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)
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!
I confess to being a little disappointed with both the characterizations and the narrator's reading. Ramese's precocity and supposed scholarship is a horrible exaggeration. Even satire must have some element of truth to it! Also,the proud independence and intelligence of the Victorian Amelia reads as sheer stuffiness that grows more and more annoying the further you get into this third book.
The voice talent has made each character formulaic to the point where Amelia's aforementioned stuffiness and pointed emphasis in speaking is just shrill; Emerson's words are consistently spat out; and Ramase's little voice screams "my words are totally false!" And strangely, her reading of some of the minor characters slows down to the point you begin to wonder if she or the author intends for these characters to show an IQ of 80! Oh well, maybe it's all a part of the fun, and I'm sorry if this dampens your enjoyment of the book. Egyptoloy and the adventure of archeologists makes a great read, but this book became wholely tiresome for me by the beginning of Part 2. On the positive side, I did enjoy hearing (for the first time) about the Black Pyramid and also Mazghuna, which sent me to my Atlas and the Internet for a pleasant evening of learning more about this intriguing country and its ancient monuments.
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