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The Curse of the Pharaohs Audiobook

The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

It was Sir Henry's intention to ensure that no tomb had been overlooked in the previous expedition. Scarcely had the men been at work for three days when their spades uncovered the first of a series of steps cut into the rock.

The Times gave the story a full column, on page three. The next dispatch to come to Luxor, however, rated front-page headlines. Sir Henry Baskerville was dead. He was found next morning stiff and stark in his bed. On his face was a look of ghastly horror. On his high brow, inscribed in what appeared to be dried blood, was a crudely drawn uraeus serpent, the symbol of the divine pharaoh.

Instead of digging up the treasures of a lost age, it appeared that Amelia and her friend Radcliffe were excavating a deadly curse.

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What the Critics Say

"Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery." (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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    Bertley 04-15-15
    Bertley 04-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book and mystery"

    I liked the book a lot but some of the character voices the narrator did were annoying. It was a good mystery that kept me wondering.

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    L. Roach 04-10-15
    L. Roach 04-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very entertaining"

    The narrator is great. Different from previous books but equally expressive of the personalities. Egypt becomes a central character. Funny!

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    PedsRN 02-24-15
    PedsRN 02-24-15 Member Since 2017
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    "I love Amelia Peabody!!!"

    Best books ever!! I can never wait for the next one. You will never be disappointed with Elizabeth Peters' books!!

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    Voracious Reader NY 02-13-15
    Voracious Reader NY 02-13-15 Member Since 2012

    Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.

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    "Amelia Peabody #2 - Back in Egypt Again!"
    Where does The Curse of the Pharaohs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've read hundreds. Top 150.


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

    At times. There is a serial killer but this is not Patricia Cornwell (early - not latest batch) where the hair on the back of your neck goes up. This is a comfy book. Amelia is in charge & all's right with the world - or it soon will be. Sort of the way I felt when Captain Kirk was on the bridge.


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

    I listened an unabridged audio of this book before - with another reader - and I really did NOT enjoy it because Emerson came across as so nasty and mean at times. But I wanted to read the series in order & was missing a few, including the first two, so I bought them. SO glad I did. Barbara Rosenblatt is the ONLY reader who should read Amelia Peabody. She does EVERY character in a distinctive voice and acts out the dialog. She is THE BEST READER EVER and I buy books JUST because she is the reader. That's how I discovered the Amelia Peabody series.


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

    Amelia drank coffee she suspected was laced with opium to save Emerson from drinking it. And Emerson came back to the house & found Amelia in bed - she is ALWAYS up and around working(!) - and feared she was ill or hurt and called her, "Dear girl."


    Any additional comments?

    I feared I wouldn't enjoy this book because I really didn't the first time when I heard it with another reader. Happily, Barbara Rosenblat put a different spin on some dialogue with HER performance and I greatly enjoyed it. SO glad I replaced this audio. Barbara Rosenblat RULES!!! (And not just Amelia Peabody series - Nevada Barr series too!!!)

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    Kathie 02-03-15
    Kathie 02-03-15
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    "Thank goodness for Barbara Rosenblat!!!!"

    I love Amelia Peabody and nobody could "do" her like Ms. Rosenblat does. I rushed through book one so I could hear this installment read by one of my favorite narrators. I was not disappointed! Within a few minutes I had a smile plastered on my face - where it stayed during the entire story. All the characters come alive. Brilliant, brilliant brilliant!

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    EJ 01-23-15
    EJ 01-23-15
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    "Delightful!"

    The narration was very believable, and easy to listen to. Some parts of the story I could figure out, but other aspects took me by surprise. The author captures the feel and the look of Egypt so beautifully. This was very enjoyable.

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    Emily K. 01-01-15
    Emily K. 01-01-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this series"

    I really do love this series. This is my third time reading/listening to them. Even if you can decipher the ending somewhere in the middle, they are still a worthy listen just because the writing is highly enjoyable and the characters are fun. I do really like both the narrators I have heard.

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    Jessica 12-12-14
    Jessica 12-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Parasol Protectorate w/o the vampires and wolves"

    I have said it before and I'll say it again- this series reminds me so much of the Alexia Tarabotti series, especially since the last in that series was set in Egypt. This is the second in the series. I liked the first but I loved this one! The story was interesting and the characters were so well written. My only complaint is that I missed Walter and Eleanor. Rosenblat does an amazing job. She truly is Amelia Peabody.

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    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 12-07-14
    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 12-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun, Fun, Fun - Dry Humor!"

    Writer has great sense of dry humor. Not the best book ever, but story line is interesting and the performance was over the top good. I went back and forth on 4 or 5 stars, but it was a delightful read and kept a smile on my face so I went with 5 stars for the pure entertainment value.

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    LCNanny 11-25-14
    LCNanny 11-25-14
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    "Fun & Entertaining"
    Where does The Curse of the Pharaohs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Because the narrator and book are a perfect coupling, this ranks up in the top 10%. I've never really been that curious about Egypt, and other than an occasional documentary, have steered clear of books focused on that geographical area. But Elizabeth Peters makes it accessible, believable and fun. The characters are quirky, the romance is appropriate for all ages and never uncomfortable, and the mystery's have twists, but don't make me so worrisome that I want to jump ahead. I like that, I'm old.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Barbara Rosenblat is perfect for the book. She has a marvelous range for both male & female, and young to old (very Rare) Outstanding performance


    Any additional comments?

    This is the second book in the series that I've listened to, and am surprised at how much I enjoy these books. I will be purchasing more from this series

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