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!
©1986 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC
"Bursting with surprises, a sheer delight" (Publishers Weekly)
"Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery." (Philadelphia Enquirer)
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!
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
This book made me giggle quite often, and roar with laughter a few times, as well. Very fun and interesting!
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
I highly recommend all the Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth. Peters because they are fun, exciting and oft times humorous.
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.
To put it simply....Barbara Rosenblat could read the phonebook and keep me entharalled!
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.
The narrator, Barbara Rosenblat . . . awesome!
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
I love all the language used by Ms Peters during her telling of the Peabody Saga. Authors today just do not talk in such a way! Romantic without being sickening sweet!
"A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE"
The Amelia Peabody Series is always good for light entertainment and worth revisiting from time to time.
Exchanges between Peabody and her precocious offspring.
Barbara Rosenblat's narration is exceptional. She captures the characters with great humour and versatility.
Victorian mystery laced with humour.
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 !
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