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Bob Seashols

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  • The Mummy Case

  • An Amelia Peabody Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay so the accent is missing....

  • By G. Plude on 09-13-07

Fun and engaging.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-17

The book was well written and engaging. I was interested and looked forward to hearing more. I was confused by some parts that sounded different but my only guess is that it was parts that were added back in after it was unabridged.

  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • By Morgan on 01-09-04

Interesting yet predictable.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I used this book to fill time back and forth to school. The story was entertaining even if it was slightly predictable. I enjoyed the story even if I was sure of the outcome.

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,419

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boy, am I in the minority on this one.

  • By Bonny on 11-04-13

Great read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-17

I loved this book, entertaining and intriguing. The ending is a little anticlimactic but still good. Life lessons learned.