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"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)
This is one of my favorite so far of the Amelia Peabody series and a great listen. Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent narrator.
Once again, Elizabeth Peters has written an entertaining tale of the Emerson clan. There's not much more to say about the book - if you've enjoyed the others, you'll enjoy this one. I've listened to all of the previous novels with the same narrator, but I have to say, I think she's slipping. There were several points in the recording where, if I hadn't already read the novel, I wouldn't have known if the speaker was Amelia or Nefret. Ms Rosenblat's earlier performances were spot on, so this was disappointing. It won't stop me from listening to the next one, but I hope this issue was just an aberration and future recordings will go back to the earlier high standards.
The book before this was basically one big setup for this one, which concludes more than one story line- very satisfying
Exciting and witty as always. But also as always a lot of improbable coincidences. I like the history lesson parts. The
suspenseful, comfortable, resolutions
Amelia Peabody Emerson, what a character! She is a strong, quick witted, resourceful, unapologetic, female realist living in a time and place where men ruled the day.
Barbara Rosenblat is one of my favorite readers and she does a superb job, once again, reading "He Shall Thunder in the Sky". You always know which character is speaking and I am constantly amazed she can switch between men and women' parts, British and American accents, seamlessly.
Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Rosenblat create characters you are happy to spend the day/evening with and are anxious to visit again.
Definitely! Love Amelia Peabody and Ramses and in this one, the two of them ROCK! Possibly the best in the series so far!
Its a more humorous Poirot in the desert of Egypt. Mystery and family drama with dry British wit
To answer would be to give away the story unfortunately, but this is the full cast of previous books all up to their own particular mischief!
I honestly don't remember much of what happens in the first 80% of this one; the last 20% is just too awesome. I relistened to it several times. I'm pretty sure the first 80% is good, too, it's just hard to pay attention when you're impatient to get to the last act. You can't read this one without first reading The Falcon at the Portal, but you can't read that one without immediately wanting this one. One of my favorites.
So many reveals, excellent twists and turns, just the right amount of tension
Continuously. I may have read this entire (very long) book in a day or two -- practically non-stop.
They're all excellent. She does superb work. Every character is distinct and clear, despite a large cast of characters and many accents. She's absolutely incredible. I do not think I can choose a favorite.
Ramses. I love the addition several books ago of his manuscripts and it is especially useful in this volume. He's hard not to fall for.
This book is really the completion of the book immediately before it and it has many tie-in's to earlier books. If you have not read the prior books, you absolutely should not under any circumstances read this book. I have enjoyed the whole series so far and would not recommend starting anywhere but at the beginning, but especially not this book.
I am an energetic wife, mother and grandmother with a busy life and tired eyes. I love being able to listen to books while doing chores, etc.
I have read these books for years and the narrator just did not do it for me. Overly dramatized.
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