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Crocodile on the Sandbank Audiobook

Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Barbara Rosenblat's expert performance as Egyptologist Amelia Peabody is imaginative, witty, and great fun. Rosenblat has tremendous vocal range, capturing many characters of different genders and ethnicities. This rich and lively story is the first in Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series, and I can't wait to listen to the rest of them. —Diana Dapito

Publisher's Summary

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

Don't miss the rest of the Amelia Peabody series.
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© Elizabeth Peters; (P)Recorded Books

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    janine Sonora, CA, United States 09-28-12
    janine Sonora, CA, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration and Story are A+ !"
    Where does Crocodile on the Sandbank rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It could not be better. Barbara Rosenblat was born to read this series and between the accents and complexity of characters, it is certainly not an easy one. I have listened to it several times.

    I absolutely adore the characters in this book. So well done..


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters. Amelia Peabody cracks me up with her self confidence and opinions of which she has many.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    . No, have not listened to any others.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud many times. I love the dry British humor.


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    PeachPecan 09-25-12
    PeachPecan 09-25-12
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    "I Love Amelia Peabody Emerson!"
    Where does Crocodile on the Sandbank rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this book! The writing, and especially the character Amelia Peabody remind me so much of another favorite character, Tish, created by Mary Roberts Rinehart. I listen to this book - and its sisters in the series - EVERY year. Never tire of Elizabeth Peters' Peabody; like visiting with a dear friend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the thorough, accurate and detailed descriptions of Egypt of the time period, as well as the social mores affecting Amelia Peabody and the other characters.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to Barbara Rosenblat read this book launched her to the tied No. 1 spot of narrators in my list of favorites (Jim Dale is the other No. 1). I've even begun listening to other series simply because Barbara Rosenblat is the narrator.


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

    "Perfectly splendid."


    Any additional comments?

    I have all the books in this series, and often check to see if Elizabeth Peters is publishing a new "Peabody" for me to read.

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    Jewelry Artist PITTSBURGH, PA, US 09-24-12
    Jewelry Artist PITTSBURGH, PA, US 09-24-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved it--such a fun listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Crocodile on the Sandbank the most enjoyable?

    The book is an old favorite of mine, so it was fun to listen to it. The narrator did a very good job.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    The way she altered her voice for the characters.


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

    Loved the moment when Peabody and Emerson were trapped in the cave.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed listening to this book, which is a favorite of mine. Amelia Peabody is a wonderful character. The narrator did a good job, although the voices/accents were not necessarily what I expected. Overall, this is a great find.

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    Connie G St. John, KS. 09-23-12
    Connie G St. John, KS. 09-23-12
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    "What a pleasure!"

    What a truly delightful mystery! Amelia Peabody is a most entertaining protagonist. This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read for some time! I'm looking forward to reading the entire series.

    Barbara Rosenblat, again outdoes herself with this wonderful narration! She made the story even better, if that was possible!

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    Judy Stone 09-22-12
    Judy Stone 09-22-12
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    "A wonderful beginning."

    I have read many of the books in this series so it was wonderful to read how it all started. Lots of intrigue, cultural history and entertainment. One of my very favorite authors.

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    Sandee White Cloud, MI, United States 09-17-12
    Sandee White Cloud, MI, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2007

    Tell us about yourself! I am addicted to Audio Books I read them all the time in the car, doing dishes, ironing, What ever.

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    "Good Old Fashioned Agatha Christi Type Story"

    Good characters, fun light reading as was advertised. On Beach sale, perfect. I would read her again.

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    Terrie 09-17-12
    Terrie 09-17-12
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    "Story & Narration Rate Five Stars!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If the friend has a good imagination and likes mysteries with humor and romance, I would definitely recommend this book. It is a delight to listen to Barbara Rosenblatt perform all the characters I have grown to love. The characters, the setting, the humor--all of these things combine for a great listening experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't help but say Amelia Peabody Emerson! She is such a unique character, full of herself and full of a love for adventure and danger. With all her faults and outlandish behavior, she is a very likable character.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have listened to many, over and over! They are all like old friends to me. This one was one of the best. For other authors, she does just as well, but Elizabeth Peters' books are my favorites to listen to her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Adventure, mystery, and romance set in exoctic Egypt!


    Any additional comments?

    You can see I am a huge fan of these books, especially the audio. I just wish Elizabeth Peters would write more! Maybe "the editor" could find some more missing manuscripts!

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    V. Webb 09-10-12
    V. Webb 09-10-12 Member Since 2017

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    "Love these books"
    What made the experience of listening to Crocodile on the Sandbank the most enjoyable?

    I like being able to paint walls, clean, craft and eve just relax while listening to the stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the accuracy of the times. The humor is wonderful and so is the story.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has the perfect voice for Peabody. Barbara makes it possible to "hear" the emotions.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Peabody goes to Egypt. And nothing is ever the same.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it.

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    lucy 09-06-12
    lucy 09-06-12
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    "I forgot how much i loved this series"
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    I read this series years ago when they first came out. I loved them then and its pure joy to listen again. Barbara Rosenblat's performance is the best. She captures the charters perfectly. She adds the best tonal drama as needed. I am very happy that audible has picked up this series and I intend to listen to them all!

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    Cheryl Fort St. John, BC, Canada 09-04-12
    Cheryl Fort St. John, BC, Canada 09-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun, Witty, and a Wonderful Performance"

    The strong, witty, and "feminist" character of Amelia Peabody is really what makes the story. The plot its self- though comical, suspenseful, and over all entertaining- is rather predicable. Still, I really enjoyed listening and Barbra Rosenblat gave a great performance. Amelia Peabody is a refreshing character in todays world as the "Bella Swans" seem rather pathetic and the "Katniss Everdene's" seem rough and course. Amelia embodies the strength of a woman; she is NOT a woman trying to be strong like a man. The man VS. woman seems to be a theme in this book and is so funny to hear in the banter and conversation between characters. It's great!

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