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!
Hearing the story performed was quite a different experience of the book, which I first read not long after it was published. I've followed this series ever since. I realize with a little shock I may have created an expensive new habit for myself - hearing Peabody read to me for the next umpteen fabulous books.
Ms. Rosenblat is the perfect reader of this series. She can boom like Emerson, cosset like Evelyn and be the perfectly rational Amelia Peabody without missing a beat.
I've already nearly finished hearing the second book in the series. It's even better.
Why oh why is this only available in Abridged form? I've listened to it on CD.
These books do not lend themselves to abridgement. When you start snipping, you have to choose what bits don't support the mystery, and frankly, mystery is the least important part of Amelia Peabody's mysteries. It's HOW they got there. It's a SOAP.
This edition is flawed by the heartless truncationof the twin grandchildren Davey and Charla. This is their introduction, and the entire ending of the book has been cut. The ending was as abrupt as a key-lime pie in the face.
Of course. She's Marvelous. It's the producer I want to lynch
Barbara is THE reader for these books. Can't imagine Amelia without her.
The production team responsible for this abortion has inserted brief musical interludes between each chapter. They add NOTHING to the experience, and detract from it. One would at least expect the music would be middle eastern, but no...
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a mystery interspersed with historical fact and set in a vintage time period. The characters are well developed and this provides a good introduction to a fun series performed by a great storyteller.
The only real drawback was that the ending became quite predictable before you got there; not how it all played out but who were the culprits and why.
Barbara Rosenblat's performance was very enjoyable and made the characters come to life in a comic way. Excellent!