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  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

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

Crocodile on the Sandbank

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-04

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 Peabody. To listen to another, less talented reader, who gives very little differentiation to the characters is very unsatisfying.
I prefer a reader who is easy to listen to. This means I don't have to listen with such utter intensity to differentiate one character from another. Barbara Rosenblatt is so good at this that listening to her is a relaxing experience. One immediately knows Amelia and her wonderful British womanness from her husband Emerson or her son Ramses.
Get Barbara Rosenblatt as the narrator!

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