The Mummy Case : Amelia Peabody

  • by Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • Series: Amelia Peabody
  • 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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Another excellent rendition

Barbara Rosenblat sounds like she is Amelia Peabody. A really enjoyable listening experience.
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- Carolynne

A delightful romp, beautifully read.

This a lovely piece of escapism. The first-person narration is perfectly done by Peters and Barbara Rosenblat reads to perfection. She's stunning and it'd almost recommend this for the reader than for the writer! Every dialogue is beautifully timed and executed. The accents are pitch-perfect and she even gets the odd German pronunciation spot on. I can't vouch for the Arabic pronunciation by it's very convincing indeed.

I've heard a few criticisms of audiobooks as the 'lazy' option to absorbing a book. Perhaps, but with readers as good as Rosenblat, the audiobook becomes a convergence of two performances; the writer's work and the reader's rendition of it. The book is bigger, better and in the best of cases, more satisfying than one's own stab at it.

Highly recommended.
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- Colin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books