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The Mummy Case Audiobook

The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

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?

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©1985 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Michelle GILLETTE, WY, United States 04-05-13
    Michelle GILLETTE, WY, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2012

    Retirement=More time to read.

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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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    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 Member Since 2016

    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.

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    Luanne 05-14-12
    Luanne 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good"

    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

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    Paula, Tucson 03-19-12

    I'm a retired advertising rep/manager, copywriter, graphic desighner and artist. Basically, I love lighter mystery an detective books.

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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.

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    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 08-27-11
    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 08-27-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Mixed bag"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lajean Keller 09-20-07 Listener Since 2007

    LaJean

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    "Charming Series"

    This is part of a really charming series set in Egypt. The reader is gifted and a delight to listen to.

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    Sandy the coffeeholic mom Washington 12-16-05
    Sandy the coffeeholic mom Washington 12-16-05 Member Since 2012
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    "Great fun!"

    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!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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