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Street of the Five Moons: The Second Vicky Bliss Mystery | [Elizabeth Peters]

Street of the Five Moons: The Second Vicky Bliss Mystery

The Charlemagne talisman, with its gold filigree volutes and enormous azure-blue sapphire, has caught Vicky Bliss' attention. When a man is found murdered with an enchanting copy of the antiquity in his pocket, along with an odd set of hieroglyphs, Vicky follows the trail of the gifted genius who created the fake to the narrow streets of the anitquity markets in Rome.
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The Charlemagne talisman, with its gold filigree volutes and enormous azure-blue sapphire, has caught Vicky Bliss' attention. When a man is found murdered with an enchanting copy of the antiquity in his pocket, along with an odd set of hieroglyphs, Vicky follows the trail of the gifted genius who created the fake to the narrow streets of the anitquity markets in Rome.

With her unusual qualifications, a doctorate in art history and the body of a movie goddess, Vicky is well equipped for getting the information she needs from anyone, particularly the older men who typically deal in antiques. But in #37 on the Street of the Five Moons, Vicky meets a dangerously exciting young Englishman, a man whose scruples are as questionable as his intelligence is keen.

Read by Barbara Rosenblat with the acclaimed talent that has made her Elizabeth Peters' only choice to read the Vicky Bliss series, Street of the Five Moons will delight the listener with a full measure of witty repartee and memorable characters.

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

©1978 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Michelle Nashua, NH, USA 09-07-06
    Michelle Nashua, NH, USA 09-07-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Much better than the first Vicky Bliss"

    I started on this second book in the Vicky Bliss series rather uneasy. I wasn't sure if I really didn't care for the first book, or if it was just the way it was read that made me feel so down about it.

    But I do love Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series and figued I would try Vicky again with Ms. Rosenblat reading.

    I am so glad I did. The story was very good, maybe even too short. I found myself just loving "John" and the ending was great.

    It was FUN, it was interesting and it was READ REALLY WELL!

    I recommend it to anyone who loves Elizabeth Peters. And there is enough background in it that you can just skip the first book in the series and start with this one. I wish I had done that.

    :)
    Mikki

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Norco, CA, United States 07-21-10
    Rebecca Norco, CA, United States 07-21-10
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    "Elizabeth Peters and B. Rosenblat are fantastic"

    a wonderful reader and a wonderful book, the entire Vicky Bliss series is a must, read by Barbara, for any Elizabeth Peters fan. I am a long time fan of both Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Rosenblat. Highly recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 08-25-04
    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 08-25-04
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    "Now this is where the series startes to take off"

    Here we have the introduction of John?s character, and the beginning of the best part of the series. It is such a great listen to, and one cannot help buy want to travel to Germany afterwards. More Nancy Drew style mysteries that are repeat listens!

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Coffee Lover Huntsville, AL 03-27-10
    Coffee Lover Huntsville, AL 03-27-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Peters and Rosenblat - an unbeatable combo"

    I am a dyed-in-the wool Amelia Peabody fan and have listened to Barbara's narration of all of that series over and over but this series comes off almost as well. In fact, although I own all of these titles in hardcopy, I much prefer the audio version. Rosenblat "becomes" the characters. You can't go wrong with this series for pure, unadulterated fun. I hate it when each book ends. Until Rosenblatt also narrates the Jacqueline Kirby books, I guess I'll just have to listen to all of these again - and again - and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Penny 05-03-14
    Penny 05-03-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Doesn't have the luster of others"

    I am a huge fan of Peter's Amelia Peabody series and love Rosenblat as both Peabody and Bliss (yes, she sounds a bit too old for Vicky, but I think she captures her attitude beautifully), but the Bliss series just doesn't seem to have the richness of the Peabody series and seems just too predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 03-23-14
    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2010

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "GREAT MYSTERY!"

    VICKEY BLISS CANNOT GET INTO MORE TROUBLE WITHOUT TRYING THAN ANY HEROINE I KNOW. I LOVE THESE BOOKS BY ELIZABETH PETERS, KEEP YOUR DICTIONARY HANDY..LOVE ELUCIDATE. HER BRAINS AND FIGURE ARE HER MAJOR BANE, AS SO MANY MISTAKE HER FOR AN AIRHEAD AND SHE IS DEFINITELY ON THE HIGH SIDE OF THE IQ SCALE; THUS LEADING TO HER MANY QUANDARIES OF A GREAT MYSTERY. CLIVE CUSSLER SHE IS NOT, BUT CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET IN A COZY MYSTERY. ELIZABETH PETERS WRITES A WONDERFUL CHARACTER AND AM COLLECTING THE ENTIRE SET FOR FUN AND KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY. BARBARA ROSENBLAT IS THE NARRATOR SO SHE HAS THE BEST NARRATOR IN THE FEMALE NARRATORS GENRE. NOW OFF TO #3 IN THE SERIES. SO WORTH THE CREDIT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Snoodely 01-05-13
    Snoodely 01-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Beautiful Heroine Pursues Evil Art Forgers!"

    Vicky Bliss returns here in her second delightful caper -- this time in Rome, chasing down a ring of art-forgers. Previous reviewers who complained about the silliness of the Vicky Bliss series are missing the point ... or maybe lost their senses of humor. Elizabeth Peters -- the pen name for brilliant scholar Barbara Mertz -- is intentionally spoofing the romance/cliffhanger genre. Impossible, hairs-breadth escapes from certain death abound, as do hunky heroes with whom our beautiful heroine may engage in scintillating repartee, and nefarious villains hatching dastardly plots. Get it? Please don't try to take these novels seriously. Peters clearly had fun writing them, and wants us to have fun listening to them. Barbara Rosenblat provides exactly the right voices and accents to make that happen. If you are looking for a serious, educational, or edifying audiobook, skip the Vicky Bliss series. But if you want some light-hearted fun: Vicky Bliss, at your service. I would suggest starting with the first novel in the series, "Borrower of the Night," just to get the back-story, although you don't absolutely need to do so to enjoy "Street of the Five Moons." Just remember to bring your sense of humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Big Rapids, MI, USA 04-19-05
    Anthony Big Rapids, MI, USA 04-19-05
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    "Street of the Five Moons"

    Extremely interesting Suspense, escape, pursuit story that has interspersed humor from the authoress, Elizabeth Peters. A worthwhile read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Cincinnati, OH, USA 04-23-07
    Laura Cincinnati, OH, USA 04-23-07
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    "Old favorite, better in print"

    This novel is an old favorite of mine, and I've listened to two different audio versions of it (including this one).... neither of which is nearly as good as just reading it yourself.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie Burlington, NC, USA 05-21-05
    Jackie Burlington, NC, USA 05-21-05
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    "The silliest thing I've ever wasted my time on"

    I'm sure it's meant to be funny, but it comes off silly and ridiculous. This author gets great reviews so I actually bought another of her books, and found it just as silly. No more for me!

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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