A true vacation
moves slow but then so does the river
will be downloading more of her books very soon
Yes. Not only was the voice-acting done well, but the story was interesting and the characters were well-developed.
What a disappointment. Just boring, trite and predictable. Not even an exciting romance. Nothing about the story to compel you on.
This is a somewhat interesting, but quite predictable story. I learned a bit about Egyptian antiquities and culture in this book.
I enjoy Agatha Christie and even M.C. Beaton, but Elizabeth Peters characters are uninteresting and a bit fey.
I have not read the print version but the audio version was excellent
Loved the lead character, she made me smile and at times laugh out loud
The whole book was excellent...
I am looking forward to the rest of the series!!
I hadn't heard of the Amelia Peabody series before it popped up in an audible sale, but after reading the description, I decided to take a chance on it. I am so glad that I did! It's a wonderfully fun mystery, simultaneously maintaining the Victorian primness of the era it's set in, while the title character insists on taking her own liberties in society (within reason, of course).
I am not extremely well-studied in archaeology, but from my brief forays into the subject (via several anthropology classes in college) the technical aspects of the archeological digs seem to be accurate enough, at least, accurate enough to be believable and sensible.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the tension between Amelia and Emerson, and thought that the way that they discovered the secret of the mummy, as well as any feelings that resulted from the entire affair, to be well in line with the Victorian literature that Peters is tipping her glass to.
It's definitely light reading, there's no deep chills or thrills here. It feels like it'll be a series of mysteries more in line with MURDER SHE WROTE or ROSEMARY & THYME. (Or even MONK or PSYCH.)
Here's what you need to ask yourself:
Do you like pushy, audacious ladies who wish they didn't have to wear bustles?
Do you like supposedly proper english gentlemen behaving boorishly?
Do you like it when the aforementioned ladies leave said gentlemen sputtering in rage with a few carefully chosen remarks?
Do you like it when all the characters stop in the middle of the day for a cup of tea, even in the middle of an egyptian archeological dig site?
Then give it a go!
I don't know. I found the story very slow and boring and didn't even finish it.
Stephen King novel 11-22-63
After a few heavier stories, I was looking for an enjoyable, engaging book that provided light entertainment. At first, I wasn't sure if this book would hold my attention, but pretty quickly, it drew me in with the great narration and dry humor. I wasn't disappointed at all!
While I enjoyed the author's work, I want to buy more in the series so that I can hear more of Rosenblat's narration! There wasn't a specific character that stood out; I enjoyed them all!
Yes, I already have. It's funny, and a romantic mystery, and wonderfully written and narrated.