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The Curse of the Pharaohs Audiobook

The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

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.

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What the Critics Say

"Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery." (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 12-07-14
    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 12-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun, Fun, Fun - Dry Humor!"

    Writer has great sense of dry humor. Not the best book ever, but story line is interesting and the performance was over the top good. I went back and forth on 4 or 5 stars, but it was a delightful read and kept a smile on my face so I went with 5 stars for the pure entertainment value.

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    LCNanny 11-25-14
    LCNanny 11-25-14
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    "Fun & Entertaining"
    Where does The Curse of the Pharaohs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Because the narrator and book are a perfect coupling, this ranks up in the top 10%. I've never really been that curious about Egypt, and other than an occasional documentary, have steered clear of books focused on that geographical area. But Elizabeth Peters makes it accessible, believable and fun. The characters are quirky, the romance is appropriate for all ages and never uncomfortable, and the mystery's have twists, but don't make me so worrisome that I want to jump ahead. I like that, I'm old.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Barbara Rosenblat is perfect for the book. She has a marvelous range for both male & female, and young to old (very Rare) Outstanding performance


    Any additional comments?

    This is the second book in the series that I've listened to, and am surprised at how much I enjoy these books. I will be purchasing more from this series

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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 11-14-14
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 11-14-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Good Narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The narrator saved this book. I would recommend to someone who likes Eqyptian tales.


    What three words best describe Barbara Rosenblat’s performance?

    Well rounded reader.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I think I've already seen it.


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    Cynthia 10-21-14
    Cynthia 10-21-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Just discovered Amelia Peabody!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Curse of the Pharaohs to be better than the print version?

    Yes Rosenblat is an amazing narrator! She brings the characters to life!


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

    Yes all the twists and turns, and the interactions between husband &wife!


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Amelia she brings her to life. I could picture her in my head.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the whole book!!


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    Moonglotexas South Africa 01-21-14
    Moonglotexas South Africa 01-21-14 Member Since 2012

    Live life Joyfully!

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    "Delightful Egyptian Adventure!"
    What did you love best about The Curse of the Pharaohs?

    Amelia, definitely the best character, sassy, fun and full of brains


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Refer to answer above! Ramsey was a close second though!


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

    She brings such life to the sharp wit and keeps the story pacey.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did indeed, the mystery was full of twists and turns and kept me guessing!


    Any additional comments?

    I will be purchasing more of this delightful series.

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    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 07-15-13
    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2011

    I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!

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    "A son in born to my favorite couple!"

    After going back in time to find out how Emerson and Peabody met, I felt the need to find out if the next book in the series would introduce their son.

    It did and what a delightful introduction it was! But while I loved the introduction, I was quite ready to return to Egypt and another mystery. A good one it is as the couple returns to open a tomb started by another who's death was mysterious...was it of natural causes or were the gods involved. The widow wants Emerson to carry on what her husband started. To do so requires him to leave his young family which he does not want to do...but he is so BORED in England. Peabody, who reads her husband well, and loves Egypt as much as he, makes sure they return to Egypt, a tomb, a great bunch of colorful characters, and a delightful mystery.

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    myz 05-19-13
    myz 05-19-13 Member Since 2011

    myz

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    "Not as good as the first but still quite entertain"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's an amusing sequel to 'Crocodile on a Sandbank', which introduced us to the memorable and entertaining character, Amelia Peabody.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the language, the story is so-so.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't really say, though I like all of Amelia's conversations with Emerson.


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    RC Hannaford 03-23-13
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    "Excellent Book"
    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Barbara Rosenblat brings Amelia to life, a forceful, wry and observant character Barbara makes her leap off the page as if she were sitting beside you and speaking of her experiences in Egypt, making me wish she were real and I could spend time with her.


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    LB 02-20-13
    LB 02-20-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I just can't pass the first chapter"

    I really enjoyed the first book of the series, but this book, I just can't listen, I tried to listen for 1 hour but I can't go on...

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    Amazon Customer 12-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I love the Amelia Peabody Series"
    What made the experience of listening to The Curse of the Pharaohs the most enjoyable?

    The book is well read. And I absolutely adore the characters in thhis series.


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

    I always smile a lot reading these books.


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