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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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    Kate Searsport, ME, United States 04-05-16
    Kate Searsport, ME, United States 04-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "My favorite book in the series"

    I love Amelia Peabody and her family - crackpots all. I have issues with every one - pieces of them I don't like. And I couldn't be friends with any of them in real life, probably, but they're brilliant in every sense of the word. And I feel this is the book that finally brings them all together as a whole.

    I will not spoil any twist or any turn or any event. If you love the Emersons and their tribe, then this is the book for you.

    Barbara Rosenblatt remains my favorite female reader, and she doesn't disappoint in this outing.

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    "Excellent performance of a great story"

    loved every minute!! The characters are vibrantly brought to life and the atmosphere as well

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    Kristie 12-31-15
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    "You will laugh and cry"

    This is one of my favorites in the Amelia Peabody series. The characterization is brilliant and Barbara Rosenblatt out does her self.

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    Christina 12-08-15
    Christina 12-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Favorite"

    I enjoy this whole series and He Shall Thunder in the Sky is one of my favorites!

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    Llambert 10-02-15
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    "Best of the best!"

    FINALLY!!!
    A conclusion to the Ramses and Nefret conflict.
    Then there is the Sethos and Percy stories.
    This book is one to read again!

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    Love this series! I can't wait to listen to
    the next in the Peabody series . Great narration.

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    Rachel North Carolina 07-03-15
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    "Slipping Narration"

    Once again, Elizabeth Peters has written an entertaining tale of the Emerson clan. There's not much more to say about the book - if you've enjoyed the others, you'll enjoy this one. I've listened to all of the previous novels with the same narrator, but I have to say, I think she's slipping. There were several points in the recording where, if I hadn't already read the novel, I wouldn't have known if the speaker was Amelia or Nefret. Ms Rosenblat's earlier performances were spot on, so this was disappointing. It won't stop me from listening to the next one, but I hope this issue was just an aberration and future recordings will go back to the earlier high standards.

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    bikegrrl 06-05-15
    bikegrrl 06-05-15
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    "Great wrap up from previous book"

    The book before this was basically one big setup for this one, which concludes more than one story line- very satisfying

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    Lady Diana pennsylvania 03-05-15
    Lady Diana pennsylvania 03-05-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Keeps your attention"

    Exciting and witty as always. But also as always a lot of improbable coincidences. I like the history lesson parts. The

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    Summer 02-11-15
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    "Finally, love wins out!"

    Finally, love wins out for those who truly deserve it. The series could've ended here.

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