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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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    Rachel North Carolina 07-03-15
    Rachel North Carolina 07-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Slipping Narration"

    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.

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    bikegrrl Bainbridge Island, WA USA 06-05-15
    bikegrrl Bainbridge Island, WA USA 06-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great wrap up from previous book"

    The book before this was basically one big setup for this one, which concludes more than one story line- very satisfying

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    Lady Diana pennsylvania 03-05-15
    Lady Diana pennsylvania 03-05-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Keeps your attention"

    Exciting and witty as always. But also as always a lot of improbable coincidences. I like the history lesson parts. The

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    Summer 02-11-15
    Summer 02-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Finally, love wins out!"

    Finally, love wins out for those who truly deserve it. The series could've ended here.

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    Rene Null 09-27-14
    Rene Null 09-27-14
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    "My favorite book in the Amelia Peabody series"
    If you could sum up He Shall Thunder in the Sky in three words, what would they be?

    suspenseful, comfortable, resolutions


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Rosenblat create characters you are happy to spend the day/evening with and are anxious to visit again.

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    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-15-14
    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-15-14 Member Since 2012

    Live life Joyfully!

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    "What a story!"
    Would you listen to He Shall Thunder in the Sky again? Why?

    Definitely! Love Amelia Peabody and Ramses and in this one, the two of them ROCK! Possibly the best in the series so far!


    What other book might you compare He Shall Thunder in the Sky to and why?

    Its a more humorous Poirot in the desert of Egypt. Mystery and family drama with dry British wit


    Who was the most memorable character of He Shall Thunder in the Sky and why?

    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!


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    Alexandra 07-17-14
    Alexandra 07-17-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Title, Best Ending"

    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.

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    Debby Irvine, CA, United States 06-22-14
    Debby Irvine, CA, United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2011

    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.

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    "Narration is only poor point for me."

    I have read these books for years and the narrator just did not do it for me. Overly dramatized.

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    Alain Orleans, ON, Canada 03-12-14
    Alain Orleans, ON, Canada 03-12-14

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    "Excellent!"
    Any additional comments?

    I have been listening to this series in order and I must say that this is the best so far. I found it to be a very satisfying read with greater emotional depth and complexity and a resolution to a number of story lines that have been developing across a number of previous books. As always, Barbara Rosenblat's narration is amazing. Highly recommend!

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    Patricia A. Mathews 01-26-14
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    "Great escape"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this series for an escape to another time; I learn a bit about history and enjoy the ongoing story of the intelligent and pleasantly flawed Amelia Peabody family.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of He Shall Thunder in the Sky?

    The tension between the young lovers.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Rosenblat has developed the characters in a lively way that carries throughout the series. It is on her voice that the listener arrives in Egypt.


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