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Riley

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  • Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (771)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (438)

    Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

    Coffee Lover says: "A Delicious Confection"
    "Peters and Rosenblat have produced another winner."
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    Would you listen to Lion in the Valley again? Why?

    Yes, I probably will, but not until I have heard all of them first.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not on the edge of my seat, but the plot is a page turner - if you can have that from a cd.I have listed to so many now that I feel that the stories are almost more of a biography of the Peabody Emerson family than simply murder/thrillers. That does not mean they are not great stories, because they are - and delight of delight - I have many more to go.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think she actually adds another dimension to the great Elizabeth Peters stories. I am continually amazed at the variety of voices she brings to her reading to make the stories more than real. In fact I have wondered if she was not the only reader - but I know she is.Listening to her read, and I've heard her read several, makes me feel I almost know the characters because she has breathed extra life into them. She is a most gifted woman (somewhat like Peabody herself!)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I'm not sure what 'tag line' means.However what a brilliant BBC series these stories would make - there would be almost endless series. Fabulous scenery in Egypt with pyramids and so on as background. Back in the UK at the turn of the century and up to the 1920s - It would be a real winner.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to these stories as I drive - the miles fly by!

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  • The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1289)
    Performance
    (715)
    Story
    (712)

    The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

    Michelle says: "So much fun!"
    "Good Story, superbly read"
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    Would you listen to The Curse of the Pharaohs again? Why?

    Yes, because book two develops the characters that appear in later stories and I would like to gain a bit more background of them. Also the story is gripping.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Curse of the Pharaohs?

    Emerson's antics at the Fantasia. Also their decision at the end to take Ramses with them in future.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Peabody


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I like the series, but have only had the later ones read and so I was looking forward to hear the earlier books to set the scene, so to speak, for the later ones. Often I find myself smiling. Laugh out loud - not yet.


    Any additional comments?

    Has Ms Rosenblatt recorded all the books in the series?

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