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.
I read this series years ago when they first came out. I loved them then and its pure joy to listen again. Barbara Rosenblat's performance is the best. She captures the charters perfectly. She adds the best tonal drama as needed. I am very happy that audible has picked up this series and I intend to listen to them all!
The strong, witty, and "feminist" character of Amelia Peabody is really what makes the story. The plot its self- though comical, suspenseful, and over all entertaining- is rather predicable. Still, I really enjoyed listening and Barbra Rosenblat gave a great performance. Amelia Peabody is a refreshing character in todays world as the "Bella Swans" seem rather pathetic and the "Katniss Everdene's" seem rough and course. Amelia embodies the strength of a woman; she is NOT a woman trying to be strong like a man. The man VS. woman seems to be a theme in this book and is so funny to hear in the banter and conversation between characters. It's great!