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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20,716 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Susan O’Malley Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2002 ISBN:
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Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella.

On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been ruined and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her rascally lover. With a typical disregard for convention, Amelia promptly hires her fellow countrywoman as a companion and takes her to Cairo.

Eluding Alberto, Evelyn's former lover, who wants her back, and Evelyn's cousin, Lord Ellesmere, who wishes to marry her, the two women sail up the Nile. They disembark at an archaeological site run by the Emerson brothers - the irascible, but dashing, Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one - one mummy, that is, and a singularly lively example of the species. Strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 2/19/2014

    " Some of this book was a 3 stars for me, and some was 5, so I went for the middle ground. It started a little slow, I thought. And the main character loves archeology, so some of those parts got skimmed. At first I wasn't sure about the main character's personality, but by the middle I was so amused by her. And the mystery was very intriguing. One funny thing was that I was reading a very old copy so the dust in the pages irritated my allergies, but I kept on reading! I would read this author again, but I may go digital from here on out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/6/2014

    " Ok story. I listened to it on audio and liked it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danelle | 2/3/2014

    " I loved this book. I have read all of Elizabeth Peters books but the ones about Amelia Peabody are my favorites even though I also like her books written under other names. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 1/21/2014

    " Rereading the delightful and hilarious first entry in the Amelia Peabody series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Briana | 1/16/2014

    " 2.5 stars. Eh. Some funny parts but VERY predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/5/2014

    " Barbara Rosenblatt brings the characters and the story to life. It was wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis | 12/28/2013

    " I loved "PEABODY!!!" I so enjoy audio books and this was exciting, romantic and thrilling. And the ending was perfect. Now what happens next? I'm getting the next audio book today! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 12/24/2013

    " I really liked this book it was fun and had a good story line. I liked Amelia and her attitude she was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aldebaran | 12/15/2013

    " Elizabeth Peters is always smart, always funny and always worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thalia | 12/11/2013

    " As a read novel, I might have given this 3 stars. As an audiobook, it was bumped up to 4 stars. I have to verify which version I listened to a couple of years ago, but the narrator did a very good job with the novel. Entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Large | 12/9/2013

    " Interesting, but, I figured out Lucas's plan as soon as he appeared at the dig. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 11/30/2013

    " Loved Amelia Peabody, a witty, snarky, great feminist heroine who winds up with a mysterious mummy mystery in Egypt. Can't wait to start the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janie | 11/13/2013

    " A light mystery (amidst the mummies) in the spirit of Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot. Cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy C | 10/30/2013

    " It started out a little slow, but then I became very interested in the characters. I think I'd like to get to know Amelia Peabody better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fern | 10/14/2013

    " Plotting is a tad primitive - can see the villain and resolution from a mile off. But the Victorian voice is passably done and there are some nice comic scenarios. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peregrina651 | 10/10/2013

    " Not great. Not horrible. Nice to read a mystery story that isn't full of blood and guts. On the other hand, most people these days will turn their noses up at this one because it doesn't move fast enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lncropper | 2/19/2013

    " We have read--or more accurately listened to--quite a few of the Amelia Peabody books. I did not realize we had not read the first one. It was fun to find out how the series begins. These are always fun for a light mystery read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 7/31/2012

    " One of my all-time favorites. I read this book just about once year, every year. Love the characters, especially Amelia, and all the archaelogical facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Hendrickson | 7/28/2012

    " This book is a classic! Hilariously funny story about a Victorian age amateur archeologist and her adventures in Egypt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie John | 1/5/2012

    " Read and re-read - and now that I'm older and my eyes tire more quickly - listened to entire series on audio. By far my favorite series of all time!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Writerhime | 5/22/2011

    " I've already read this book before, but I still love it and will probably read it again and again over the years, as well as the other books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 5/17/2011

    " So far I love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacy | 5/14/2011

    " How have I not discovered this book before? What a gem! Adventure, mystery, romance, deception...and a fantastic, spunky female lead. I can't wait to read more in the series, but it will be hard to match my enthusiasm for the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mslogar | 5/13/2011

    " I LOVE this series and I LOVE the main character Amelia! A historical fictional mystery set in Egypt in the late 1800's...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saralee | 5/4/2011

    " One of my all-time favorites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nose-in-a-book | 4/29/2011

    " Amelia is so lovable. She is gruff but on the inside her heart is huge. I found the mystery itself predictable and very easy to figure out, which would normally take away from a story but in this case didn't. You'll find yourself routing for the characters and laughing at Amelia's witty narration! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/14/2011

    " I can't get enough of this series. Entertaining and a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillory | 4/13/2011

    " Witty and funny. I really loved this book for all it's wit and charm. I usually don't like mysteries, but this was had plenty of light-hearted moments to outweigh and overpower the suspenseful ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B.L. | 4/12/2011

    " Now, this is the kind of mystery I like! There's action, romance, history and sarcasm on almost every page. I absolutely loved it! I'm anxious to continue with the series, especially since the 9th installment is due out soon. Yay! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 4/12/2011

    " The first of 20+ Amelia Peabody adventures (all with more-or-less satisfying endings), these Victorian feminist archaelogical mystery adventures are right up my alley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/7/2011

    " Snarky, humorous, characters in exotic Egypt. Peters tell a good story with all the detail of someone who really experienced a winter in a wadi mucking about with the details of a dig. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 May | 4/4/2011

    " Saw this on Melanies good reads and decided to read it myself. I laughed throughout. A delightful read, predictable but I didn't care. Fell in love with the witty, and irrascable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 4/1/2011

    " Good gad! What a great heroine! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 3/27/2011

    " My favorite series,current favorite author. Love the indomitable Main character and the wit of the author. Found myself laughing out loud throughout the series. For a special treat, listen to it narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

About the Narrator

Susan O’Malley (a.k.a. Bernadette Dunne) is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.