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Download Guardian of the Horizon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 16 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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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: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN:
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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 10 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 2/16/2014

    " Space between Peabodies is a wise move, because, taken in large measure, these delightful books become just a bit ridiculous. Even having avoided this next volume (chronologically for the Emersons, that is) for quite a while, I found Guardian of the Horizon rather slapdash. They spend quite a lot of time planning, preparing, and traveling before getting down to adventuring in the Lost Oasis that the had visited ten years before. Not Peters' best effort but still fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/8/2014

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 2bnallegory | 2/4/2014

    " One of my favorite series. I always enjoy re-reading these. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/31/2014

    " I'm rereading this (the entire series actually) and I simply love these characters! I miss them when I'm not reading the books. THis is probably my least favorite book in the entire series, and I'm still enjoying every minute of my journey with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Rodkey | 1/25/2014

    " Voice actress Rosenblatt is amazing. It helps that she has wonderful characters and a rolicking adventure tale to read. The amount of detail leads to a very long (13 CD) story, but it is all enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Stephanos | 1/11/2014

    " 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 Dawn | 12/31/2013

    " 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 Tiffani | 11/16/2013

    " It's so much fun to be with Amelia again. Thanks the other Tiff for starting me on these great books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 9/19/2013

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffiny | 9/7/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/15/2013

    " Spectacular reading by Barbara Rosenblat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tes | 2/7/2013

    " 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 Moose | 1/8/2013

    " Another published out of order; the one where they go back to the Lost Oasis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/24/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 9/16/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy | 8/11/2012

    " I listened to this a few years ago when I first started reading the Amelia Peabody books. I decided to re-listen to the book in the correct chronilogical order. It was fun. It discusses the second visit of the Emersons to the Royal Mountain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 7/26/2012

    " It was weird to go back in time to characters, knowing what happens to them later on. It must have been an odd book to write, too, in that sense. Otherwise, action packed, if with a lot less archaeology than some "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maris | 7/15/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 4/18/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dia | 2/5/2012

    " I am a fan of the Amelia Peabody books and I have been waiting for her to go back to the oasis. But I was very disappointed in this book. I was expecting more and I didn't like Ramses. He is usually one of my favorites "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 9/10/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 7/15/2011

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa C | 7/6/2011

    " 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... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 4/25/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 4/21/2011

    " 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.