for me to read.
The book is an old favorite of mine, so it was fun to listen to it. The narrator did a very good job.
The way she altered her voice for the characters.
Loved the moment when Peabody and Emerson were trapped in the cave.
I really enjoyed listening to this book, which is a favorite of mine. Amelia Peabody is a wonderful character. The narrator did a good job, although the voices/accents were not necessarily what I expected. Overall, this is a great find.
What a truly delightful mystery! Amelia Peabody is a most entertaining protagonist. This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read for some time! I'm looking forward to reading the entire series.
Barbara Rosenblat, again outdoes herself with this wonderful narration! She made the story even better, if that was possible!
I have read many of the books in this series so it was wonderful to read how it all started. Lots of intrigue, cultural history and entertainment. One of my very favorite authors.
Tell us about yourself! I am addicted to Audio Books I read them all the time in the car, doing dishes, ironing, What ever.
Good characters, fun light reading as was advertised. On Beach sale, perfect. I would read her again.
If the friend has a good imagination and likes mysteries with humor and romance, I would definitely recommend this book. It is a delight to listen to Barbara Rosenblatt perform all the characters I have grown to love. The characters, the setting, the humor--all of these things combine for a great listening experience.
I can't help but say Amelia Peabody Emerson! She is such a unique character, full of herself and full of a love for adventure and danger. With all her faults and outlandish behavior, she is a very likable character.
Yes, I have listened to many, over and over! They are all like old friends to me. This one was one of the best. For other authors, she does just as well, but Elizabeth Peters' books are my favorites to listen to her.
Adventure, mystery, and romance set in exoctic Egypt!
You can see I am a huge fan of these books, especially the audio. I just wish Elizabeth Peters would write more! Maybe "the editor" could find some more missing manuscripts!
I like being able to paint walls, clean, craft and eve just relax while listening to the stories.
I love the accuracy of the times. The humor is wonderful and so is the story.
She has the perfect voice for Peabody. Barbara makes it possible to "hear" the emotions.
Peabody goes to Egypt. And nothing is ever the same.