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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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    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-15-14
    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-15-14 Member Since 2017

    Finding my Joy with CRPS

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    "What a story!"
    Would you listen to He Shall Thunder in the Sky again? Why?

    Definitely! Love Amelia Peabody and Ramses and in this one, the two of them ROCK! Possibly the best in the series so far!


    What other book might you compare He Shall Thunder in the Sky to and why?

    Its a more humorous Poirot in the desert of Egypt. Mystery and family drama with dry British wit


    Who was the most memorable character of He Shall Thunder in the Sky and why?

    To answer would be to give away the story unfortunately, but this is the full cast of previous books all up to their own particular mischief!


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    Alexandra 07-17-14
    Alexandra 07-17-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Title, Best Ending"

    I honestly don't remember much of what happens in the first 80% of this one; the last 20% is just too awesome. I relistened to it several times. I'm pretty sure the first 80% is good, too, it's just hard to pay attention when you're impatient to get to the last act. You can't read this one without first reading The Falcon at the Portal, but you can't read that one without immediately wanting this one. One of my favorites.

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    Amazon Customer Irvine, CA, United States 06-22-14
    Amazon Customer Irvine, CA, United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2011

    I am an energetic wife, mother and grandmother with a busy life and tired eyes. I love being able to listen to books while doing chores, etc.

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    "Narration is only poor point for me."

    I have read these books for years and the narrator just did not do it for me. Overly dramatized.

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    Susan Orleans, ON, Canada 03-12-14
    Susan Orleans, ON, Canada 03-12-14

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    "Excellent!"
    Any additional comments?

    I have been listening to this series in order and I must say that this is the best so far. I found it to be a very satisfying read with greater emotional depth and complexity and a resolution to a number of story lines that have been developing across a number of previous books. As always, Barbara Rosenblat's narration is amazing. Highly recommend!

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    Patricia A. Mathews 01-26-14
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    "Great escape"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this series for an escape to another time; I learn a bit about history and enjoy the ongoing story of the intelligent and pleasantly flawed Amelia Peabody family.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of He Shall Thunder in the Sky?

    The tension between the young lovers.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Rosenblat has developed the characters in a lively way that carries throughout the series. It is on her voice that the listener arrives in Egypt.


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    Pauline 06-19-13
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    "Absolutely the Best of the Series!"
    If you could sum up He Shall Thunder in the Sky in three words, what would they be?

    Best of series!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Every plot and subplot came with a new twist to the story. More happens to the characters in this book than in all the others in the series, except for perhaps, The Last Camel Died at Noon. With many "ah ha" moments to round out the characters, on point historical details, and revelations this is my favorite book of the Amelia Peabody series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nefret's confession to Amelia about her feelings for and earlier relationship with Rames was unexpected.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sethos' final moments with the Emersons.


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    Blue Wren 05-17-13
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    "A Tangle of Intriguing Characters and Storylines."

    There's always lots of twists and turns in the plots of Elizabeth Peters' books.This keeps you guessing who is who and how it will all pan out. Rarely predictable and somehow old fashioned and modern at the same time. Love the strong women with all sorts of weapons and necessities hidden under their skirts ready to take on all comers. Fun & entertaining.

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    Amazon Customer Washington, DC, United States 04-16-13
    Amazon Customer Washington, DC, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Unabridged is the way to go"
    What did you love best about He Shall Thunder in the Sky?

    So many reviews of the next book in the series, Lord of the Silent, lamented the fact that it is only offered in the abridged version that I looked for the real deal elsewhere. I could not even find it (without a 9 person wait!) from my public library. I did find it at simply audiobooks DOT com. However, it's only in CD not digital form. Still, I can understand how an abridged version would be terrible: I can't imagine what could be edited!


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Barbara Rosenblat voices the characters' personalities perfectly!


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    Fay 11-13-12
    Fay 11-13-12
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    "One of the best in the series!"

    Oscar-rated narration, a wonderful, emotion-filled story, terrific character development and a wowee ending. This book has it all and I think it's one of the best in the series. Don't start reading the series with this one - it needs some backstory.

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    Risa 10-30-12
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    "Peters and Rosenblat together are winners!"
    Would you listen to He Shall Thunder in the Sky again? Why?

    One of Elizabeth Peters' best of the Amelia Peabody series, because Ramses finally "gets the girl."


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The twists and turns of Ramses' and David's daring actions as spys for the British in Egypt during the First World War will keep you on the edge of your seat.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Barbara Rosenblatt's excellent interpretation of all the characters is unbelieveable. Perhaps her biggest triumph is the growl-ly, "veddy British" voice she uses for (Radcliffe) Emerson.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had the time I could certainly have listened to the whole book in one sitting. So glad to have this digital copy to return to time after time. Thanks, Audible!


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