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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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    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 05-15-14
    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 05-15-14 Member Since 2017
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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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    Lanna S. Seuret Sacramento, California 04-08-14
    Lanna S. Seuret Sacramento, California 04-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "L'Enfant Terrible Unleashed"
    Any additional comments?

    Ramses Emerson, now a VERY precocious 4 years of age, is invited, along with a wholesome footman of the house to act as attendant, to accompany his parents, Amelia Peabody Emerson, and Radcliffe Emerson, to a new and exciting dig in Egypt, which, due
    to Emerson's (the father's appellation) carelessness, is not an excavation of a pyramid, but
    of a mere gravesite, full of scattered shards and a few bones. Quite disappointed is Peabody. Ramses, however, is exquisitely curious, and manages to keep himself marvelously entertained and occupied, whether it is filling in his classical Arabic with colloquialisms learned from the local workman, or discovering bits of Coptic papyri taken,
    with permission, from the other archeologist, a Frenchman, who has the rights to a nearby
    pyramidal excavation. He, Ramses, actually discovers the lost gospel of Thomas Didymus, which we know as one of the excised books of the Bible, but which Peabody
    actually discounts and criticizes! This brings up my own slight disappointment with this
    installment: I found her interaction and harshness with her son too often chilling. The
    characters of the father and mother, Emerson and Peabody, are revealed clearly in this
    story: Emerson is fair, but appreciative at the right times, and affectionate; Peabody, capable of compassion accompanied by correct action (see the first story), seems to be
    lacking in graciousness and gratitude for the intelligence and good will exemplified by her
    son, and sometimes is quite short - I feel unnecessarily so- and even disrespectful. Others may find this negligible,but, as the mother and father, distracted by lack of professional fulfillment, become interested and entangled in uncovered an illegal antiquities
    theft and deportation criminal ring, end up being rescued by their son when the criminals
    have dispatched them by tossing them into a hidden burial chamber awash with slimy mud
    and scummy water 13 feet below the only opening, I felt her lack of simple manners
    acutely.

    Ms. Rosenblatt's narration is outstanding; the characters, as usual, are numerous and
    deliciously different,the humour in evidence ,the danger just right, the courage to overcome admirable, but the story this time left me a little wanting.

    I may skip Number 4, which also deals with this criminal ring, and see what Number 5
    has to offer.

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    Sarah 03-27-14
    Sarah 03-27-14
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    "Listen and Learn"

    MUCH mayhem and fun - prolix verbosity (lovely convoluted Victorian sentences) - is vocabulary building. I've read and listened to this series countless times and always return to enjoy again.

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    KARA 02-28-14
    KARA 02-28-14
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    "Slow story but fantastic performance"

    I have to say I struggled though this one. The story got off to a decent start, but after they boarded the ship it got reeeally slow. I don't feel like it picked up till the last third of the book after that. I only gave it 2 stars because I compare everything to the first book, which is one of my favorites. Overall it got 3 because I felt 2 was insulting to Amelia. As for the performance, Barbara Rosenblat is sooooo good - ridiculously good!! I cant imagine listening to these stories told by anyone else but her. She brings every single character to life, making each one memorable, even if they were only mentioned in passing.

    I wouldn't stand on my head for this book, however for any fan of the series its a must read because, well, its Amelia Peabody, Emerson, Egypt, and everything fantastic surrounding that time period. I could do without Ramses though... I liked it better when they left him behind.

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    Lorene 01-02-14
    Lorene 01-02-14
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    "Love this Series"

    The author is fantastic and the narrator is perfect. Haven't listened to one that I didn't love.

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    Lori Howe Ma. 11-12-13
    Lori Howe Ma. 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Rosenblat AWSOME TEAM"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend these books. There a great adventure and Amelia and Emerson make a great team and well as being very funny. Its nice to see a series of books that are not full of explicit sex. But I do love her innuendos. I've even got my husband listening too.


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

    Amelia and Emerson being rescued by Ramses


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    I adore the way Barbara Rosenblat brings these books to life. It's almost like I can close my eyes and watch it happening..


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

    It's very hard to pause and go to bed and try to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    I'm addicted.

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    M. Childers Texas, USA 07-17-13
    M. Childers Texas, USA 07-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining, educational, funny, and addicting."
    Would you listen to The Mummy Case again? Why?

    I have listened to it several times. I love the story, and this series.
    Amelia Peabody is a laugh riot, the humor is smart, witty, and its one of
    those series where you catch something new each time you read or listen
    to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its hard to pick for me. I love Peabody, Emerson and Rameses all so much.
    I think Elizabeth Peters is such a great writer, I don't know why she is not
    more nationally recognized. In my opinion, she is a brilliant writer, equal to, or better than Patterson, Evanovich, Steele, or any one of those mainstream fiction writers who is
    routinely on the NYT bestseller list.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Barbara Rosenblat is a queen in the narrator genre. She and Davina Porter are my
    all time favorite top 2 narrators, although I could name several who are excellent,
    and also in my favorite lists.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this author and this narrator, Together they make this book so
    enjoyable and memorable, I am sure you will go directly to the next book in the series. !!!

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    Michelle GILLETTE, WY, United States 04-05-13
    Michelle GILLETTE, WY, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "More Fun with the Emersons"
    Where does The Mummy Case rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I can't really rate the books this way. Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with all the audiobooks I have listened to so far. Some narrators are better in one way, others in another way, but quality is good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ramses Emerson is my favorite in this particular episode in the adventures of the Emerson family. Amelia Peabody Emerson is, of course, the main character and always a hoot. This first appearance of Ramses as a primary character is a lot of fun. He is a young genius whose escapades, while always completely logical to him, cause a lot of trouble--but eventually save the day.

    This book also marks the first appearance of the "Master Criminal," who comes to play a great part in the ongoing Emerson family adventures.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Rosenblat has a very pleasant voice to listen to, has good expression in bringing out the meaning and tone of each passage, and does a mostly excellent job in voicing the individual characters. My only reservation is with her voice for Emerson. He comes out sounding like an 80-year-old heavy smoker nearly on his last gasp. Though this portrayal of Emerson is disappointing to me, the rest is so good that I manage to overlook it in the overall experience of the story.


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

    Adventure, suspense, and humor amongst the relics of ancient Egypt!


    Any additional comments?

    I have the entire Amelia Peabody Emerson saga in book form. I enjoyed experiencing it in a new way through the audio book. I have some vision problems which make it increasingly difficult to read fine print, so I am now "collecting" an audio library as well as the print library I have.

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    Amazon Customer Humble, Texas 01-15-13
    Amazon Customer Humble, Texas 01-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Exciting Cosy Mystery"

    If you like Amelia Peabody, and I do, you'll enjoy this third book in the series featuring an amateur sleuth archaeologist in the early 1900's. There is kidnap, murder and a plethora of ancient antiquities all providing a compelling read.

    I love Barbara Rosenblat's voice for these books, which are all in Amelia Peabody's point of view. Her overwrought prose is part and parcel of the 'journal style' of the story told.

    Great fun! But read the series in order, the relationships all build nicely over time.

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    Kimberly 12-21-12
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    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Barbara Rosenblat's portrayal of Amelia Peabody is rich and delicious! Her brisk delivery of this story really does justice to the humor and suspense of Elizabeth Peter's second adventure for Amelia and her new husband Emerson.


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