Amelia Peabody
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UNABRIDGED (view abridged)
(4.5 based on 23313 ratings)
  • 1
    Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1 | Elizabeth Peters

    Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (812)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (454)

    Amelia Peabody embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal for her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way, she rescues Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been "ruined" and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her lover. With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo, where strange visitations and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.

    Crocodile on the Sandbank

    This is a wonderful book. There is a problem, however. Barbara Rosenblatt should be the narrator. She was the first voice to give life to Amelia Peabo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2004 by Morgan (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
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    Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1 | Elizabeth Peters

    Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (3826)
    Performance
    (2537)
    Story
    (2529)

    Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

    Nice break from the usual-

    I am a hardcore mystery fan, usually attracted to the detective or forensic genre. But having read a review of this book (non-audio version) on an e-..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2004 by Carrie (Plainfield, IL, USA)
  • 2
    The Curse of The Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Curse of The Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (237)

    One of the best-loved of mystery writers weaves another tale of intrigue featuring Amelia Peabody and her archaeologist husband Radcliffe. This time the willful and witty duo must catch a murderer at an excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb in Luxor.

    Great second read!

    This is the second book in the Amelia Peabody series. I love the reader as her voice is how I pictured Amelia's to sound. It's light reading, but very..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 25 2003 by Mary A. (Washington State)
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    The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2062)
    Performance
    (1416)
    Story
    (1409)

    The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

    So much fun!

    I read the first Amelia Peabody mystery, but never seemed to get into the second so I decided to listen instead. I don't know if I will ever actually..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2007 by Michelle (Teaneck, NJ, USA)
  • 3
    The Mummy Case: An Amelia Peabody Mystery | Elizabeth Peters

    The Mummy Case: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O’Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (102)

    The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody demonstrates again why he has been nicknamed "Father of Curses." Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the "pyramids" of Mazghunah: countless mounds of rubble in the midst of nowhere. Nothing in this barren spot seems worthy of interest - until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his Cairo shop.

    O'Malley vs. Barbara Rosenblat

    Just to clear up the confusion, Susan O'Malley stinks at narration and Barbara Rosenblat is the one who does this series justice with appropriate acce..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 04 2005 by Jennifer (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
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    The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1526)
    Performance
    (1100)
    Story
    (1086)

    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.

    Excellent!

    Finally, all of the Emersons go on a dig. In The Mummy Case, their son, Ramses, joins Amelia and her husband in Egypt. This season, Emerson has his ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 20 2011 by Leanna (Seattle, WA United States)
  • 4
    Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4 | Elizabeth Peters

    Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (89)

    The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshur is theirs for the digging. But the brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses - and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death - have alerted Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis, the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead.

    Not the same narrator

    This version has an american accented narrator. If you are listening to the whole series, make sure to get the other version.

    Reviewed on November 13 2016 by Beth Baker (McKinleyville, CA USA)
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    Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4 | Elizabeth Peters

    Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (1227)
    Performance
    (857)
    Story
    (852)

    Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

    A Delicious Confection

    This series is a true delight. I have read all of the books, twice - but Barbara Rosenblat brings out every nuance and makes the audio books even more..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2005 by Coffee Lover (Huntsville, AL)
  • 5
    The Deeds of the Disturber: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Deeds of the Disturber: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (90)

    When the body of a night watchman is found sprawled in the shadow of a rare 19th-Dynasty mummy case, panic ensues. For no one doubts that the guard's untimely demise is the work of an ancient Egyptian curse. No one, that is, except that tart-tongued Victorian Egyptologist, Amelia Peabody, whose remarkable talent for criminal investigation has frustrated villains from London to Cairo.

    Kept this Amelia Peabody fan happy!

    Each book gets better. You are more invested in the characters with every book. If you haven't read the rest of the series WAIT. Start at the begin..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2003 by Trish (LGP, IL)
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    The Deeds of the Disturber: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Deeds of the Disturber: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (1080)
    Performance
    (775)
    Story
    (761)

    After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

    Excellent Narrator

    For fans of the Amelia Peabody series, I highly recommend Ms Rosenblat's narration. She provides Amelia with a lovely british accent and appropriate ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 30 2005 by Wende (Orlando, FL, USA)
  • 6
    The Last Camel Died at Noon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Last Camel Died at Noon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (158)

    The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive.

    a shame

    I am unfortunately spoiled by the narration of Barbara Rosenblat. Since buying the first book of the Peabody Series, I have eagerly listen in too each..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2008 by Lehua (LAIE, HI, USA)
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    The Last Camel Died at Noon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Last Camel Died at Noon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (936)
    Performance
    (728)
    Story
    (724)

    Amelia and Emerson leave the calm of Victorian England in search of an estranged father's son and a lost kingdom buried deep in Sudan.

