With her unusual qualifications, a doctorate in art history and the body of a movie goddess, Vicky is well equipped for getting the information she needs from anyone, particularly the older men who typically deal in antiques. But in #37 on the Street of the Five Moons, Vicky meets a dangerously exciting young Englishman, a man whose scruples are as questionable as his intelligence is keen.
Read by Barbara Rosenblat with the acclaimed talent that has made her Elizabeth Peters' only choice to read the Vicky Bliss series, Street of the Five Moons will delight the listener with a full measure of witty repartee and memorable characters.
Don't miss any of the mysteries in the Vicky Bliss series.
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I started on this second book in the Vicky Bliss series rather uneasy. I wasn't sure if I really didn't care for the first book, or if it was just the way it was read that made me feel so down about it.
But I do love Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series and figued I would try Vicky again with Ms. Rosenblat reading.
I am so glad I did. The story was very good, maybe even too short. I found myself just loving "John" and the ending was great.
It was FUN, it was interesting and it was READ REALLY WELL!
I recommend it to anyone who loves Elizabeth Peters. And there is enough background in it that you can just skip the first book in the series and start with this one. I wish I had done that.
a wonderful reader and a wonderful book, the entire Vicky Bliss series is a must, read by Barbara, for any Elizabeth Peters fan. I am a long time fan of both Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Rosenblat. Highly recommend.
Here we have the introduction of John?s character, and the beginning of the best part of the series. It is such a great listen to, and one cannot help buy want to travel to Germany afterwards. More Nancy Drew style mysteries that are repeat listens!
I am a dyed-in-the wool Amelia Peabody fan and have listened to Barbara's narration of all of that series over and over but this series comes off almost as well. In fact, although I own all of these titles in hardcopy, I much prefer the audio version. Rosenblat "becomes" the characters. You can't go wrong with this series for pure, unadulterated fun. I hate it when each book ends. Until Rosenblatt also narrates the Jacqueline Kirby books, I guess I'll just have to listen to all of these again - and again - and again.
Vicky Bliss returns here in her second delightful caper -- this time in Rome, chasing down a ring of art-forgers. Previous reviewers who complained about the silliness of the Vicky Bliss series are missing the point ... or maybe lost their senses of humor. Elizabeth Peters -- the pen name for brilliant scholar Barbara Mertz -- is intentionally spoofing the romance/cliffhanger genre. Impossible, hairs-breadth escapes from certain death abound, as do hunky heroes with whom our beautiful heroine may engage in scintillating repartee, and nefarious villains hatching dastardly plots. Get it? Please don't try to take these novels seriously. Peters clearly had fun writing them, and wants us to have fun listening to them. Barbara Rosenblat provides exactly the right voices and accents to make that happen. If you are looking for a serious, educational, or edifying audiobook, skip the Vicky Bliss series. But if you want some light-hearted fun: Vicky Bliss, at your service. I would suggest starting with the first novel in the series, "Borrower of the Night," just to get the back-story, although you don't absolutely need to do so to enjoy "Street of the Five Moons." Just remember to bring your sense of humor.
Extremely interesting Suspense, escape, pursuit story that has interspersed humor from the authoress, Elizabeth Peters. A worthwhile read.
This novel is an old favorite of mine, and I've listened to two different audio versions of it (including this one).... neither of which is nearly as good as just reading it yourself.
I'm sure it's meant to be funny, but it comes off silly and ridiculous. This author gets great reviews so I actually bought another of her books, and found it just as silly. No more for me!
I love Vicki and her assorted exploits. Ms Peters can give you a feel for location like no other writer. The mystery was good, the characters delightful and well drawn as usual. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars was Ms. Rosenblat. She is not one of the narrators I like. At least I can tolerate her Vicki. I can't bear to listen to her Amelia Peabody.
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