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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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©1985 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Carrie 03-15-16
    Carrie 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "i have liked all them so far,"

    i enjoy the books, on to lion in the vally. hope everyone enjoys these as well

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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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    Eric L Aust Kansas City, MO United States 01-15-16
    Eric L Aust Kansas City, MO United States 01-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "love it"

    Walter peabody emerson is a great addition to the series and between him and his mother they are more then a match for obsticles placed in thereway

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    Gael 08-08-15
    Gael 08-08-15
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    "one of her best"

    narrative awesome story unique characters developed one of my favs in her series listen to Last Camel died at Noon too

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    Amazon Customer 07-17-15
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    "Love, love, love it!"

    I can't get enough of this series! The stories are marvelous. The writing superb. The narration is second to none!

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    Mary S. 05-29-15
    Mary S. 05-29-15

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    "great story, terrible narrator"
    What would have made The Mummy Case better?

    A different narrator. Barbara Rosenblatt (I've listened to 3 other audibles narrated by her. She has a terrible English accent, makes the male lead characters (John Smythe in the Vickie Bliss stories, and now Emerson) sound like pompous windbags - they're NOT stuffy English gents at all. Also, I'm very tired of hearing all her swallowing, dry mouth, etc


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

    The plot was s great - this is one of my very favorite series, written with humor and subtle fun.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barbara Rosenblat?

    The woman who narrated the first two Amelia Peabody books was perfect - Susa. O'Reilly.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bitter disappointment - I regret buying it and can't finish listening to it. Back to Kindle for me on this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Barbara Rosenblat should retire or something. I hope she doesn't narrate any other books I love.

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    wookie's mom 01-28-15 Member Since 2012

    Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!

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    "Ah, Amelia"

    A mother of the year candidate she is not, but a wonderful character in a book, by all means. I can't decide if their son is the more clever of the bunch or if he just really enjoys hearing himself talk. This is another good mystery that will leave you wanting more!

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    Tifa 11-06-14
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    "Incredibly well-read"
    If you could sum up The Mummy Case in three words, what would they be?

    Fabulous. Hilarious. Memorable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mummy Case?

    Anytime Ramses shows his "catastrophically precocious" charms, he makes me grin.


    Any additional comments?

    Elizabeth Peters is one of my favorite authors, and this is probably my favorite Amelia Peabody Emerson mystery, so I'm a bit biased. I've read the book so many times, I can quote particularly clever and funny sections. But, I never imagined the audiobook would be this amazing. Barbara Rosenblat is the perfect voice for this series, or rather, provides the most perfect voices for all the characters. It seems impossible that one person could become all the different characters, each accent distinct and exactly like I'd imagined them. This is one of the best read audiobooks I've ever heard, and I'll definitely be buying more narrated by Ms. Rosenblat. She's fabulous!

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    Alexandra 06-22-14
    Alexandra 06-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the slower installments, has its moments"

    I got a bit confused during this one, perhaps because I found it a little too easy to tune it out. I also found the villains a tad boring and annoying. That said, it has some highlights, which for me include the lion, the Black Pyramid, and the head of the department of antiquities (not to mention Amelia's shining moment of maternalism). The slower parts are made bearable by the always incomparable narration of Barbara Rosenblat.

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    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 05-15-14
    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 05-15-14 Member Since 2017

    I am an artist and I love to listen to books while I work. Books have always been an important part of my life. Audible Rocks!

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    "my favorite of the series"

    Ramses, a precocious 7 year old, is the star of this book. I laughed out loud at his opinions, antics, and triumphs over his parents, egypt, criminals, and everything else.
    Lots of fun!

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