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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20,693 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date:
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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 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 to an archaeological site that is home to a rather lively mummy. Soon strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a botched kidnapping convince Amelia that there is a plot afoot to harm Evelyn.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Peters’ unforgettable heroine Amelia Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[Peters is] a writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Evokes all the passion and mystery of the ‘Golden Age of Egyptology’ with humor, intelligence and insight.”

    Ancient Egypt Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary Williams | 2/17/2014

    " A fun read; great character development, exotic locales, romance, mystery, and a spooky monster - who could ask for anything more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krystal | 2/15/2014

    " I really like this series. Amelia Peabody is smart, funny and sassy. What a great read when you are in the mood for something light. I agree with other reviews that the mystery becomes almost the secondary plot against the great characters of the story. I can't wait to read more from the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rene' Riddle | 2/12/2014

    " About halfway through this book I had decided that while I was enjoying it enough to finish reading it, I wasn't about to read any more Amelia Peabody "adventures". I read it on my kindle, and I was more than 30% through the book before anything interesting really happened. I don't consider that adventurous. A lot of traveling, and sight seeing, and meeting people, but nothing really HAPPENING. I prefer my books to move a little faster than that. Once the story finally picked up I enjoyed it more. I also enjoyed Amelia's sarcastic humor. (I heart sarcasm). While the ending of the story didn't surprise me, it was still well written especially with regards to the romantic story lines. I may yet pick up another Amelia Peabody mystery in the future...... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jenalyn | 2/6/2014

    " I'm more than halfway through and I'm just so bored. Shouldn't a mystery be captivating? I have been forcing myself to read this, but now I'm moving on. I have too many other books waiting on my nightstand. "

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