The narrator saved this book. I would recommend to someone who likes Eqyptian tales.
Well rounded reader.
I think I've already seen it.
Yes Rosenblat is an amazing narrator! She brings the characters to life!
Yes all the twists and turns, and the interactions between husband &wife!
Amelia she brings her to life. I could picture her in my head.
I loved the whole book!!
Amelia, definitely the best character, sassy, fun and full of brains
Refer to answer above! Ramsey was a close second though!
She brings such life to the sharp wit and keeps the story pacey.
I did indeed, the mystery was full of twists and turns and kept me guessing!
I will be purchasing more of this delightful series.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
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.
Barbara Rosenblat brings Amelia to life, a forceful, wry and observant character Barbara makes her leap off the page as if she were sitting beside you and speaking of her experiences in Egypt, making me wish she were real and I could spend time with her.
I really enjoyed the first book of the series, but this book, I just can't listen, I tried to listen for 1 hour but I can't go on...
The book is well read. And I absolutely adore the characters in thhis series.
I always smile a lot reading these books.
"une vie dediée aux livres"
Superstition, deception, far-sightedness.
The midnight meeting between Amelia and Arthur Baskerville
New traits in Amelia's and Radcliff's personalities.
Yes, when Amelia fears for Emerson's life and runs to the ancient tomb to help her husband.
Light and amusing as they may be, Amelia's adventures give us a good insight of Egypt's history. The mysteries are well built, and the constant irony is a subterraneous piece of advice - moderation in all aspects of life.
Barbara Rosenblat's performance adds facets to the already rich personalities of the various characters.
When the pastoral boredom of the English countryside becomes too onerous for them, the sleuthing archeologist duo of Emerson / Peabody once again head back to Egypt to solve a mystery while excavating a site or two in their inimitable, intrepid way.
Called back to fulfill a widow’s tribute to her deceased husband and per the instructions of his will by finishing the excavation he started, the E/P duet confer and decide to take on the project. The task seems simple as well as inviting but when the bodies keep piling up and there are a plethora of potential perpetrators, Emerson becomes increasingly vexed at his wife’s daring and persistent investigation into the crimes. He would like her to concentrate on cataloguing the dig; however when they become the target of the next murder attempt, he sees that the elimination of the dangerous murder or murders is a priority if they are to survive to complete their project.
The accuracy and vivid description of the setting, culture, tools, social system, as well as the vocabulary employed by each diverse Nationality place the ‘reader’ precisely in the middle of that point in time and country. If you enjoy Victorian Sleuthing Novels, as do I, you cannot miss this series!
As mentioned in the headline, this book kept me up until the wee hours. The narrator deserves more than equal credit (although how you could give 100% of the credit to the author AND to the narrator for this fine piece of work is still problematic) because she made the entire cast of diverse characters come to life! I have listened to the Susan O’Malley version (that I purchased in error) of one of the books in this series and Barbara Rosenblat is vastly superior. So much so that, while I continued on with the series, I went back and re-purchased that book by the better narrator.
Well worth the credit or the cash!