Her use of language and story telling within the background of intrigue in Egypt and the great Tombs of her ancient Pharoahs is wonderful!
I LOVE the Amelia Peabody series... and I really like Barbara Rosenblat's narration - she "gets" every character.
My issue with part 2 of this book is that I can't seem to get it to burn onto CD. Part 1 burned fine - I've wasted 4 CD's so far. I hope it's a problem on my end and not something to do with the download. I would hate for anyone else to be as frustrated as I am!
That all being said - this book and series are worth the trouble! ENJOY!!
This series is a favorite. The history is reliable, the style is authentic, and the plots are engaging. The the characters are likable and amusing; their development and their changing relationships pique interest in the ongoing saga.
A great plus in the audio versions is the amazing Barbara Rosenblat, who gives each character a distinctive and convincing voice.
This book is one of Elizabeth Peter's high quality stories, excellently narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. Highly recommended as an amusing way to spend a few hours.
Lighthearted look at British society at the turn of the century. Ms. Rosenblat's performance is superb as both Peabody and Emerson, capturing the spirit of each character. The story itself blends interesting facts about the archeological explorations in Egypt at that time with an intriguing mystery. Definitely recommend it for those looking for humor and adventure marvelously entwined in a delightful story.
Once again this story takes an unexpected twist. I love these stories and unlike so many books which can become repetitive in time somehow Elizabeth Peters manages to keep us intrigued, amused and exasperated in turn. Never a dull moment for the Emersons and never a dull moment for us dear readers. Add to that the absolutely excellent narration of Barbara Rosenblat and it's no wonder I'm tempted to drive around the block a few more times than necessary just to find out what is going to happen next.
I've been listening to the Amelia Peabody books in order from the beginning as read by Susan O'Malley, because those are the ones that were available from my library. This one was not available and I love the series so much I bought it. I seem to be in a minority, but I much prefer O'Malley reading to Barbara Rosenblatt. Rosenblatt makes both Amelia and especially Emerson sound elderly. At first, I thought she didn't have much range, but not so. She has quite a good range of both female and male voices, but chooses to make Emerson sound like a gruff old man. I also found her gulping breaths distracting and ponderous pace trying. I'll give one more a try, but I think I'll end up doing the rest of the series the old-fashioned way.