So incredibly disappointed with Audible for not making the unabridged versions available. This is just a butchered mess; the story is disjointed and disappointing on all levels because of the missing portions. I feel cheated.
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Yes -- perfect performance, and the story is delightful.
Barbara Rosenblat is a star of the audio book world for good reason. She can do multiple voices and accents convincingly, even the male ones.
I would have preferred an unabridged version -- I wish it had been available.
The Unabridged version. Why, oh why, would a publisher EVER release an abridged version of ANY book? If the author had wanted to have a shorter book, they would have written less.
I want the unabridged version!
Loved it! truly amazing the voices and accents that Rosenblatt performs!
I LOVE the Peabody series (I even have a cat named Peabody). I'm an anthropologist, and enjoy the reality of the period brought out in the books. Peters also allows an insight into the character of some of the famous Egyptologists of the time, like Howard Carter.
I've listened to all the previous books in the series, this one fell short by a long shot! I even went back to my paperback copy of this book to re-read so I could flesh out the plot and characters.
LOVE it! Rosenblat really IS Peabody for me.
If I could play editor, I wouldn't settle for the abridged version. Hold out for the real thing.
I'll read the next two in paperback so I don't miss anything, then go for the remaining unabridged books.
There's a good story in there somewhere, but abridging this book really degraded the plot.
She's always a terrific narrator!
I didn't pay attention and listen to the book. At the end I was sure I had missed something and then I noticed it was an abridge version. Hated it.
I agree with the previous comments that the abridged version is not as good as the unabridged recording. Much left to the listener to fill in the blanks.
Rosenblat's recitation is amazing.
I started the recorded abridged version and didn't like feeling that important parts of the story were missing. If you are really an Amelia Peabody fan, go to the other part of Amazon and download the book.
Do an unabridged version, PLEASE!
This abridged version just gives a brief outline of the pertinent facts but lacks the nuances and descriptions that made the other books in the series so enjoyable.
Having listened to all the abridged and unabridged version of this series, I can say that Barbara Rosenblat give an excellent rendition of all books. Great performer!
I only purchased the three abridged versions, 'Lord of the Silence', 'The Golden One' and 'Children of the Storm' so that I had the threads of the facts that were needed in the following books in the series. I have purchased the unabridged versions for my iPad and will read these over the holidays. As a tried to follow the text as I listened I realised how much of the original version was missing so gave up this as a bad job. Every comment says do an unabridged version.