Barbara Rosenblat is my favorite narrator. Her ability to portray each character so flawlessly and believably is uncanny. I have listened to each of the books so many times that I have lost count. They are my old friends and companions, to be cherished over and over again. I had read all of these books in hard copy long before Audible came along but found that the narrated versions brought a dimension to the stories that I love.
I have listened to all of the stories so many times that I am no longer on the edge of my seat with suspense but I can promise that there is literally never a dull moment for Amelia and Emerson.
Amelia Peabody Emerson, without question, is the shining light though all of the characters are engaging. I adore both Emerson and Ramsey, especially when Ramsey was a small boy.
If you have not read this series, I envy you. Do yourself a favor and begin the joyous ride. LIsten to each in sequence and always, always, only the ones narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.
I cannot even begin to say what a great job Barbara Rosenblat does as a narrator. She is to the Amelia Peabody series what Jonathan Cecil is to the Wodehouse books. Ms. Rosenblat brings the story - and its wonderful humor - to life and elevates an already great book to even further heights.
I enjoyed book 1 in the series so much, I was honestly worried about whether or not Book 2 could meet the incredible standard that Peters and Rosenblat have set. I needn't have worried. I just loved this book, and found myself sitting in my driveway sometimes, just to hear a little more. The dialogue is quick and clever, and Peter's choice of descriptive language left me smiling and even laughing out loud at some of the exchanges between Peabody and Emmerson. You will love this book... just make sure you listen to Book 1 first.
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
What great fun this series is turning out to be. As much as I enjoyed the first, the second is equal in enjoyment and interest. At first I was bothered by the narration of the voice of Emerson, but I'm accustomed to it now and the ability of the narrator to ease from one character to the other is uncanny. I am glad there are many more ahead for me in this series because I have grown to think of Amelia as an engaging companion.
I love this series, I have listened to all 18 books over and over. The are uplifting, fun, and Barbara Rosenblat reads so so good, she does the whole series so her voice matures with the series. THANK YOU ELIZABETH PETERS for writing thses books and THANK YOU BARBARA for reading them to me. GIVE MR MORE,, yeah book 19 is out,,,, I am so so happy.
I love the world of the Emersons in the tales of their earlier archaeological adventures. By turns hilarious and intersting, with bits of history that actually teach you. Emerson, the Father of Curses, and his wife Amelia are people I would really like to meet. Barbara Rosenblatt is an excellent reader and has become The Voice of Amerlia as far as I am concerned.
Used to exclusively read classic literature, but now, w/MS, I listen to gritty, gripping stories to get me through painful, sleepless nights
Having just finished Elizabeth Peters' first book (listen) with "Amelia Peabody," I was eager to read the second in her series. I can't say that I would not recommend it, but I will say that I did not enjoy it as much as her first. Some things were predictable, and some were just plain silly. Overall, however, Amelia does capture one's sensibilities with her wit, cleverness, and abililty to be the consummate heroine. This plot was a little weak, and, at times, became slow. But the work as a whole is charming and, as was her first book, a fun mystery, surrounded by egyptology, tomb explorations, lighthearted banter, and, of course detective work! So far as I can tell, having only read the two books, this is a series to be read when one is in the mood for light, entertaining, uncomplicated mysteries, to fill a time when one is not in the mood for serious, more thought-provoking and intense stories. As with her first book, I found that it might be best to read these books in chronological order, as there was some essential information about Amelia and her family that one shouldn't miss.
After going back in time to find out how Emerson and Peabody met, I felt the need to find out if the next book in the series would introduce their son.
It did and what a delightful introduction it was! But while I loved the introduction, I was quite ready to return to Egypt and another mystery. A good one it is as the couple returns to open a tomb started by another who's death was mysterious...was it of natural causes or were the gods involved. The widow wants Emerson to carry on what her husband started. To do so requires him to leave his young family which he does not want to do...but he is so BORED in England. Peabody, who reads her husband well, and loves Egypt as much as he, makes sure they return to Egypt, a tomb, a great bunch of colorful characters, and a delightful mystery.
Yes, it's an amusing sequel to 'Crocodile on a Sandbank', which introduced us to the memorable and entertaining character, Amelia Peabody.
The characters and the language, the story is so-so.
I can't really say, though I like all of Amelia's conversations with Emerson.