I love these books, as they are light mysteries set at the turn of the LAST century, mostly in Egypt, and the main characters are fantastic. Very enjoyable, silly, and I've even learned a bit about turn-of-the-century manners, dress, etc and about Egypt, both ancient and not so ancient.
I love the contrasts between the main characters and their contemporaries. The main characters are very unusual for their time, and are not at all ashamed of their differences. In fact, they think the rest of England should come around to their way of thinking.
Ms. Rosenblat does such a wonderful job with the voices of the characters, that I sometimes forget she's just one person. She reads Amelia so well that I can imagine there was once a lady just like her.
I will not buy this books in this series that are read by other people - nobody could do it better than Ms. Rosenblat.
This book made me giggle quite often, and roar with laughter a few times, as well. Very fun and interesting!
I've never seen the print version of this book, but I can say that the various vocal characterizations were terrific in the audio version and made it extremely entertaining.
One other (the prequel to this book). Both were top notch.
I wish the publisher would request a third book in this series!
Interesting premise and excellent follow-thru
Toby - main character who was really smart and willing to admit that her preconceptions of others could sometimes be wrong.
Even my son, who hates anything girly, thought this book was a good listen!
I could have lived without this book, as it was frequently extremely depressing. I absolutely would not recommend it for a student who is at all prone to melancholia. The story was good, but the was far too much emphasis on people dying, etc. I think the book could have been just as good without all the gore.
Transition of the heroine from a useless princess to a savior.
I think Ms. Amato did an admirable job with this book, and it must have been difficult with all the overly gory descriptions. She kept me engrossed when I wasn't fast-forwarding thru that gross parts.
I absolutely recommend this book and the two prior ones in this series (The Kane Chronicles). Very entertaining and beautifully narrated by two highly talented voice actors.
Sadie's consternation after she learned what became of Walt, and the emotions she went through as she worked through it in her head. Very well acted by Ms. Kellgren.
They are so good at various dialects and voice modulations that they make each character really come to life.
If I'd had the time, I would have listened to it non-stop. As it was, I had to stop after a few chapters and then I would be anxious to start listening again.
Another series narrated by Katherine Kellgren - "Bloody Jack" - is worth checking out. Ms. Kellgren is AMAZING in that series!
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