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The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3 | [Elizabeth Peters]

The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3

The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.
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The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.

Amelia's not the type to take no for an answer, and pretty soon the Emerson family (Master Ramses, a prodigious young intellect is joining his parents for the first time) is tracking down a character known only as The Master Criminal. Or is the Master Criminal tracking them?

Don't miss the rest of the Amelia Peabody series.
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©1985 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Lorene Laytonville, CA, United States 01-02-14
    Lorene Laytonville, CA, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Love this Series"

    The author is fantastic and the narrator is perfect. Haven't listened to one that I didn't love.

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    Lori Howe Ma. 11-12-13
    Lori Howe Ma. 11-12-13 Member Since 2013

    Lori H.

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    "Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Rosenblat AWSOME TEAM"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend these books. There a great adventure and Amelia and Emerson make a great team and well as being very funny. Its nice to see a series of books that are not full of explicit sex. But I do love her innuendos. I've even got my husband listening too.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mummy Case?

    Amelia and Emerson being rescued by Ramses


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    I adore the way Barbara Rosenblat brings these books to life. It's almost like I can close my eyes and watch it happening..


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

    It's very hard to pause and go to bed and try to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    I'm addicted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Childers Texas, USA 07-17-13
    M. Childers Texas, USA 07-17-13 Member Since 2011

    genuine book worm

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    "Entertaining, educational, funny, and addicting."
    Would you listen to The Mummy Case again? Why?

    I have listened to it several times. I love the story, and this series.
    Amelia Peabody is a laugh riot, the humor is smart, witty, and its one of
    those series where you catch something new each time you read or listen
    to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its hard to pick for me. I love Peabody, Emerson and Rameses all so much.
    I think Elizabeth Peters is such a great writer, I don't know why she is not
    more nationally recognized. In my opinion, she is a brilliant writer, equal to, or better than Patterson, Evanovich, Steele, or any one of those mainstream fiction writers who is
    routinely on the NYT bestseller list.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Barbara Rosenblat is a queen in the narrator genre. She and Davina Porter are my
    all time favorite top 2 narrators, although I could name several who are excellent,
    and also in my favorite lists.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this author and this narrator, Together they make this book so
    enjoyable and memorable, I am sure you will go directly to the next book in the series. !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle GILLETTE, WY, United States 04-05-13
    Michelle GILLETTE, WY, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2012

    Now that I am retired, I can indulge my lifelong love of books even more!

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    "More Fun with the Emersons"
    Where does The Mummy Case rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I can't really rate the books this way. Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with all the audiobooks I have listened to so far. Some narrators are better in one way, others in another way, but quality is good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ramses Emerson is my favorite in this particular episode in the adventures of the Emerson family. Amelia Peabody Emerson is, of course, the main character and always a hoot. This first appearance of Ramses as a primary character is a lot of fun. He is a young genius whose escapades, while always completely logical to him, cause a lot of trouble--but eventually save the day.

    This book also marks the first appearance of the "Master Criminal," who comes to play a great part in the ongoing Emerson family adventures.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Rosenblat has a very pleasant voice to listen to, has good expression in bringing out the meaning and tone of each passage, and does a mostly excellent job in voicing the individual characters. My only reservation is with her voice for Emerson. He comes out sounding like an 80-year-old heavy smoker nearly on his last gasp. Though this portrayal of Emerson is disappointing to me, the rest is so good that I manage to overlook it in the overall experience of the story.


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

    Adventure, suspense, and humor amongst the relics of ancient Egypt!


    Any additional comments?

    I have the entire Amelia Peabody Emerson saga in book form. I enjoyed experiencing it in a new way through the audio book. I have some vision problems which make it increasingly difficult to read fine print, so I am now "collecting" an audio library as well as the print library I have.

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    Amazon Customer Humble, Texas 01-15-13
    Amazon Customer Humble, Texas 01-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Exciting Cosy Mystery"

    If you like Amelia Peabody, and I do, you'll enjoy this third book in the series featuring an amateur sleuth archaeologist in the early 1900's. There is kidnap, murder and a plethora of ancient antiquities all providing a compelling read.

    I love Barbara Rosenblat's voice for these books, which are all in Amelia Peabody's point of view. Her overwrought prose is part and parcel of the 'journal style' of the story told.

    Great fun! But read the series in order, the relationships all build nicely over time.

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    Kimberly Chagrin Falls, OH, United States 12-21-12
    Kimberly Chagrin Falls, OH, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "The Mummy Case"
    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Barbara Rosenblat's portrayal of Amelia Peabody is rich and delicious! Her brisk delivery of this story really does justice to the humor and suspense of Elizabeth Peter's second adventure for Amelia and her new husband Emerson.


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    Mairyann Bradenton, FL, United States 09-04-12
    Mairyann Bradenton, FL, United States 09-04-12

    I listen to a book or two each month. Mostly fiction mysteries. Been avid book listener for over 20 years!

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

    the Main character as she is so strong willed.


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

    Not your usual Mummy movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I like all her books and enjoy learning a bit about Egyptology. I am not really a fan of romance novels but clearly am adicted to this one. It is different as the characters are married and both are engaged in doing interesting work. I like that the main character is not your typical sweet Mother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luanne Okemah, OK, United States 05-14-12
    Luanne Okemah, OK, United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    I love this author and have just now stated going back and listening to her books instead of reading them. the narration is good, but I hate hearing the breathing and swallowing! And I the only one bothered by this?

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    Laurel Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-12
    Laurel Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-12

    Laurel

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    "Top Notch"
    Would you listen to The Mummy Case again? Why?

    Yes after a time..Easy listening


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mummy Case?

    I have no favorites but some is slow..


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    All of it


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

    No I had no particular reaction


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paula 03-19-12
    paula 03-19-12
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    "Very engaging"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mummy Case the most enjoyable?

    Mystery, romance and intrigue. Wonderfully written and produced entertainment for light reading.


    What other book might you compare The Mummy Case to and why?

    Aunt Dimity Mysteries for anyone who wants to avoid steamy sex, drugs and fowl language.


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

    Great ability to voice the different characters.


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

    No. I enjoy listening for a while and then picking it up again. The voices are memorable and the story is easy to pick up anytime.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read many of Elizabeth Pete's Peabody novels and love them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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