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Elizabeth

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  • The Hippopotamus Pool: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (357)

    The spunky Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson has returned to the exotic Nile valley. Parasol aloft and hot on the trail of an unexplored tomb, she must outwit a shadowy evildoer, a questionable antiquities dealer, and her loquacious son, Ramses.

    Kay in DC says: "Desert Derring-Do"
    "One of the Very Good Ones in the Series"
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    I have enjoyed the Amelia Peabody books (I have listened to 1 though 8 so far) and enjoyed them all, but some are a little better than others. This is one of the good ones. Amelia, Emerson, Walter, Evelyn, Ramses and Nefta all end up in Egypt and a new character, a young boy named David, is introduced. I know we will see David again. Ramses and Nefta have sort of a love/hate relationship (they are competitive and Ramses is over protective) that is fun to watch develop. She can hold her on against Ramses - however Ramses remains my favorite character in the series. I also like the two cats, but particularly the female cat. She plays a big role in this book.

    In Hippopotomus Pool, the reporter, Kevin from London, shows up in Egypt - mainly because the Emersons end up with a really good dig site near Luxor. There friend Cyrus, from previous books, lives in Luxor in the "castle". There are some really bad "guys" but it is hard to tell which people they are until the end. You don't know who the Emerson's can trust.

    Excellent narration, as usual.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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