The previous audio books I purchased from Audible by Elizabeth Peters were narrated by Susan O'Malley (sp?). This one was narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt. I found the voice of Amelia Peabody Emerson too gutteral and hoarse compared to Susan O'Malley. Also, I can hear either papers shuffling in the background or the narrator's repeated swallowing...I'm not certain which it is.
I love Elizabeth Peters and will probably purchase more, even if Barbara Rosenblatt has narrated, but I don't enjoy the telling of the story as much. It has changed the character of Amelia and I find it difficult to see her as the character Ms. Rosenblatt portrays.
New fans to Clive Cussler will love the Oregon Files. High tech mercenaries with believable diverse backgrounds. This kind of ship probably exists in real life in today's world.
I love Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody Emerson series. Have read all and am in the process of purchasing all the audiobooks from Audible.
I wish The Hippopatomus Pool was available.
I prefer Susan O'Malley to Barbara Rosenblatt...I believe she portrays Amelia Emerson with the wit the author intended...the readings by Ms.Rosenblatt seem to give Amelia too much pomposity in her character.
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