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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

Outstanding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-04

This is one of the best books I have listened to in years. It was my first Elizabeth Peters book. I started with this one to see if I would enjoy the Amelia Peabody series. Obviously, I can hardly wait to hear more. I was a bit hesitant to pick this one after reading the negative reviews of the narrator, but I personally thought she was outstanding. The characters in this book are superb and the ending extremely satisfying. Thank you Ms. Peters!

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