It is not Amelia's style of mothering that I admire but her acceptance of how she sees her role as Ramsey's mother, Amelia is just herself. Her interactions with others, even the cat, seem natural and believable. This is such a great series!
Amelia adores Pyramids; in fact she has quite the passion for them. So when Emerson announces that he has the intention to dig at Dahshur with “not one but five Pyramids”, in the swiftly approaching season, Amelia veritably swoons.
As preparations are being made for the two of them to return to Egypt, a joyous announcement by Emerson’s brother Walter and his wife Evelyn of an impending addition to their own household causes Ramses to make his maiden foray into the Cradle of Civilization. Egypt has survived the Turks, European and American empiricisms and the systematic criminal ransacking of its ancient heritage but can it survive the precocious son of the Emerson’s?
Beleaguered by various clergy, collectors of illicit antiquities, the Beau Monde and Egyptological dilettantes; Amelia and her brusque husband and partner, once again, become the focus of dreadful attentions. Further, there seems to be a dark force out there organizing the illegal trade of artifacts. A dark and deadly force.
Non-stop suspense will have you guessing right up until the end.
Egyptian Crime in 1909
Amelia - what a great character! I love her attitude and complex attractin to life.
I have listed to three of audible books that Barbara has read. She is addictive - best voice EVER!
She's smart, she's Funny, and Egypt is no match for her!
I'm enjoying the Amelia Peabody series, but this one dragged a bit. Maybe I need to listen to something else for awhile and come back to it. Amelia and Emerson are wonderful characters.
A different narrator. Barbara Rosenblatt (I've listened to 3 other audibles narrated by her. She has a terrible English accent, makes the male lead characters (John Smythe in the Vickie Bliss stories, and now Emerson) sound like pompous windbags - they're NOT stuffy English gents at all. Also, I'm very tired of hearing all her swallowing, dry mouth, etc
The plot was s great - this is one of my very favorite series, written with humor and subtle fun.
The woman who narrated the first two Amelia Peabody books was perfect - Susa. O'Reilly.
Bitter disappointment - I regret buying it and can't finish listening to it. Back to Kindle for me on this one.
Barbara Rosenblat should retire or something. I hope she doesn't narrate any other books I love.
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
A mother of the year candidate she is not, but a wonderful character in a book, by all means. I can't decide if their son is the more clever of the bunch or if he just really enjoys hearing himself talk. This is another good mystery that will leave you wanting more!
Fabulous. Hilarious. Memorable.
Anytime Ramses shows his "catastrophically precocious" charms, he makes me grin.
Elizabeth Peters is one of my favorite authors, and this is probably my favorite Amelia Peabody Emerson mystery, so I'm a bit biased. I've read the book so many times, I can quote particularly clever and funny sections. But, I never imagined the audiobook would be this amazing. Barbara Rosenblat is the perfect voice for this series, or rather, provides the most perfect voices for all the characters. It seems impossible that one person could become all the different characters, each accent distinct and exactly like I'd imagined them. This is one of the best read audiobooks I've ever heard, and I'll definitely be buying more narrated by Ms. Rosenblat. She's fabulous!
Everything, the story is great and the narrator Sesome!
I have always enjoyed Egyptology, this combined with mystery and humour makes this a wonderful series for me
Marvellous! Loved having Ramses and looking forward to the next one!
I got a bit confused during this one, perhaps because I found it a little too easy to tune it out. I also found the villains a tad boring and annoying. That said, it has some highlights, which for me include the lion, the Black Pyramid, and the head of the department of antiquities (not to mention Amelia's shining moment of maternalism). The slower parts are made bearable by the always incomparable narration of Barbara Rosenblat.