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Crocodile on the Sandbank Audiobook

Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.
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Why we think it's Essential: Barbara Rosenblat's expert performance as Egyptologist Amelia Peabody is imaginative, witty, and great fun. Rosenblat has tremendous vocal range, capturing many characters of different genders and ethnicities. This rich and lively story is the first in Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series, and I can't wait to listen to the rest of them. —Diana Dapito

Publisher's Summary

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

Don't miss the rest of the Amelia Peabody series.
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© Elizabeth Peters; (P)Recorded Books

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    Jennifer 12-24-10
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    "Great series kick-off by a great narrator"

    Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody books are a delight to the reader. While the mysteries are fun, even more enjoyable are the settings (almost always Egypt) and the characters and their interaction. This is a very linear, character-driven set of books, so beware skipping around in the series! Crocodile on the Sandbank is an excellent start to the series.

    To add to your enjoyment, Barbara Rosenblat is simply the best in the business. Her characterizations are outstanding and jibe very well with what one expects after reading the books. A listener can't be disappointed.

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    Laurel B. 12-11-10
    Laurel B. 12-11-10 Member Since 2012

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    "Just gotta love Amelia Peabody"

    I have to admit I first downloaded this book because I am such a huge fan of Barbara Rosenblat. Not only was I not disappointed, I am now a huge, huge fan of the narrating/story telling combination of Rosenblat and Elizabeth Peters. I am absolutely delighted to see so many in the series. I do think you need to read/listen to the books in order, as characters are introduced. You will not be disappointed!

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    karen COLUMBIA, MO, United States 10-29-10
    karen COLUMBIA, MO, United States 10-29-10
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    "Slow Start But EXCELLENT"

    Hang in there at first it is hard to get into, but it is so worth getting into this series

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    periodr columbus, ga 10-27-10
    periodr columbus, ga 10-27-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Hard to listen to"

    The story was very hard to keep up with. I listened for 2 hours and could not get into the story. Perhaps could have, if the narrator wasn't so over the top with the english accent, that made me want to stick a pencil in my ear. Plus it was written with so much pretense and cliche, I guess trying to make it sound "old english" it became irritating. Had to gong it and did not finish, doubt i will be going back to this one.

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    Julie Wichita, KS, USA 06-08-10
    Julie Wichita, KS, USA 06-08-10
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    "Crocodile on the Sandbank"

    I was very pleased with this audio recording. Barbara Rosenblatt has the best voice for the Amelia Peabody series. The variance of character voices makes for an intriguing story that brings you in. I would recommend this to anyone with a good sense of humor and an interest in Egyptology.

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    Evelyn Cudjoe Key, FL, USA 05-03-10
    Evelyn Cudjoe Key, FL, USA 05-03-10
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    "Absolutely delightful!!"

    Read this (and quite a few others) years ago but hearing it in Amelia's own words is wonderful.... even the adaptation of Emerson is excellent... so much is said using inuendo and humor. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the story

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    Anne 02-26-10
    Anne 02-26-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story, characters"

    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!

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    lsweet Dallas, TX, US 01-09-10
    lsweet Dallas, TX, US 01-09-10
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    "Highly enjoyable. Suspense. Strong characters."

    Definitely holds your interest. Good story. Good reader. Good for a listener who likes strong female characters. Spiced with humorous situations. Suspenseful.

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    Cecilia Lithonia, GA, United States 01-23-09
    Cecilia Lithonia, GA, United States 01-23-09
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    "Fun book but dragged out"

    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 :)

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    Stephen Vacaville, CA, USA 12-19-07
    Stephen Vacaville, CA, USA 12-19-07
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    "be a crocodile hunter"

    Fun, Fun, Fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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