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The Mummy Case Audiobook

The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.

Amelia's not the type to take no for an answer, and pretty soon the Emerson family (Master Ramses, a prodigious young intellect is joining his parents for the first time) is tracking down a character known only as The Master Criminal. Or is the Master Criminal tracking them?

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    Harley 10-23-13
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    "Speaking of Mummies..."

    It is not Amelia's style of mothering that I admire but her acceptance of how she sees her role as Ramsey's mother, Amelia is just herself. Her interactions with others, even the cat, seem natural and believable. This is such a great series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Houston, Texas, United States 11-16-12
    Barbara Houston, Texas, United States 11-16-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Another Triumphant foray for the Dynamic Duo!"

    Amelia adores Pyramids; in fact she has quite the passion for them. So when Emerson announces that he has the intention to dig at Dahshur with “not one but five Pyramids”, in the swiftly approaching season, Amelia veritably swoons.

    As preparations are being made for the two of them to return to Egypt, a joyous announcement by Emerson’s brother Walter and his wife Evelyn of an impending addition to their own household causes Ramses to make his maiden foray into the Cradle of Civilization. Egypt has survived the Turks, European and American empiricisms and the systematic criminal ransacking of its ancient heritage but can it survive the precocious son of the Emerson’s?

    Beleaguered by various clergy, collectors of illicit antiquities, the Beau Monde and Egyptological dilettantes; Amelia and her brusque husband and partner, once again, become the focus of dreadful attentions. Further, there seems to be a dark force out there organizing the illegal trade of artifacts. A dark and deadly force.

    Non-stop suspense will have you guessing right up until the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi United States 07-09-12
    Heidi United States 07-09-12
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    "Really fun, Really funny, Really great read!"
    If you could sum up The Mummy Case in three words, what would they be?

    Egyptian Crime in 1909


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amelia - what a great character! I love her attitude and complex attractin to life.


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

    I have listed to three of audible books that Barbara has read. She is addictive - best voice EVER!


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

    She's smart, she's Funny, and Egypt is no match for her!


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    Rachel New Braunfels, TX, United States 08-24-08
    Rachel New Braunfels, TX, United States 08-24-08 Member Since 2007
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    "The Mummy Case"

    I'm enjoying the Amelia Peabody series, but this one dragged a bit. Maybe I need to listen to something else for awhile and come back to it. Amelia and Emerson are wonderful characters.

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    Donald Forsyth 05-05-17
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    "One of her best"

    Good story with great plot twists. The narrator has great presence and brings the story to life.

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    Ashley 02-11-17
    Ashley 02-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderfully entertaining loved every minute"

    I loved every minute of the story. it kept me guessing to the very end

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    Silvia Deirdre gregory 01-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Ramses prolix From where does that arrive ?"

    The melding of Elizabeth Peters delightful prose,story and characters and Barbara Rosenblat's masterful voices. All subtleties of the tongue in cheek writing are enhanced by Rosenblat's understanding of the characters and her consummate skill with accent and delivery.
    Enjoy and ask for more
    Thank you both a marriage made in heaven.

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    Terry Currier 10-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator is wonderful!"

    Barbara Rosenblat does an excellent job reading, makes listening to the book exciting. I always look for books she narrates.

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    Elizabeth 07-28-16
    Elizabeth 07-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Very good!!"

    Very well read and very enjoyable story!!! I'm starting the next one right away!!! I highly recommend these books to fans of mystery!!!

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    Jennifer R. Morin 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the story, not the voice"

    Though I love Elizabeth Peters, I am not fond of Barbara Rosenblat's voice, especially her portrayal of Emerson. He sounds like a stuffy old man, not a man in the prime of life. I do like the way she portrays Amelia Peabody, but it took a while to get used to the very prim accent.

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    "Shrill and dull..."

    This was rather a rambling, dull novel narrated by someone with a very shrill voice - and I know fiction is about escapism but this was just dreary..

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  • B. A. Chapman
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    5/18/09
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    "Brilliant portrayal of Amelia Peabody"

    As an avid reader of Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody novels, I looked forward with anticipation to listening to The Mummy Case. I was not dissapointed. The brilliance & understated humour of the original novel was enhanced by the superb reading, and I found myself doing more ironing than usual so I could listen to the book. A great pity more of the Amelia Peabody novels are not availible on audible.

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