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Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4 | [Elizabeth Peters]

Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4

Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.
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Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

But Amelia, accompanied by her quixotic husband Emerson and Ramses, their elusive son, feels an awful, nameless foreboding as she stands upon the decks of the ship that bears them across waters of the Mediterranean towards Egypt.

Perhaps it has something to do with what transpired the last time they investigated the ruins of the Black Pyramid. On that infamous occasion they came face-to-face with Sethos, that chameleon-like villain otherwise known as The Master Criminal. While successful in depriving this "genius of crime" of his ill-gotten treasure, they were thwarted in their attempts to capture him. He escaped into the night like a wily serpent, revenge embroidered upon his countenance.

It is inevitable that The Master Criminal should come face-to-face with the inimitable Amelia Peabody again, but this time it is not antiquities he is after, but Amelia herself!

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©1986 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Bursting with surprises, a sheer delight" (Publishers Weekly)
"Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery." (Philadelphia Enquirer)

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    Coffee Lover Huntsville, AL 11-24-05
    Coffee Lover Huntsville, AL 11-24-05 Member Since 2004
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    "A Delicious Confection"

    This series is a true delight. I have read all of the books, twice - but Barbara Rosenblat brings out every nuance and makes the audio books even more enjoyable. The characters come to life with her skillful narration. While these books are certainly full of suspense, they are so funny you will laugh out loud. As a bonus, Elizabeth Peters' PhD in Egyptology enables her to give credibility to her characters' adventures and lets her audience glimpse the Egypt that tourists do not see. Bet you can't listen to just one!

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-24-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2006

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "Love that Sethos!"

    This is a fun entry in the series. Elizabeth Peters has a talent for creating characters who the reader cannot wait to encounter time after time! Fortunately, she usually obliges and brings back the good guys! And here we have many of our favorites returning.

    Barbara Rosenblat has become THE voice of Amelia Peabody and company. Count me among fans who look forward to her narration as much as we look forward to the next Amelia!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Kilgore, TX, USA 06-08-07
    Charlotte Kilgore, TX, USA 06-08-07
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    "Peabodyitus (P bod E eye tiss)"

    Yes, Peabodyitus! I have it! I love this character. Years ago, I fell into Amelia's world by accident, and I've never wanted out. Elizabeth Peters has created a character that is warm, but strong, loving, but independent. I want to follow her family around always. Of course, I don't want her to catch me doing it, she might pop me with that umbrella!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Portland, OR, United States 11-27-11
    Kathryn Portland, OR, United States 11-27-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Always a treat"

    Wonderful characters in a magical time and place. Narrator does a great job portraying the not-self-aware Amelia, so confident whether right or wrong, but always charming.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robbin B. Williams USA 11-17-10 Member Since 2010

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    "The Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters"

    I am thoroughly enjoying this series, referred to me by a dear friend. I highly recommend this series. I must admitt that the reader (Barbara Rosenblat) has truly made the series live. Also because i enjoy many "period" movies it is easy to place faces, in my minds eye, with each character due of course to the reading of Ms. Rosenblat. Therefore you will understand that when Ms. Rosenblat is not the reader it is a great disappointment. I am now on book 8 "The Hippopotamus Pool" and only one book was not the reader I am so endeared. But please donot allow this to discourage one from reading them all! Many many hours of enjoyment await you all, Robbin Wms

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Houston, Texas, United States 11-24-12
    Barbara Houston, Texas, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Spend your credits on this series!"

    In order to make a story, and in the case of an audio book, more believable, more seductive, more addictive, the key architects of a narrated book i.e. the Author and the Narrator(s) must pay very close attention to detail. A missed step on either of their parts rudely ejects the listener from the mesmerizing effect of the chronicle and thrusts them back into reality for which all light prose is designed as an escape.

