It was Sir Henry's intention to ensure that no tomb had been overlooked in the previous expedition. Scarcely had the men been at work for three days when their spades uncovered the first of a series of steps cut into the rock.
The Times gave the story a full column, on page three. The next dispatch to come to Luxor, however, rated front-page headlines. Sir Henry Baskerville was dead. He was found next morning stiff and stark in his bed. On his face was a look of ghastly horror. On his high brow, inscribed in what appeared to be dried blood, was a crudely drawn uraeus serpent, the symbol of the divine pharaoh.
Instead of digging up the treasures of a lost age, it appeared that Amelia and her friend Radcliffe were excavating a deadly curse.
©1981 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1990 Recorded Books LLC
"Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
I already have.
I liked the Egyptian history. The characters were borning and predictable - I didn't enjoy the snobbery and the explosive temper. The child was too much.
Her performance is good -- it's just the written characters that I did not care for.
If Elizabeth Peters had more likable characters. it would be better, her stories are interesting.
Elizabeth Peters is a wonderful author. Amelia Peabody is an unforgettable character.
Amelia and Emerson, sigh.
No, but she read beautifully.
The audio version is always different because you hear the characters the way someone else interprets them. The reader for this series is GREAT! I love to read the Amelia Peabody books but listening to them has been a pleasure.
There are always twists and turns in Ms. Peters' stories and surprises, too. She knows how to keep you involved with the story.
Barbara Rosenblat is very good as Amelia, but she does a pretty good Ramses, also.
I have read other books by Elizabeth Peters and I like her style. I read "A Crocodile on the Sandbank" first and went on to read the Vicky Bliss series but I've never gotten all the Amelia Peabody books. I working to fix that shortcoming, now, with Audible Books.
So, I've read this book several times before, and it was always one of my least favorites of the early Peabody books for some reason. But listening to it on audiobook sort of made it all fresh and new, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I remember ever enjoying my crumpled old paperback, even though some of the voices sort of annoyed me. I forgot how many recurring characters are introduced in this book--Cyrus Vandergelt, and Kevin O'Connell, and Ramses, and Karl Von Bork, and, of course, the cat Bastet. And I forgot about the Emersons' musings about Tutankhamen's tomb at the end of the book--ho ho! I finished the whole thing in two days and definitely plan on revisiting the rest in audiobook form as well. Yay!
This is one of my favorite books so far.
The villian wasn't revealed until the very end, I hate to know who done it after the first few chapters.
I loved her interpretation of the relationship between the Emersons.
Yes, I listened to this book every chance I got.
Very compelling chemistry between Emerson and his son! Love that Ramses!
There is no other.
I love Amelia, but Ramses has my favorite vote.
Ramses thunderous meeting of his parents at Chalfont!
This is my favorite series.
I enjoyed book 1 so much I decided to listen to book 2, and I'm now ready for book 3! I enjoy Perter's dynamic characters and descriptive prose! I recommend starting at the beginning of the series. Great fun!
Curse of the Pharaohs is one of my favorite Amelia Peabody books. I have listened to this story many times and it just never gets old. Barbara Rosenblat is amazingly talented.
She's not to everyone's taste, but Amelia Peabody is a delight to many; and these performances bring her to life. The narrator captures her perfectly, flaws and all, and delivers on the author's wry humor.
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