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Publisher's Summary

The Charlemagne talisman, with its gold filigree volutes and enormous azure-blue sapphire, has caught Vicky Bliss' attention. When a man is found murdered with an enchanting copy of the antiquity in his pocket, along with an odd set of hieroglyphs, Vicky follows the trail of the gifted genius who created the fake to the narrow streets of the anitquity markets in Rome.

With her unusual qualifications, a doctorate in art history and the body of a movie goddess, Vicky is well equipped for getting the information she needs from anyone, particularly the older men who typically deal in antiques. But in #37 on the Street of the Five Moons, Vicky meets a dangerously exciting young Englishman, a man whose scruples are as questionable as his intelligence is keen.

Read by Barbara Rosenblat with the acclaimed talent that has made her Elizabeth Peters' only choice to read the Vicky Bliss series, Street of the Five Moons will delight the listener with a full measure of witty repartee and memorable characters.

Don't miss any of the mysteries in the Vicky Bliss series.
©1978 Elizabeth Peters (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC

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Much better than the first Vicky Bliss

I started on this second book in the Vicky Bliss series rather uneasy. I wasn't sure if I really didn't care for the first book, or if it was just the way it was read that made me feel so down about it.

But I do love Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series and figued I would try Vicky again with Ms. Rosenblat reading.

I am so glad I did. The story was very good, maybe even too short. I found myself just loving "John" and the ending was great.

It was FUN, it was interesting and it was READ REALLY WELL!

I recommend it to anyone who loves Elizabeth Peters. And there is enough background in it that you can just skip the first book in the series and start with this one. I wish I had done that.

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Mikki

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Now this is where the series startes to take off

Here we have the introduction of John?s character, and the beginning of the best part of the series. It is such a great listen to, and one cannot help buy want to travel to Germany afterwards. More Nancy Drew style mysteries that are repeat listens!

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Peters and Rosenblat - an unbeatable combo

I am a dyed-in-the wool Amelia Peabody fan and have listened to Barbara's narration of all of that series over and over but this series comes off almost as well. In fact, although I own all of these titles in hardcopy, I much prefer the audio version. Rosenblat "becomes" the characters. You can't go wrong with this series for pure, unadulterated fun. I hate it when each book ends. Until Rosenblatt also narrates the Jacqueline Kirby books, I guess I'll just have to listen to all of these again - and again - and again.

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Love Vicky Bliss

I discovered this series several years ago and have yet to grow tired of it. The interplay between Vicky and John S. Is smart and funny. Great dialogue and story.

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More fun read out loud

I already loved this book, already love Elizabeth Peters, and I’ve come to enjoy Ms. Rosenblat. I’ll admit, the first book I bridled at her ‘voice’ for Amelia Peabody. But I stuck it out and by the end I was in love with Barbara as well (esp her vocalizations of Emerson’s variety of harumphs.)

I’ve read other folks stating that they are not in love with her narration. I beg to differ and suggest that being able to let go of your own idea of what a beloved character sounds like is okay. Anyway she had me by the end of Crocodile on a Sandbank.

Due to circumstances beyond my control I can no longer read- and I am one of those people who reads books over and over. Having the resource of Audible is a lifesaver.

I recently finished listening to all the Amelia Peabody books except the last one- given the circumstances of its creation. I decided to revisit the Vicky Bliss series. I know that I love these books almost as much as the other series- but I wondered if Barbara’s narration would carry over.

I started with Laughter of Dead Kings but failed to do a real review for that one- but this covers both. Not sure if the Audible folks can put this on that book too- if you can that would be great. If not, alas.

Anyway, since I’ve made it clear that these are both series I love, Elizabeth Peters makes magic with her blending of a history lesson, remarkable characters, and a tip of the hat to Rider Haggard and the other authors of early romance/mystery mashups, this review is just for the narrator.

Barbara brings each character to life. She has superior comic timing and allows the prose to sing. I’ve read all these books often enough to have them committed to memory, and yet she always manages to surprise me with how well she presents the story.

You cannot go wrong with an Elizabeth Peters book read by Barbara Rosenblat. Well done.

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Nice cozy listen

I loved the Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody series so much, it took me a while to feel I could listen to this one and not compare the two. They really can’t be compared, the Amelia books are reflective of the stronger writer and storyteller Peters would become. The Vicky books are Peter’s earlier attempts. They are still very charming and I highly recommend them.

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Entertaining

Reader a bit too Stridently"American". Story line tends toward foolishly risk taking. Romance is contrived and cliche. Still an enjoyable listen.

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Educational, witty , captivating

I did not enjoy this narrator as well as the one in book one. She takes too many big breaths. Also her voice is older than the character

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Vicki bliss

Barbara rosenblatt could read the telephone iBook and make it interesting but in this case she is aided by wonderful characters and peters engaging style

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Truly delightful story and performance

I adore the witty, tongue in cheek, precocious heroines in Elizabeth Peter's stories. Humor abounds, mystery rules and adventure awaits! The narrator embodies Vicky Bliss to an extent you'll have a hard time believing the character only exists on paper.