    Even if the listener is unknowledgeable of the History, Geography, Historical Persons, the language used at that time, both technical and non, the tools, dress, methods of transportation, etc.; the precision of these details rings true. A few examples of this are Howard Carter who is best known for discovering the tomb of King Tutankhamen, Giovanni Belzoni who is best known for purloining Egypt’s national treasures for the British Museum such as the two seated Colossi of Ramses II, and Flinders Petrie who is probably best known for the discovery of the Mernepta (or Israel) Stele but who should be also acknowledged for his pioneering of the methodical excavation and documentation techniques. The integration of these historical persons with the multi-dimensional characters created in the fertile mind of the Author constructs a story that is wholly believable. It is as well with lesser known place names like Deir el-Bahri, Maz Guna or the commonly known such as Giza, Cairo and Armana blending with sites now suggested being lost to modern excavators.

    The same holds true for the Narrator; if he or she mispronounces words, whether common or Historical in nature, strays from the cadence, dialect or accent of that place and time or, is unable or unskilled at differentiating the voices of the characters these deficiencies renders the recording a waste of time and credits. I had the occasion to listen to a Susan O’Malley version of the Last Camel Died at Noon and hated it. This comparison does not due Barbara Rosenblat her due, however. Having chosen other Authors just because of their selection of this Narrator, I must confess to being an unrepentant admirer of hers. She researches the accents and correct pronunciations for the performance down to the minutiae.

    This is the ultimate in pairing and can be enjoyed over and over.

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    Holly R. Lagasse Alexandria, VA USA 07-24-12
    Holly R. Lagasse Alexandria, VA USA 07-24-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Hilarious, engrossing, and maybe even educational"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lion in the Valley to be better than the print version?

    I love these books, as they are light mysteries set at the turn of the LAST century, mostly in Egypt, and the main characters are fantastic. Very enjoyable, silly, and I've even learned a bit about turn-of-the-century manners, dress, etc and about Egypt, both ancient and not so ancient.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the contrasts between the main characters and their contemporaries. The main characters are very unusual for their time, and are not at all ashamed of their differences. In fact, they think the rest of England should come around to their way of thinking.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Rosenblat does such a wonderful job with the voices of the characters, that I sometimes forget she's just one person. She reads Amelia so well that I can imagine there was once a lady just like her.

    I will not buy this books in this series that are read by other people - nobody could do it better than Ms. Rosenblat.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me giggle quite often, and roar with laughter a few times, as well. Very fun and interesting!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    HIII Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-23-13
    HIII Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Amaising Amelia"

    These books are wonderful! Everything about them is good: story, narration and especially writing style. Amelia Peabody? what a fantastic name and it sets the tone for the series so far. This is a great listen, cannot recommend it highly enough

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Fine Lochbuie, CO 06-25-12
    R. J. Fine Lochbuie, CO 06-25-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Amelia Peabody is #1"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend all the Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth. Peters because they are fun, exciting and oft times humorous.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all the characters but young Ramses is by far my favorite. He always has something to say and does so in as many words as possible and the trouble he gets into is amazing.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    To put it simply....Barbara Rosenblat could read the phonebook and keep me entharalled!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 08-15-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 08-15-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Ramses is Back!"

    For those that enjoy this Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peter; Book 4 is just as enjoyable as the others. Once again, it is a mixture of mystery and light romance and witty comedy.

    I really enjoyed getting to know their seven year old son, Ramses. I also liked the rivalry I began to see between Amelia and her son.

    Enjoy.

    The narrator, Barbara Rosenblat . . . awesome!

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    "A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE"
    Would you listen to Lion in the Valley again? Why?

    The Amelia Peabody Series is always good for light entertainment and worth revisiting from time to time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lion in the Valley?

    Exchanges between Peabody and her precocious offspring.


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

    Barbara Rosenblat's narration is exceptional. She captures the characters with great humour and versatility.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Victorian mystery laced with humour.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Peabody experience. Now I have gone back to Book 1 and am working my way through the series. A great way to share afternoons with a friend while drinking coffee !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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