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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.
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.
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.
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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