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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,553 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: May 2000 ISBN: 9781440781094
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The pursuit of knowledge must never be deterred by Man’s folly. So the close of 1914 finds Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson back in Egypt for another season of archaeological excavation, despite the increasing danger of an attack on the Suez Canal and on Egypt itself. Trouble is brewing in Cairo and the defiantly pacifist stance of Amelia and Emerson’s headstrong son Ramses is earning the young man the derision, and much worse, of the British expatriate community. Meanwhile, the charismatic nationalist el Wardani is said to be fomenting insurrection in the ancient city. And since there is no way to stand outside the political hurricane that is suddenly threatening their lives, Amelia plunges directly into it.

When el Wardani escapes a police dragnet, thanks to the direct intervention of Amelia and Emerson, the family’s stake in a perilous game is raised considerably. But it’s Ramses’ strange secret role in it that could truly bring ruin down upon all their heads. However, there is more than intrigue and espionage, plots and counterplots, at work here. For an artifact uncovered at a Giza dig, an exquisite sculpture found where it ought not to be confirms Amelia’s most unsettling suspicion: that the chaos consuming Cairo has masked the nefarious re-emergence of Amelia’s villainous archnemesis, Sethos, the Master Criminal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Breathtaking…So much fun.” 

    New York Post

  • “Filled with intrigue and nail-biting suspense…Rich with detail and realism…Peters is surely the grande dame of historical mystery.”  

    Washington Post Book World

  • “The latest superb installment in this renowned series is one of Peters’ best…A deeply satisfying story.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rosenblat’s narration is perfect as she renders myriad dialects spoken by an almost uncountable number of characters. Rosenblat’s ability to capture Amelia Peabody’s idiosyncratic character is only outdone by her sense of the author’s finely tuned irony.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel in 2001
  • An Agatha Award Nominee for Best Novel in 2000

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginia | 2/20/2014

    " Once again this series has never failed to entertain me. Book #12 began with a flashback, and by the time I got to the end I had forgotten all about it. It was an interesting plot surprise. I plowed through the last 150 pages today because I just couldn't put it down. Intense scenes and memorable characters. A great read! Now, on to the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/14/2014

    " My favorite book for a long time. Politics, danger, intrigue, humor, family, tortured romance, the return of Amelia's nemesis and admirer, and a satisfying ending. Really the series should have have stopped here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 2/14/2014

    " Love the dual stories between the senior Emerson's and Ramses and Nefret. "

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

    " one of the best in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Fauble | 2/4/2014

    " In my opinion this book is the one that all other lead up to or away from in this series. It grips the reader from start to finish and leaves you going, What? Wow! by the end. The characters are all at their most, their best and their most intriguing in this book and I enjoy every minute of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/29/2014

    " One of the best in the series so far. Lots of action; lots of development in relationships. However, the author resolved so many things that were dangling that I am not sure where she is going next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/26/2014

    " The first of this series I read (who needs chronology - but I was a little confused). The writing is much better in these later books, but it was even better after reading some of the earlier stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 1/20/2014

    " Love, Love, Love, this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 10/24/2013

    " I have read several of the books from this series and have enjoyed them all. I think that this is the one that I have liked best so far. There is a compelling adventure story along with a good family message. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 9/27/2013

    " Yawn. Peters needed a tough editor on this one. Or perhaps she should have skipped the attempt at convoluted war/spy stories and cut down on the saccharine sentiments that try to pass as deep emotion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 9/10/2013

    " This has a little bit more bad language than the others it seems, but it's one of my favorites so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 7/22/2013

    " One word: FINALLY!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kami Smith | 2/3/2013

    " This is my favorite Amelia Peabody novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/26/2013

    " What a surprise ending! But now who are the bad guys going to be? "

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

    " War, Spies, Costumes....what more could you ask for? Oh right, a parasol with a sword in it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrisanne | 9/22/2012

    " She is slowly redeeming herself... But it wasn't the most original way of resolving that particular problem. And will someone puh-lease explain how "Cyrus Vandergelt" from Snake/Crocodile/Dog is not gone????? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Hilborn | 8/17/2012

    " Ramses is the only fictional character I have ever fallen for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 7/8/2012

    " My favorite in the series by far! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/25/2012

    " I enjoyed this very, very much. But only because I'd read all the previous books first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dora | 3/21/2012

    " This is part of a favorite series. Amelia is a strong character who gives insight into Egyptian life, basics of archeology, and is witty too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 12/3/2011

    " Truly the best of the series - so much goes on to solidify the family, and a lot of progress towards the inevitable end of Victorian Egyptology - tut is still lost, yet coming ever closer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/18/2011

    " I can never decide if I prefer this book to the Hippopotamus Pool, but I'm surprised this paperback hasn't fallen apart. If I don't read it once a year, the world has ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 11/16/2010

    " 1914 Tides of WW1 crate awesome backdrop to this continuing saga of the Emerson clan. Very engaging and satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/5/2010

    " Phew...All sorts of resolution in this installment..David's whereabouts, Ramses' secret activities, Sethos' secret identity (or should I say identities??), Nefret's allegiance... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 9/23/2010

    " I love you Ramses. :-) What can I say other than Elizabeth Peters perfected the entire series in these last two books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Alan | 8/20/2010

    " The books keep getting more exciting. World War I has just started and the family must try to maintain its neutrality while trying to ward off a revolution and a Turkish/German invasion.

    Plus do a little archeology!

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stormy | 7/23/2010

    " A great summer read. E. Peters writes in the style of archaeologist Howard Carter and yet manages to make the reader laugh at the absurd situations the characters find themselves. I'm going to look for more in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 7/13/2010

    " Glad to be back with my cohorts Amelia and Emerson. Will update. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/27/2010

    " I enjoyed this very, very much. But only because I'd read all the previous books first! "

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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

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-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.