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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

The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshur is theirs for the digging. But the brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses - and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death - have alerted Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis, the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead.
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The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshur is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind that roils the hot sands sweeping through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo. The brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses - and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death - have alerted Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis, the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead. But it is far more than ill-gotten riches that motivate the evil genius this time around. For now the most valuable and elusive prize of all is nearly in his grasp: the meddling lady archaeologist who has sworn to deliver him to justice...Amelia Peabody!

Don't miss the rest of the Amelia Peabody series.

© 1986 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks

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"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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    Tonya Del Valle, TX, USA 04-17-04
    Tonya Del Valle, TX, USA 04-17-04
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    "A great book"

    I really enjoy the Amelia Peabody series and happen to enjoy Susan O'Malley's Narration the best. I think she does an awesome job. So, to each his/her own.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Clear Lake, IA, USA 05-08-03
    Richard Clear Lake, IA, USA 05-08-03 Member Since 2000
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    "Good book but?"

    This book is quite good, funny too, but the choice of narrator is baffling. What were they thinking? The only redeeming quality of this production is the book itself. Unfortunately, it is rendered nearly un-listenable by the amateur reading.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Great Barrington, MA, USA 04-26-03
    Jessica Great Barrington, MA, USA 04-26-03
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    "Wonderful Series"

    I began listening to the Amelia Peabody Series a few months ago and found that they are very addictive! Since Audible does not offer all the books Elizabeth Peters has written in this series I found myself searching for them everywhere. Wonderful books, wonderful narration, can't wait until I have read them all! (I'm not sure why the previous reviewer states the narration is done with an American accent, all the books I have heard in this series are done in an English accent).

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karin Cincinnati, OH, United States 08-19-14
    Karin Cincinnati, OH, United States 08-19-14 Member Since 2009
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    Where does Lion in the Valley rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Narrator is very good. I like her better than BRosenblat and wish she would have read the remaining books. She keeps the story flowing.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Love the characters!


    What does Susan O'Malley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A good interpretation of Amelia Peabody.


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    Recommend the series.

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    Vicki G Redmond, WA, USA 02-01-04
    Vicki G Redmond, WA, USA 02-01-04
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    "Delightful"

    This irreverent character from a time when women were powerless "haus fraus" gives constant amusement. The narrator does a passable job of assuming different accents as needed.

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    Mary Twain Nebraska 04-03-03
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    "Watch out!"

    This is from a fun series of books, made unlistenable by bad narration. These books feature a British heroine, but are narrated in an American accent. Unforgivable.

    7 of 22 people found this review helpful
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