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He Shall Thunder in the Sky Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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. Amidst a growing tangle of disguises and deceptions, Emerson's nemesis, the Master Criminal, appears. As increasing perils threaten the Peabody Emersons, their expedition, and Egypt, help arrives from a most unlikely source. He Shall Thunder in the Sky is a treasure; absorbing, intriguing, and highly entertaining. And the surprising resolution is one that leaves even the unflappable Amelia thunderstruck.

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What the Critics Say

  • Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Historical Mystery, 2000

"Filled with intrigue and nail-biting suspense...rich with detail and realism...ripe with tension and peril." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it's Amelia, in wit and daring, by a landslide." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Despite having produced 11 previous tales of Egyptological mystery and detection, Peters still writes a deeply satisfying story that combines elements of espionage, mystery, and romance. Some big surprises are in store for readers while Peters deftly ties her subplots together, but a few threads are left dangling enticingly at the end, leaving fans to expect another installment in this extraordinary series." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Wende Orlando, FL, USA 05-27-05
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    "Another great Emerson-Peabody adventure"

    This is one of my favorite so far of the Amelia Peabody series and a great listen. Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent narrator.

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    IHateToast 06-15-17
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    "Reader should ask how to pronounce German"
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    She's mispronouncing schiessen (shoot) and is saying scheissen (sh*t). A little distracting for those of us who know German.

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    I've read all but 3 of this series and loved each of the books...they are, as always,. delightful!

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    PattiC Chicago, IL, United States 03-28-17
    PattiC Chicago, IL, United States 03-28-17 Member Since 2012
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    Excellent story - kept me up many nights. And the narrator is phenomenal. She is so adept at voices, it was more as if I was listening to (no, seeing) a play.

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    JoLynne Williams Taylor,Texas 01-01-17
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    One of my very favorite stories in the series thus far. I LOVED IT and listened to it more than once!!

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    I've never listened to a book before, and I didn't want it to interfere with my own imagination, but I found it terrific. I intend to listen to the next book by this author. It was hard to believe that one woman could take on all those languages and voices, and personalities she certainly did very well.

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    Eric L Aust Kansas City, MO United States 11-20-16
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    a great ending tying up lose ends spread over 11 books full of war in the middle east in the early days of world War 1

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    Jodi 11-17-16
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    "It's about time!"

    This was the best book so far (and I have enjoyed all of them very much). Excerpts from most of her previous books in the series tied up neatly and deftly in in this book. In fact the last three books have been filled with charm , whit, suspense, intrigue and delight. I also cried and felt deep sadness for some of the characters, which deepened my joy and relief.

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    TracyLynn 06-22-16
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    "One of my favorites in the series!"

    This is one of my favorites in the Amelia Peabody series. Riveting throughout the whole story.

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    Shaneka S. 05-23-16
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    "The best yet!"

    This was by far my favorite book since the "children" have grown up. Full of love, peril, suspense!

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    "Bette than expected"

    These books are always enjoyable, but light reading For me there is a substance missing. In this book we have son Ramses as an adult and it set at a time when Egypt was becoming more involved in the war. It is still an easy 'read' but a little less superficial, even if still not exactly believable. Still a a good yarn

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