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?
©1985 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC
"A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key." (Washington Post Book World)
Retirement=More time to read.
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.
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.
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.
Adventure, suspense, and humor amongst the relics of ancient Egypt!
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.
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.
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.
I listen to a book or two each month. Mostly fiction mysteries. Been avid book listener for over 20 years!
the Main character as she is so strong willed.
Not your usual Mummy movie.
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.
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?
Yes after a time..Easy listening
I have no favorites but some is slow..
All of it
No I had no particular reaction
I'm a retired advertising rep/manager, copywriter, graphic desighner and artist. Basically, I love lighter mystery an detective books.
Mystery, romance and intrigue. Wonderfully written and produced entertainment for light reading.
Aunt Dimity Mysteries for anyone who wants to avoid steamy sex, drugs and fowl language.
Great ability to voice the different characters.
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.
I've read many of Elizabeth Pete's Peabody novels and love them.
The mystery itself is very good. I don't like Amelia Peabody, especially her cold relationship to her very strange and totally unbelievable child. The narration is so dramatic, it really grates. I suspect many like these attributes. I've listened to 3 now, and I've had enough.
I love audio books, but I REALLY love them when a talented author and a talented reader unite. This is the case with the Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters while being read by Susan O’Malley. O’Malley does a wonderful job in capturing the humor and excitement of each adventure. For those who are not familiar with this series, what a treat you are in store for! This is a rollicking adventure taking place in between England and Egypt during the Victorian era. This book is one that I play while driving my 13 year old daughter to school. We both love Amelia (a heroine who knows how to yield an umbrella), Emerson (her gruff but devoted husband) and of course Ramses (their precocious little boy). I highly recommend this audio listen. It is great fun!
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