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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 Rosenblat Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9780060779153
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A lost journal of Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing years" -- 1907-1908 -- 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 has ensnared Nefret once again, as she is helpless to save those she loves most from the prison of the Lost Oasis.

Rich with suspense, surprises, unforgettable characters, and the intoxicating atmosphere that has earned her the coveted title of Grand Master two times over, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters proves once again that, in the world of historical adventure fiction, she is truly without peer.

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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.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 2/5/2014

    " This is probably my least favorite of the series. The characters all seem not quite themselves--Emerson hardly ever says "hell and damnation!" But Rameses's actions are what really does this book in for me. I felt betrayed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 2/1/2014

    " Brilliant! Amelia Peabody Emerson is one of the greatest women in novels ever!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/26/2014

    " It's always a delight to spend time with Amelia Peabody, Emerson, Ramses and Nefret. This was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/21/2014

    " I always enjoy this author. This book was no exception. Love the Amelia and her well crafted sentences. My only dislike was the strangely crafted extra letters and manuscripts. This at times was confusing and I think the story would have been just as well if not better told without using this device. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmyn | 1/14/2014

    " This book went back in time a few years, so you, once again, have all the tension between Nefret and Rameses. I liked it, though. Amelia's always facing things head-on and it's a good mystery. Almost done with this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 12/27/2013

    " My blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/19/2013

    " It was fun to go back to the lost city, but it was kind of hard to get into the story when it came as a flashback. Too much was already known about the ending before it started. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 12/19/2013

    " I did like the ending of this book, but it was a long road to get there,too many people to keep track of who was who. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/11/2013

    " Love this series. I listened, rather than read this book because Barbara Rosenblat is one of my favorite narrators. Great book, great narration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 10/20/2013

    " Loved this book! I actually listened to the audio version of this one and the reading style was fantastic. Very believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl S. | 9/21/2013

    " This was a re-read. One of my favorite in the Amelia Peabody series. Sequal to "The Last Camel Died at Noon". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maris | 6/18/2013

    " I really enjoy this series. The characters are endearing and I especially enjoy the family dynamic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/14/2013

    " I enjoyed this story as I always enjoy this series but I listened to it on overdrive and the narrator was horrendous, I could get passed her voices "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa C | 8/11/2012

    " Yech. If you don't have a story, don't bother. Don't just keep dragging out the series because the publishers are trying to squeeze more dough out of your fans. This was the point that I was ready to give up on the series, but I thought I'd give it one more try... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriella | 1/7/2012

    " A classic of the early-20th-century-Egyptian-archeologist-mystery genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 12/11/2011

    " A typical enjoyable adventure with the Emersons. However, the choices she made with Ramses seemed completely out of character, utterly pointless, and even offensive. I hope I can forget them, and they don't come back to influence the story in the next books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " 2nd lost oasis adventure, filling in a lost year "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffiny | 1/19/2011

    " I was disappointed at first that this book goes backward in the series timeline, but it turned out to be a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 1/14/2011

    " Another fun Amelia Peabody mystery. An easy read...just right for the beach! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maris | 1/5/2011

    " I really enjoy this series. The characters are endearing and I especially enjoy the family dynamic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tes | 12/26/2010

    " I cannot resist reading what Amelia Peabody has to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmyn | 10/12/2010

    " This book went back in time a few years, so you, once again, have all the tension between Nefret and Rameses. I liked it, though. Amelia's always facing things head-on and it's a good mystery. Almost done with this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 9/21/2010

    " Going "back" and having an inserted story was a bit irksome, but that is my foible. Not a bad story otherwise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/19/2010

    " Ah! The wondrous adventures of archaeological Eyptologist, Emerson, his wife, Peabody, and son, Ramses (not to forget their "adopted" daughter, Nefret), take us from Kent, England, to Cairo, Egypt, and to more exotic locations. These books really are a lot of fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 4/5/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 3/15/2010

    " A typical enjoyable adventure with the Emersons. However, the choices she made with Ramses seemed completely out of character, utterly pointless, and even offensive. I hope I can forget them, and they don't come back to influence the story in the next books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 3/3/2010

    " Good for car listening, but I've only read a couple of other books and I could have used a bit more context for who the characters were. Maybe my memory is failing me, but from the other books I'd read I expected a little more suspense and action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/24/2010

    " Again in audio format and it was wonderfully enjoyable "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.