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The Deeds of the Disturber: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5 | [Elizabeth Peters]

The Deeds of the Disturber: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5

After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.
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After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

But, rest assured, dear reader...domesticity does not prevail. When a night watchman mysteriously dies in front of the mummy Lady Henutmehit in the Egyptian room of the British Museum, Amelia is on the scene with her trusty parasol, ready to do battle with the malignant mummy.

Despite the appearance of an ancient sem priest and cryptic notes in hieroglyphics, Amelia surmises that a less-ancient villain is at work, a villain with evil plans for select members of the British archeological community, including her beloved Emerson. Is the villain plotting Emerson's demise, or something even more sinister?

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    Dale Locke 07-30-12
    Dale Locke 07-30-12

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    "Absolutely entertaining!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is the 5th book in the Amelia Peabody Series that I have listened to, and have never felt compelled to write a review. I do so now, because I am always so entertained on each and every book. I love the character, Amelia, as she writes in her journal and told in the first person by the VERY talented Barbara Rosenblat. Her voices for each of the characters is just great!

    The writing is so funny. The sexual innuendo between Amelia and her husband is charming and amusing, as is the competitive nature between the spouses as they attempt to outwit the bad guys.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Amelia. A progressive woman in the Victorian era who does it her way. Always strong, always opinionated and always ready to admit her errors (but never to her husband, just to you "dear reader").

    But of course I love her blustering husband, as well, and their son Ramses is now coming into his own in assisting the crime solving duo.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Excellent! Don't know her background, but she must be a stage actress. She makes the story come alive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend listening to them all starting with book 1. Each book is written as a serial and adds to the overall story line and relationship between Amelia and her husband.

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    J. 09-27-11
    J. 09-27-11
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    "Peabody!!"

    Having read varied books from this series, I'm in the process of either reading (traditionally from print) or listening to each as core characters chronologically age and expand. Usually, I truly enjoy the blending of Victorian, British, and Egyptian customs tweeked by this unusually forward thinking family. Yet in this book ... Peabody is too egocentric and shows several influences of class distinction usually not part of her usual character. Still a fun read or listen, just slighlty different than the first four books.

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    Amazon Customer 06-19-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Elizabeth Peters is great."

    Nothing else to say--Elizabeth Peters is great and the narrator's English accent is perfect--has Peabody down to a T.

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    Lindsay Los Angeles, CA, USA 06-17-10
    Lindsay Los Angeles, CA, USA 06-17-10 Member Since 2009
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    "A nice reminder"

    This is my favorite Amelia Peabody adventure since I started reading the series. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike any of them, but this one was particularly good.
    Amelia was made to feel a bit insecure in this book, and the touch of humanity this condition lent her narrative reminded me of how dear she really is. When circumstances force her to examine her relationships with those she loves, she does not withdraw into self-centered fear or lash out on the nearest warm body. She remains constant and committed in her nagging and her affection, and swallows her pride to extend a helping hand to the deserved and undeserving alike. A remarkable woman, Peabody.

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    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 11-20-07
    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 11-20-07 Member Since 2012
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    "The Reader Matters"

    I was not at all happy with Ms.Rosenblat's reading.
    It wasn't that she was bad.....it is more like she put too much effort into the reading of "Deeds of the Disturber". Elizabeth Peters' work just didn't need the heavy sighs or overwrought inflections Ms. Rosenblat put into the words. That being said, I could live with "Amelia" but the other characters just sounded awful.....I hate saying that but it is my feeling. I'm throwing my cds with Ms. Rosenblat of "Deeds of the Disturber" into the trash. I have bought the version with Susan O'Malley instead. No, she doesn't have a proper British accent. Surprisingly she doesn't need it. Rather Ms. O'Malley allows Ms. Peters words to illuminate the very Britishness of Amelia's soul as well as giving a voice to the masculine character in both Ramses and Emerson. She is terrific. She also pronounces Abdulah correctly!!

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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