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Amelia Peabody is an admirable character, one who I think I will enjoy in future books. The plot is light and entertaining, but the mystery is complicated enough to hold one's attention. Barbara Rosenblat does a spectacular narration!
Definitely holds your interest. Good story. Good reader. Good for a listener who likes strong female characters. Spiced with humorous situations. Suspenseful.
I enjoyed the writing and characters of this book immensely.
I do think that events kept happening over and over that were similar and seemed like the book was being dragged out a bit too much.
The plot was good and the ending not quite what I had figured out! (Always a delight :)
I have loved Amelia and Emerson for many years and when my bookclub selected Crocodile on the Sandbank I decided to give it a listen. What a great decision! The reader was perfect as the voice of Amelia Peabody and even did an excellent job of creating the "Roaring" voice of Emerson.
Adventire, humor and romance. What more can you want?
I would give this reading 6 starts if I could.
I love the Egypt of Amelia Peabody Emerson & family. The books are sprinkled with fact and fiction and the Egypt of that era is so totally pictured that you could almost believe you were there. I read the books years before the audio came out. I got the audio as soon as it was available and wore out the tapes. Barbara Rosenblatt makes the Amelia of my imagination come alive... she is the perfect embodiment of that formidable Englishwoman. I totally love this audio book.
I am a senior citizen who loves a good mystery, but I object to books with profanity and explicit sexual situations.
I bought this book because of the other reviews, but alas, I do not concur. I listened to three hours of this drivel. Could not stomach anymore. I was waiting for something funny or at least appealing. Not so. At least, not in the first 3 hours. Maybe it was the genre. I just couldn't get interested in a story about two "proper young" women from England in the late 1800's traveling to Egypt to see the Pyramids. (Yawn). Oh, my, I think I need a nap!
not very good. very stuffy English style story. I listened to the whole book hoping it would get better and it did not. Very predictable.
I enjoyed this audio book. The storyline was very intriguing but predictable. I didn't like the narrator. It seemed that she was sucking on a piece of candy durning the first half of the book and between the dramatic pauses I could hear her audibly inhale into the microphone. Towards the end of the last half of this book, I could hear in several different times where there were childern playing in the background of the recording. Very hard to keep the drama of a detective story when there are giggling children on the recording. I feel that this was unprofessional.
Long time Audible member (8 years, 500+ books). Avid flyfisherman, hunter, bicycler.
I found this book to be a bore. It's full of "stiff upper lip" British, carrying on with nonsensical conversations and an inane sense of self importance. I was going to listen to this book with my teen kids on a long drive - thank goodness we chose Ender's Game instead (it was a huge hit). They would have never forgiven me for this dud.
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