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He Shall Thunder in the Sky Audiobook

He Shall Thunder in the Sky: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12

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Publisher's Summary

In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season. Amidst a growing tangle of disguises and deceptions, Emerson's nemesis, the Master Criminal, appears. As increasing perils threaten the Peabody Emersons, their expedition, and Egypt, help arrives from a most unlikely source. He Shall Thunder in the Sky is a treasure; absorbing, intriguing, and highly entertaining. And the surprising resolution is one that leaves even the unflappable Amelia thunderstruck.

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What the Critics Say

  • Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Historical Mystery, 2000

"Filled with intrigue and nail-biting suspense...rich with detail and realism...ripe with tension and peril." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it's Amelia, in wit and daring, by a landslide." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Despite having produced 11 previous tales of Egyptological mystery and detection, Peters still writes a deeply satisfying story that combines elements of espionage, mystery, and romance. Some big surprises are in store for readers while Peters deftly ties her subplots together, but a few threads are left dangling enticingly at the end, leaving fans to expect another installment in this extraordinary series." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Another great Emerson-Peabody adventure"

    This is one of my favorite so far of the Amelia Peabody series and a great listen. Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent narrator.

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    JoLynne Williams 01-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    One of my very favorite stories in the series thus far. I LOVED IT and listened to it more than once!!

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    Jessalynn 12-28-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I've never listened to a book before, and I didn't want it to interfere with my own imagination, but I found it terrific. I intend to listen to the next book by this author. It was hard to believe that one woman could take on all those languages and voices, and personalities she certainly did very well.

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    Eric L Aust Kansas City, MO United States 11-20-16
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    a great ending tying up lose ends spread over 11 books full of war in the middle east in the early days of world War 1

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    "It's about time!"

    This was the best book so far (and I have enjoyed all of them very much). Excerpts from most of her previous books in the series tied up neatly and deftly in in this book. In fact the last three books have been filled with charm , whit, suspense, intrigue and delight. I also cried and felt deep sadness for some of the characters, which deepened my joy and relief.

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    "One of my favorites in the series!"

    This is one of my favorites in the Amelia Peabody series. Riveting throughout the whole story.

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    Shaneka S. 05-23-16
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    "The best yet!"

    This was by far my favorite book since the "children" have grown up. Full of love, peril, suspense!

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    "Love this series!!!"

    These stories never fail to please!! Love the characters, love the personalities! Barbara Rosenblat seriously the best reader ever!!!

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    "My favorite book in the series"

    I love Amelia Peabody and her family - crackpots all. I have issues with every one - pieces of them I don't like. And I couldn't be friends with any of them in real life, probably, but they're brilliant in every sense of the word. And I feel this is the book that finally brings them all together as a whole.

    I will not spoil any twist or any turn or any event. If you love the Emersons and their tribe, then this is the book for you.

    Barbara Rosenblatt remains my favorite female reader, and she doesn't disappoint in this outing.

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    "Excellent performance of a great story"

    loved every minute!! The characters are vibrantly brought to life and the atmosphere as well

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