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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)
I love this series of books Elizabeth Peters has written. I can't wait to finish one and get the next one. Emerson and Peabody have adventures every time they go some where. Very entertaining, and make you want to go to egypt. The narrator is very good and make the book lively.
Elizabeth Peter's books should be read in sequence. This is one of her Egyptian series. The books are long, a bit wordy, so sometimes hard to keep all the goings on in the mind. The author and narrator do a good job of character definition. The Family is very well portrayed in their dedication to one another and understanding of each others' eccentricities. Often you are kept guessing as to "Who done it" .
The entire series bears listening to from beginning to end... taking advantage of the vocal talents of Barbara Rosenblatt. The series develops relationships and a history that draws the listening in. This offering, while probably the longest, was my absolute favorite. The talents of Barbara Mertz, AKA Elizabeth Peters, knows no bounds. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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What a boring reading! I did purchase this book while trying to look for the new names in Historical mystery. Since the reviews were very good, I was suffering by listening first 4 chapters waiting for the mystery to start. Finally I gave up. It is may be a good women reading or romance, but definitely not a mystery or suspense. I am very sorry that I used my credits for this book.
I liked the reader's voice for about 3 minutes and then found it tiresome. The story moves along as interestingly as a screeching sawblade moving towards the proverbial hero in the sawmill. I was interested to see if I could pull myself away in time to do something useful with my time. Sorry to disappoint your relatives and friend who reviewed it ahead of me.
I found this novel to be slow and boring. I listened through the first segment, and I could take no more. The reader continually swallows her saliva audibly, and I found that to be distracting. From the looks of the other reviews, I am in the minority. I class this as one of the worst books I have purchased from audible, and the only one I could not stand to finish.
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