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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)
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.
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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.
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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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!
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.
The tension between the young lovers.
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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