This series is always exciting and fast paced. This book has a few new turns and keeps
the listening fresh, as well as, exciting.
Barbara Rosenblat is one of the few performers that gets it all right. Not justin this series, but all she reads is an exciting listen.
This installment of the Amelia Peabody Emerson adventure/mystery series is funny, moves well, and is completely entertaining, thanks to Barbara Rosenblatt's wonderful narration. My only regrets are **Spoiler Alert ** the absence of Ramses from most of the adventure and the apparent demise of the "Master Criminal". These books are like candy, hard to put down!
I would definitely try more of Peters' books (and have them in my library waiting). Unfortunately, the majority of those are now narrated by Rosenblatt, who I find very dull and not as in tune with the characters as O'Malley had been in the first 6 books. I am considering actually reading the stories I have that are narrated by Rosenblatt, rather than listen to her further.
Amelia was in previous books. I can't say I like her in this story - Rosenblatt's interpretation makes her sound very uppity and the continuous audible sucking in of her breath through her teeth is most irritating.
Not unless they are already in my library. I don't like her style and her inhalations are so noisy they distract me. Emerson sounds like a 70 year old buffoon. I don't know if it's the story line or her narration, but I don't like him in this book and listening to it makes me very uneasy and on edge.
Very disappointed with this book. Hoping it is just a fluke.
Peabody never disappoints!
Emerson is my favorite character due to the fact that he reminds me so much of my husband. Surly, yet loving, tough yet tender. His method of reasoning also reminds me of my husband.
My favorite scene is when Peabody rescues Emerson, then realizes he doesn't know who she is.
I cried when it is revealed that he finally knew who she was.
I am thoroughly enjoying this series, referred to me by a dear friend. I highly recommend this series. I must admitt that the reader (Barbara Rosenblat) has truly made the series live. Also because i enjoy many "period" movies it is easy to place faces, in my minds eye, with each character due of course to the reading of Ms. Rosenblat. Therefore you will understand that when Ms. Rosenblat is not the reader it is a great disappointment. I am now on book 8 "The Hippopotamus Pool" and only one book was not the reader I am so endeared. But please donot allow this to discourage one from reading them all! Many many hours of enjoyment await you all, Robbin Wms
I love this series! My daughters (in their 20's) and I read them and have a great time quoting the main character Amelia. They are a fun read and the information about Egypt is always interesting.
Anyone new to the series would do well to start with the first book. Having said that, this book is a gem! Romance between a husband and wife is so unusual in fiction, but this book is funny, romantic and suspenseful. I couldn't have asked for more!
This is my first audiobook in this series narrated by Rosenblat instead of O'malley and I am pleased to say it was just as enjoyable. I hardly noticed the transition at all.
The story didn't disappoint with Amelia's familiar capers, though the ending left a few questions unclarified that I hope will be addressed in the next book.
I've fallen in love with the Amelia Peabody series. Peabody is a woman ahead of her time. Her relationship with Emerson and take on motherhood is refreshing for a period novel. The mysteries are fine. Barbara Rosenblatt is amazing in creating the voices of the characters. Even when I read a book in the series I hear her voice. What a great way to spend time listening to this fun story.
I have been listening to the Amelia Peabody series in order, a couple Vicki Bliss, and 3 others of E. Peters and so far like this the best. Great narration and interesting twist in the middle. Kept me listening.