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)
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.
Amelia and Emerson being rescued by Ramses
I adore the way Barbara Rosenblat brings these books to life. It's almost like I can close my eyes and watch it happening..
It's very hard to pause and go to bed and try to sleep
genuine book worm
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
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.
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.
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. !!!
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.
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