    You Can't Beat Amelia

    This is one of my favorites in a great series. It has the signature humor, fine characterization, and action that make every Amelia Peabody worth lis..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2012 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 7
    The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 7 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1214)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (827)

    This adventure transports Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson to Amarna, the rustic desert site where the two archaeologists first met, beginning the 13-year association that would take them from mayhem to murder in the Egyptian outback.

    Delightful!

    This absolutely sparkles with wit and fun. This is the pinnacle of author-narrator collaboration, and a title you'll enjoy listening to more than onc..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2004 by S. Dale (Nebraska)
  • 8
    The Hippopotamus Pool: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 8 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Hippopotamus Pool: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1092)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (751)

    The spunky Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson has returned to the exotic Nile valley. Parasol aloft and hot on the trail of an unexplored tomb, she must outwit a shadowy evildoer, a questionable antiquities dealer, and her loquacious son, Ramses.

    Desert Derring-Do

    This is the kind of tale that breaks down the ratings system. If you are looking for a page-turning, breathless thriller, you've come to the wrong pla..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2008 by Kay in DC (Washington, DC United States)
  • 9
    Seeing a Large Cat: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 9 | Elizabeth Peters

    Seeing a Large Cat: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (1040)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (739)

    Best-selling mystery author Elizabeth Peters has captured the hearts of thousands of readers with her spunky Victorian Egyptologist, Amelia Peabody Emerson. In Seeing a Large Cat, Amelia must ensnare a modern-day killer, a bogus spiritualist, and a predatory debutante in the awesome Valley of the Kings. Someone is sending ominous messages: "Stay away from tomb Twenty-A!" Intrigued, parasol-wielding Amelia won't rest until she finds the forbidden burial site.

    Top -Notch Story & Performance

    Elizabeth Peters can always be depended on to write an entertaining tongue in cheek adventure, containing mysteries, at least one murder, danger and w..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
  • 10
    The Ape Who Guards the Balance: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 10 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Ape Who Guards the Balance: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1054)
    Performance
    (709)
    Story
    (703)

    Against the romantic backdrop of Edwardian Egypt, the irresistible Amelia Peabody and her charmingly unconventional family prove themselves to be formidable foes of villainy. In The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Amelia must muster all of her considerable skills of detection to unravel a snarled web of stolen archeological treasures, murderous cults, and fallen women.

    Another Wonderful Book in the Series

    If one isn't familiar with the "Amelia Peabody" stories, then some plot elements might (per another review) seem irrelevant. But to those of us who lo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2005 by Yvonne Jocks (Fort Worth Texas)
  • 11
    The Falcon at the Portal: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 11 | Elizabeth Peters

    The Falcon at the Portal: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (918)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (656)

    Join spunky Amelia and her charming family for a thrilling new archaeological adventure in Edwardian Egypt. Even on the joyous occasion of the marriage of their Egyptian "son" David to their beloved niece Lia, trouble finds Amelia and hunky hubby Emerson. And this time it is personal.

    Perhaps Best of Series

    I made the mistake of first listening to the abridged version of FALCON. Some books can be abridged well, but not this one. Every line is full of char..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 21 2005 by Kermit (Euless, TX, USA)
  • 12
    He Shall Thunder in the Sky: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12 | Elizabeth Peters

    He Shall Thunder in the Sky: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1080)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (753)

    In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season.

    Excellent!

    This is a wonderful tale, told with humor and knowledge. I've listened to all the books in the series, and this was definitely the best. Amelia can ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 11 2004 by Trishk (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • 13
    Lord of the Silent: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense, Book 13 | Elizabeth Peters

    Lord of the Silent: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (392)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (344)

    Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia and Emerson set sail once again for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and spectres of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land. In the autumn of 1915 Cairo is transformed into an army camp teeming with enemy agents and shockingly bold tomb robbers are brazenly desecrating the ancient sites. Amelia seeks refuge at a remote dig in Luxor, but this provides no guarantee of safety when she discovers a fresh corpse in an ancient tomb.

    Unabridged finally!

    As a fan of the series, I'm so excited to finally have the missing books available in unabridged audio.

    Reviewed on January 13 2015 by Amazon Customer (Hatboro, PA, United States)
  • 14
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  • 15
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  • 16
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  • 17
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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 18
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 19
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 20
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.