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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,020 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenbla Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date:
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A lost journal of Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered, a chronicle from 1907–1908, one of the “missing years,” shedding light on an already exceptional career and an unexpected terror.

Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, he brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek’s heir and conveys his brother’s urgent need for help only the Emersons can provide.

The family sets off in secret for the mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before. The Emersons are unaware that deception and treachery are leading them onward into a nest of vipers, where a dreadful fate may await. For young Ramses, forced to keep his growing love for the beautiful Nefret secret, temptation along the way may prove his ultimate undoing. And a dark past and grim obligation have ensnared Nefret once again, as she is helpless to save those she loves most from the prison of the Lost Oasis.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Funny and engaging.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “One of Peters’ most engaging and exciting installments in the series.”

    Winston-Salem (NC) Journal

  • “Another thrilling episode of crime-solving…uproarious.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Wickedly entertaining…an essential purchase.”

    Library Journal

  • “Humor and passion…quick-paced and well-researched.”

    Book Magazine

  • “The incomparable Barbara Rosenblat invests each character with a unique voice and personality. There is never confusion as to which character is being portrayed, and Rosenblat's timing is, as usual, flawless.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Stephanos | 2/18/2014

    " Another in the long line of Amelia Peabody mysteries, "Guardian of the Horizon" follows the same formula as Elizabeth Peters' previous books. This time, however, she goes back to the period before World War I, when Peabody's son Ramses still yearned for his "sister" Nefret and when Sethos was still the "Master Criminal." The plot is rather staid, if convoluted in parts, and, as usual, there is little mystery to speak of. But Amelia Peabody and her clan are irresistible, especially to those of us who enjoy archaeology and have a strong romantic streak. Recommended for fans of Peters' other mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vanessa | 2/17/2014

    " Turn of the century, female Egyptologist at her finest! Great mystery series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by B Kevin | 2/12/2014

    " This series just keeps getting better. If you are at all interested in Egyptology, you will love this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bronwyn | 2/5/2014

    " Another juicy edition to the series. Out of chronological order, the family is summoned to the Lost Oasis by Prince Tarek. While they try to keep their destination secret there are number of people interested in their plans. As always there is plenty of comedy with Amelia one step ahead of everyone. Ramses is an heart throb . He has a fling even though we all know his heart belongs to Nefret he is almost to the point of giving up. Emerson continues to be wily and maintain his forceful personality. Selim and Dauod round out the cast. And as alwasy we need Sethos somewhere.Each character's actions are true to themselves and never contrived. Also while enjoying the action take a moment to enjoy the description of the locations. Ms. Peters gives the mind's eye some wonderful candy if you take the time to focus on the terrain. Time to pick up another one. I've almost finsihed the series. My goal for this year is to read all of them "

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