On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been "ruined" and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover. With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo.
Eluding Alberto, Evelyn's former lover, who wants her back, and Evelyn's cousin, Lord Ellesmere, who wishes to marry her, the two women sail up the Nile. They disembark at an archaeological site run by the Emerson brothers - the irascible, but dashing, Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one - one mummy, that is, and a singularly lively example of the species. Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.
Don't miss the rest of the Amelia Peabody series.
©1975 Elizabeth Peters; (P)2002 Blackstone Audiobooks
"The indomitable Amelia Peabody carries the listener along as easily as she carries her umbrella." (AudioFile)
I am getting to enjoy this series more with each successive book. I recommend to anyone disappointed in the flimsy plot of this one to continue on to the next book in the series. This one was more like a primer-introducing characters and eqypt. The next book is much more solid in its storytelling. Give 'em another chance!
I have been an avid Bibliophile since I learned how to read at 4 years old. I listen to audiobooks every day.
I only recently discovered Elizabeth Peter's and her quirky heroine, Amelia Peabody. I loved this book! I especially like the narrator, as her voice so fits how I envisioned Amelia's voice to sound like. I like her inflection. My hubby even enjoyed listening to this book with me on a trip. This is definitely one I'll listen to again and again.
The story was okay, but I thought it was a bit long in descriptions and short on action, or even introspection. The performance was semi-melodramatic, while technically well done. In the end I finished it to get my money's worth, although I had figured out "who done it" and why by mid way through.
I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the rest of the series.
The plot was great the narrator was excellent.
I wish that Audible would bring this book back with ms. Rosenblatt as the narrator!! The difference is night & day!!
No one will enjoy the reader of this book. This is a delightful story but must be read with the personalities of Amelia and all the characters to really appreciate the humor and the story itself. Barbara Rosenblat is the best reader so get a copy of this audio book with her as the reader.
lover of good books
I remember reading one of her books 20 years ago. Now I don't understand why I didn't read more! This was a delightful book. I loved each character! The story was a winner too! No swearing. No sex. I even liked the reader. . . though I am excited to listen to the next gal who has rave reviews. This one did not sound like a 32 year old woman. She sounded like a 62 year old woman. I'm glad I have a whole series to go through now!!
I think a different reader may have made the story more interesting.
I don't think so.
Been there, done that!!
I accidently bought this version. That wont happen again. Once you've listened to Barbara Rosenblatt narrate an Amelia Peabody adventure no one else will do. You can actually see Emerson and Amelia, Walter and Evelynn, each and every Egyptian worker has there own individual voice. And her accents are amazing. You wont get that from O'Malley
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