Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery Audiobook | Elizabeth Peters | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery | [Elizabeth Peters]

Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery

Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? That is the question that haunts the authorities after a distinguished British gentleman with an upper-crust accent cons his way past a security guard and escapes into the desert carrying a world-famous, one-of-a-kind historic relic. But the Egyptian authorities and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit.
Regular Price:$31.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

For the first time in more than a decade, New York Times best-selling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters brings beautiful, brainy Vicky Bliss back into the spotlight for one last investigation. But this time, the peerless art historian and sleuth will be detecting in Amelia Peabody territory, searching for solutions to more than one heinous offense in the ever-shifting sands of Egypt's mysterious Valley of the Kings.

Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? That is the question that haunts the authorities after a distinguished British gentleman with an upper-crust accent cons his way past a security guard and escapes into the desert carrying a world-famous, one-of-a-kind historic relic. But the Egyptian authorities and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit. The brazen crime bears all the earmarks of the work of one "Sir John Smythe", the suave and dangerously charming international art thief who is, in fact, John Tregarth, the longtime significant other of Vicky Bliss. But John swears he is retired - not to mention innocent - and he vows to clear his name by hunting down the true criminal.

Vicky's faith in her man's integrity leaves her no choice but to take a hiatus from her position at a leading Munich museum and set out for the Middle East. Vicky's employer, the eminent Herr Doktor Anton Z. Schmidt, rotund gourmand and insatiable adventurer, decides to join the entourage.

But dark days and myriad dangers await them in this land of intriguing antiquity. Each uncovered clue seems to raise even more questions for the intrepid Vicky - the most troubling being, Where is John going during his increasingly frequent and unexplained absences?

The stakes are elevated considerably when a ransom note arrives, accompanied by a grisly memento intended to speed up negotiations - because now it appears that murder most foul has been added to the equation.

Don't miss any of the mysteries in the Vicky Bliss series.

©2008 MPM Manor, Inc.; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (233 )
5 star
 (122)
4 star
 (58)
3 star
 (41)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.5 (92 )
5 star
 (62)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.7 (91 )
5 star
 (74)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Loves To Read Round Rock, TX United States 09-10-08
    Loves To Read Round Rock, TX United States 09-10-08 Member Since 2005

    awebre3

    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    385
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "I love Vicki Bliss"

    The Vicki Bliss series has always been my favorite of Elizabeth Peter's work. I am so glad she revisited Vicki. The trip back has been wonderful. Look for the other titles, Borrower of the Night, Street of Five Moons, Silhouette in Scarlet, Night Train to Memphis, Trojan Gold. These earlier works are somewhat dated, but great stories all the same.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nathan Houston, TX, USA 10-05-08
    Nathan Houston, TX, USA 10-05-08 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    68
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    816
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Bliss is back!! We should all rejoice."

    After too long of an absence Elizabeth peters returns us to the world of everyone's favorite art historian Dr. Bliss. If you enjoyed her earlier books you will love this one. It is full of all the stock characters we've come to know and love. Elizabeth brings us breakneck adventure and intrigue without insulting our intelligence. I can recommend without any hesitation that others buy this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Aryn Pullman, WA; United States 09-11-08
    Aryn Pullman, WA; United States 09-11-08 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    275
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    801
    88
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    23
    0
    Overall
    "Acceptable if disappointing"

    I'm a long time fan of the author and she has definitely done better stuff. Had I gone in not expecting much, I wouldn't have been nearly as disappointed, and it is coloring my point of view. That being said, I'm glad I didn't wait for the paperback.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 01-19-14
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    59
    57
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I've already listened to this book many times!"

    Vicky Bliss is one of my favorite characters. Her stories are funny and serious and full of action. I wish there were more in the series, and hope there are more to come. This one is set in current time, so that cell phones are involved. Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robin A. Gower Point Pleasant, NJ USA 11-22-12
    Robin A. Gower Point Pleasant, NJ USA 11-22-12 Member Since 2005

    Robin

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    65
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An absolute hoot"
    Where does Laughter of Dead Kings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is not the "best" Elizabeth Peters novel in terms of complexity of character development or literary merit. It is, however, the funniest thing that she has ever written -- the author's ebullient satire of Vicky, Amelia and even herself. I loved the book, I love Vicky, I adore Amelia and embrace Mrs. Mertz, who deserves to have the most famous swordsman in Europe as her adoring admirer. This fast-moving farcical thriller will be celebrated most by the millions of fans of Vicky Bliss and Amelia Peabody, but it can be appreciated by anyone whose sense of adventure is as broad as her sense of the absurd.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Deese Evanston, IL USA 06-18-12
    Deese Evanston, IL USA 06-18-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Vickie Bliss is at it again! Best yet!"
    If you could sum up Laughter of Dead Kings in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, Funny, & Surprising


    What did you like best about this story?

    Especially fun for Amelia Peabody fans!


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She's the best and she hasn't disappointed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It would be a spoiler so I'm not Saying.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to it once then started it over again. There was so much you could miss with just one listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Leanna Seattle, WA United States 04-28-11
    Leanna Seattle, WA United States 04-28-11 Member Since 2008

    Like all of you, I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    298
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    781
    77
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    95
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So fun :)"

    The Vicky Bliss series is a fun distraction but not as good as the Amelia Peabody series. I like Vicky the art historian who keeps getting into trouble and John the art theft who keeps getting her out of trouble. But I love goofy and brilliant Anton Schmidt and would love to get a pint with him. This installment has a very different feel from the first five books, but it is still highly enjoyable. Barbara Rosenblat is always wonderful, but she reads the first half of this book a little to fast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 12-22-08
    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 12-22-08 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    224
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    172
    87
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    0
    Overall
    "I love Elizabeth Peters"

    but I just don't care for her favorite narrator, Barbra Rosenblat. I can't listen to BR vocalize my beloved Amelia Peabody but I hoped an American accent wouldn't be so bad. My hopes were not answered but being desperate for the latest Vicki adventure I listened anyway. Enough about the voice, the book itself is quite enjoyable. Ms Peters is at her best when describing her beloved Egypt. I am madly in love with Schmidt. He is an even bigger part of this book than "Night Train To Memphis". You will enjoy this if Ms Rosenblat IS your cup of tea!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-8 of 8 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.