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Children of the Storm: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 15 | [Elizabeth Peters]

Children of the Storm: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 15

The Great War has ended at last. Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, no longer fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. Delightful new additions to the growing Emerson family and new wonders waiting to be discovered beneath the shifting Egyptian sands mark a time of new beginnings in Luxor.
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The Great War has ended at last. Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, no longer fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. Delightful new additions to the growing Emerson family and new wonders waiting to be discovered beneath the shifting Egyptian sands mark a time of new beginnings in Luxor.

However, the theft of valuable antiquities from the home of a friend, including a magnificent gold bracelet adorned with the image of the goddess Hathor, causes great concern. Ramses's encounter with a woman costumed in the veil and gold crown of Hathor herself only deepens the mystery.

With those in her circle suddenly plagued by a series of "accidents", Amelia attempts to connect these troubling threads into a pattern. But her investigation is setting her on a collision course with an adversary more formidable than any she has ever encountered.

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©2003 Elizabeth Peters; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Historical Mystery, 2003

"This is an enjoyable read in its own right, powered by evocative depictions of 1919 Egypt and the engaging voice of Amelia herself, a bright, independent woman, who relishes her role as family matriarch. Her affectionate, give-and-take relationship with her Egyptologist husband, Emerson, continues to enchant." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Competition Rider Va USA 05-23-06
    Competition Rider Va USA 05-23-06 Member Since 2002
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    "Abriged to Incomprehensibility"

    Hold out for the unabridged verion of this book. The abridged version is mangled.
    Instead of having brief exposition to explain what happened during the 'lost paragraphs', this abridgement just chucks out sections willy nilly, making it almost impossible to comprehend what's going on.
    Awful. Awful. Awful.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolette Bettendorf, IA, United States 04-19-10
    Nicolette Bettendorf, IA, United States 04-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "abridged versions are terrible"

    After reading/listening to all the Amelia Peabody books I was VERY disappointed to see that several of them are only available in an abridged version. Half the story was gone including all the subtle action which makes this series so fantastic. Why, after producing 12 books would they choose to ruin 3 of them by only recording abridged versions? HUGE LETDOWN.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel ashburnham, MA, USA 10-05-05
    Rachel ashburnham, MA, USA 10-05-05
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    "WHY ONLY ABRIDGED?"

    Elizabeth Peters writes a wonderful story, why only offer the abridged versions? Barbara Rosenblat is wonderful there is no one who could do justice to this series more than her. I have purchased the abridged versions because that is the only option I have been given to continue with the series. I think that we should be able to listen to them as Ms. Peters intended full and uncut. Those who don't want such a long story, can find another series. Amelia Peabody should not be silenced into an abridged version. I want to hear every long speech Ramses gives! I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because it is ABRIDGED!

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Nashua, NH, USA 07-28-06
    Michelle Nashua, NH, USA 07-28-06 Member Since 2006
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    "A poor abridgement"

    I don't like abridged books. Unforunately books 14 and 15 in this series only come abridged. Book 14 was abridged a bit better than 15. This book did seem to jump from place to place at times. And at 5+ hours compared to the usual 14+ hours for a book in this series, I can only imagine what I missed. Especially since some of the people in this plot were from the Hippo Pool book that is not on audiobook at all.

    I would have given the it 5 stars because I love this series, but because of the poor abridge version, I can only give it 3.

    Mikki

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    06-19-12
    06-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Abominable Abridgement"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    What in the world! How can we get to books 14 and 15 - after being faithful followers of not only Amelia, but Elizabeth and Barbara - and be betrayed by such an abominable abridgement??? For shame! Leaving so much out of this work leads the reader to believe that perhaps Ms. Peters is losing her touch. . . carry on dear reader - the rest of the books are whole as is the author's continued ability to charm and entertain.


    Has Children of the Storm turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Certainly not of the genre, but certainly of abridgements, most abridged books are disgraceful. (I will have to admit that The Professor and the Madman is a noteable exception to my ranting.)


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely! I keep wishing I could see Amelia and Emerson on screen and have spent some considerable minutes imagining who should play the parts. I have come to no satisfactory conclusions.


    Any additional comments?

    I would gladly pay again for this book should it come out in an unabridged version.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis Fabbri 01-19-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "No more abridgements Please"

    Please. Please. Please, no more abridged versions unless there is an unabridged version also available. I can't help but give this a 4 star review for the engrossing story line and reader.

    Alexis

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Fernandez Miami, FL United States 08-05-10
    Vicki Fernandez Miami, FL United States 08-05-10

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    "A disappointment for a huge Amelia Peabody fan"

    I'm rediscovering the Amelia Peabody series via audio. Barbara Rosenblatt is an amazing actress. She has captured the characters brilliantly. The reason for my disappointment is that this book is only available in an abridged version. They left out large chunks of the book, the hero at the end wasn't a included as a character and ended the story with a chapter or more to go. If you truly want to enjoy Amelia & Co in this book - read it. Or find an unabridged version. You'll be glad you did.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    08-21-07
    08-21-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Better Than No Version"

    This is one of the few "Amelia Peabody" books that are only offered in an abridged format. I read the full book after listening to this version, and can say that the abridged version does cover the plot and storyline adequately. The larger missing parts have to do with the (tedious) grandchildren, which are no big loss. I gave this 5 stars because of the excellent narration - how can I give Barbara Rosenblat any less? She captures the spirit of Amelia and her family, and always entertains. So given a choice of "no version" or the "abridged" version, I can easily recommend the abridged.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    V. Webb Polson, MT United States 04-19-13
    V. Webb Polson, MT United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Never buy an abridged book."
    What did you like best about Children of the Storm? What did you like least?

    I love the Amelia Peabody series. But this one is abridged and it turns a great tale into "just a book". Find the unabridged story or you lose too much of all that is good in these stories.


    If you’ve listened to books by Elizabeth Peters before, how does this one compare?

    The author is great, the abridging sucks.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Barbara is great. She does an amazing job bringing out the characters with her voice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably


    Any additional comments?

    Don't abridge.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    puppylove Missouri 02-21-14
    puppylove Missouri 02-21-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Goodness it's awful, recording, not story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If it had been a better quality recording


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    She's a great writer, the issue isn't the book, it's the recording.


    What three words best describe Barbara Rosenblat’s voice?

    Cultured and flexible


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Great book, awful abridged recording.


    Any additional comments?

    Ugh, wait for the unabridged. This recording is absolutely heinous. Music cuts in, in odd places at inappropriate times and there's a part were the reader clears her voice and starts a sentence over that should have been edited out and other parts are edited out so viciously you have to listen 2 or 3 times to figure out what's going on. Just awful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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